Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

And so with a sense of exhaustion we come to the end of the story, or, if you're counting this as a lead-in to the Rings trilogy, the middle. The middle of Middle Earth. Take a deep breath, make sure you're pepped up on caffeine or have a decent on-hand supply of gummy sweets, popcorn or … Continue reading Review: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug

It's that time of year again. Getting taken back to Middle Earth by the trusted hand of Peter Jackson has become a sort of yuletide treasure in itself, such is the fondness with which we remember seeing his Tolkien adaptations at Christmas time. It's an element of sweet nostalgia that served Jackson well last year … Continue reading Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation Of Smaug

Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

When it was announced that Peter Jackson's troubled realisation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was going to be two movies, I sighed a little. This was a comparatively slim children's fantasy story, and whilst I enjoyed his The Lord of the Rings films immensely, the (excuse me) bagginess of Return of the King was still very fresh in the … Continue reading Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey