Sunday, 20 January 2013

Review: The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey - 3D (second-pass)

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D) Poster

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (3D) - Second Pass*1
Cert: 12A / 169 mins / Dir. Peter Jackson

So an interfering geriatric press-gangs a contented homeowner into a travelling band, to "recover" a kingdom which was little more than a glorified mining corporation, whose wealth was amassed by a mentally ill chrysophilist, instructing his employees to strip the valuable innards out of Middle Earth?

With capitalism like that as a starting point, it's no wonder Warner Bros want you to pay £10-£18 for one third of a story…

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

*1 My first (slightly lengthier) review is here.
*2 During the escape from the Goblin King's hordes.

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