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    'The Hobbit' is here!

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    flickedup.com : The Hobbit is truly an unexpected journey


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Did you see 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?' Share your review here.
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    Hold onto your hats kids, we’re heading to middle earth again with Peter Jackson and company.
    After years of waiting its finally coming to theaters, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
    Bilbo Baggins, a kicked back happy go lucky hobbit, joins Gandolf the Grey and 13 dwarves on a dangerous quest to reclaim their homeland and their treasure from “Smaug” the dragon.
    The film is a staggering 160 minutes, but unlike any of the Lord of the Rings Films, it takes about an hour for anything to really get going.
    Once it does though, game on, with nonstop chase scenes and action sequences.
    On the journey they run into every kind of creature imaginable, the problem is, most of them are cgi creations. That was a big misstep I think. In the Lord of the Rings films most of the monsters were just guys in makeup and there was a sense of presence. I was hoping for the same here.
    GCI does work is Gollum (played by Andy Serkis). Gollum and Bilbo’s game of riddles is a nice piece of character interaction between battles sequences.
    Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellan as Gandolf, and Richard Amitrage as the elf leader do a wonderful job of acting.
    This film is a lot of fun to watch but it’s not a great film as it never quite recaptures the charm of the Lord of the Rings films.
    The Flick-o-meter gives The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a four out five.
    This film can be seen in 3D or 48 frames per second, its really not worth paying the higher ticket price. Just go see it the regular way, at 24 frames per second, they’ve been doing it for decades and it works just fine.
    I’m eagerly awaiting the next two installments in the trilogy and so should you.
    Let me know what you think, head to my Facebook page, it’s called TheBrettside, and click like.
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