…Yeah, you can stop worrying about The Hobbit.

At least, if you’re someone like me.  Peter Jackson made this movie for people like me, because at this point in his career he can.  My wife felt that it could have been cut down about a half hour – which is true, but IRRELEVANT – but she did appreciate that Peter put in a nice five minute walking sequence in the middle so that she could run to the bathroom and not miss anything.  I didn’t see it in 3D (or whatever the format is), and I don’t really care whether I do or not; so I can’t attest to the technical issues that some people were having with that version of the film.  Also: Andy Serkis is in fact ‘stuck’ with being remembered primarily for his role as Gollum.  He would probably be touched by your commiseration, if only he could hear it over the sound of all that MONEY.

All in all, no worries.

Moe Lane

PS: Shockingly, there is a moment in this flick that reminded me powerfully of, of all things, Mass Effect.  Trust me: if you’ve played the original, you’ll know it when you see it.

5 thoughts on “…Yeah, you can stop worrying about The Hobbit.”

  1. I’m quite certain that it’s already been cut by at least half an hour – at least I expect the special edition discs (sold a few months after the initial DVD release, so they can soak us twice) will have at least half an hour more footage. Of course, if all three movies follow this path, their combined length will exceed the length of my copy of the Hobbit as an unabridged audiobook.

  2. Saw it at midnight last night, found it completely enjoyable. Since the source text is shorter, I didn’t find myself thinking . o O ( they SKIPPED 50+ pages! ) like I did the first time I watched Fellowship.

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