We went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey! We aren’t fans of the Hollywood crowd, values, and politics. So it is a rare occasion for us to plunk down our money and buy senior tickets for a movie. However, we ARE big fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and his delightful world of hobbits, elves, wizards, and other creatures.
We went a couple of weeks ago, before the Christmas school holiday schedule, and picked a matinee time. There were perhaps a dozen people in the whole theater. We thoroughly enjoyed the movie! It was a visual treat. The casting, special effects, costumes, and set designs were superb. There are parts that will have you on the edge of your seat, and others will make you belly laugh. If you are familiar with the book, some parts will make you scratch your head in wonderment. The story line doesn’t hold true to the book, with the director/writers embellishing far too much and often. It is also just one of three movies, requiring us to patiently wait for the other yearly installments. Oh, but it was such fun!
Now I want to read the book again! If you are a Tolkien fan too, please don't hesitate to go. You will have a lovely time.