When The Hobbit was first announced, my husband was VERY excited about seeing it. He’s a huge Tolkien fan and was thrilled that he would also be able to introduce both The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit to our son. So, it makes sense that I would let the men take over and give you their review of The Hobbit, which they both enjoyed very much. Keep in mind, the husband is of the ‘artsy fartsy’ variety when you read his thoughts:
I discovered Tolkien when I was 10. I remember spending hours on the couch reading The Hobbit, surrounded by orange shag carpet and olive green fixtures that seemingly transformed themselves into deep valleys in Rivendell. In my early teens, The Lord of the Rings became the prelude to countless hours of Dungeons and Dragons. This was a time my friends and me created mythical worlds. Worlds where caverns and trolls came to life and gold glittered under Smoky mountains.
With the release of Jackson’s movie, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, I knew this was the right time to introduce my nine-year-old son to Tolkien’s literary world, and to Jackson’s massive movie experience. I’ll let my son speak for himself, except to say, I was happy we shared this experience together.
While the movie had a Lord of the Rings undertone, it still delivers in awe. The movie feels like a fable, and draws upon Tolkien’s work with some creative license. While some hard core fans were disappointed with the film’s artistic license, I felt the movie stayed true to Tolkien’s playful nature. The film was engaging, exciting, and above all – entertaining. And isn’t that what we expect from a night out at the movies?
And the best part is – I got to introduce my son to new imaginary worlds – and to Tolkien.
And the 9yo’s thoughts:
I saw The Hobbit with my dad and this is what I thought about it. I think it was a really cool movie. I like that it starts out like Lord of the Rings and it shows Frodo and Bilbo Baggins (when he’s old), when Bilbo tells Frodo a story. The movie is really funny too – like when all the dwarfs went into Bilbo Baggins’ house and sang a funny song. Animation is another thing that is cool, for example Golem is animated really cool.
We clearly have The Hobbit fans in this house, so it’s only fair that I share it with you too. I’ve got a Blu-Ray/DVD copy of The Hobbit to give away to one lucky winner!
To enter, leave a comment below and tell me your favorite character in The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit movies!
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UPDATE: CONGRATS to my winner – #1 SANDY!! Thanks to everyone who entered!