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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I must be the only person in America who has not seen "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, which is really weird, especially since I read and loved the Tolkein books in high school.

"The Hobbit" was so light and fluffy, the three "Rings" books so dark and mysterious.

So when I heard they were planning to turn "The Hobbit" into a trilogy, I had to wonder how they'd stretch it into three movies.

December 2012 we saw "The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey". December 2013 we saw "The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug". And this year we saw "The a Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies".

Now, having seen all three movies ...the tone of the movies is very much a prequel for the "Rings" trilogy. A lot of the material in the Hobbit movies doesn't come from the book, but rather, the subplots are created to set us up for what is to come.

The third movie is focused on action, there's very little in plot, most of the movie involves the battle that was set up by the first two films. And with dropping tidbits about the future of Middle Earth.

It's well crafted and enjoyable. And truly enhanced by IMAX 3D.

And after the movie, we headed to Denny's. But alas, unlike previous years, this time around Denny's does not have a Hobbit-inspired menu.

And now I really must find the Rings DVD's...

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