Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Hobbit Trilogy

I recently finished the Hobbit Trilogy and I have 2 words - Under Whelming. When I first heard about the prospect of a Hobbit film, I was excited.  But after I discovered it would be a 10 hour epic like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was confused.  After seeing the first film in the theater, I decided that the next two would have to be on DVD. 

One reason is the effects (FX).  In a recent article on, David Christopher Bell gives all the reasons why modern movie CGI looks so bad, so I won't go over that territory again. 

The main reason I didn't like these films is because they weren't that interesting.  Apart from 2 or 3 scenes out of the entire 9 - 10 hours of screen time, the story was flat and at points boring. Guillermo del Toro was smart to bow out of this series. 

I would give the Hobbit Trilogy 2.5 out of 5 stars.