Movie Review: The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies (3D-HFR)

The-Hobbit-Battle-of-the-Five-Armies-posterThe Battle of the Five Armies is the last and the least of Peter Jackson’s six Middle-earth movies, but it is still pretty good. The element of surprise is long gone, the movie delivering just more of the same. The po-faced, serious dramatic scenes are on occasion more giggle-worthy here than I remember them being in previous entries.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Hobbit – Desolation of Smaug (3D – HFR)

the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-posterI don’t have much to say about The Desolation of Smaug as far as plot and acting go. The middle part of the trilogy is basically just more of the same, an overlong but entertaining fantasy ride with some scenery-chewing. Cumberbatch is fun as the dragon Smaug, and the scenes with him are a highlight.… Read the rest

Movie Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Is it a good idea to take The Hobbit, a relatively simple story for children contained in a single, not especially thick book, and then to spin it into three epic, connecting movies? The answer from an economic perspective is, of course, “yes”.… Read the rest