Really, really poor casting kills this film. After the brief brilliance of Ian Holm in The Lord Of The Rings, it is a tragedy that Martin Freeman is a black hole of charisma. The scene in which Bilbo wins the Ring from Gollum was thrilling in the book; Freeman is snide and lacks urgency. One star for the dwarves, though why all and sundry require false noses is beyond me.
Upon finally seeing this, I was pleasantly surprised. This was hardly the drawn-out, excruciating trilogy I expected from a slowly declining Jackson. It was a supremely fun adventure story, packed to the gills with scary orcs and fantastic action sequences - even a good original song or two. On the downside, it feels a little long for its own good with sloppy CGI in places that could have easily been practical.
Non ci siamo.Anni luce dal Signore degli Anelli,è fiacco anche come puro prodotto d'intrattenimento,perchè si perde tra cento spiegoni e mille personaggi,con silenzi e paesaggi che hanno solo lo scopo di allungare il brodo.L'unica scena che mi è piaciuta è stata la lotta tra i giganti di pietra,il resto è solo mediocrità.Speriamo i seguiti siano meglio.
The first instalment of The Hobbit trilogy opens with what seems like a lengthy World of Warcraft-cutscene. It's remarkably vulgar in its plasticity and saturation. Thankfully - once you get used to the look - much of the magic that made the first trilogy shamelessly entertaining remains. It also feels considerably more messy and long winded than it's predecessors, making its obvious strengths harder to appreciate.