Hello everyone! Fenrir here with yet another movie review (instead of food, haha). This weekend Peter Jackson’s highly anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey–the first of three “prequel” movies to his acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy–was released to generally favorable reviews. The critics have rallied against it, with many a complaint for what is otherwise a stunningly charming film — and if you asked me maybe thirty minutes after my midnight screening run I would have asked you how could anyone not like The Hobbit?
Well one more screening later, and I think I can weigh in on this film without the rose-colored fandom glasses — so how does this first leg of a three-film journey stand on its own furry feet?