Definition Rejected – Battle of Five Armies

“The Defining Chapter”

This was in the official teaser trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.

I can’t remember the last time I took issue with a subtitle (although I’m sure it’s happened), but I’ve decided not to accept this last chapter in the current Middle-Earth film saga as defining the whole of it.

It's on the poster too

It’s on the poster too

Why? Here’s a quick chronological breakdown of what got me to this place: Continue reading →

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Exploring the Hobbit

Exploring the Hobbit

She hooked me up with not one but two Hobbit-related gifts last year …

The first was the blu ray of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the second was Exploring the Hobbit by Dr. Corey Olsen, of Tolkien Professor game. Nice!

An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey

While I’m just getting to posting this now, I saw the first Hobbit film with friends and thought it was great.

It was my first 3-D experience as well and while that didn’t make the movie for me, it didn’t detract at all so I think that’s a plus.

While there are always nitpicks I have with how characters are different from the book, overall they did a fantastic job and I’m excited for the next one.