Sunday, April 17, 2011

...The Hobbit: Part 1 (Welcome Back to Middle Earth).

Peter Jackson on the set of "The Hobbit." (Marie Claire UK)

Peter Jackson is at it again! Hurray!

J.R.R Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, was released in 1937 with critical acclaim and hasn't lost momentum. 

Now, it is time for Bilbo Baggins' story and if it is as full of adventure as Frodo's, then I'm all in.

Bilbo Baggins played by Ian Holm in Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings is one of the best movies I have ever experience in many aspects of filmmaking. The enormity of the sets erected in Scotland and New Zealand were unheard of until Fellowship of the Ring. The costuming and makeup were extensive and had to not only meet the criteria of a particular period, but also the fantasy of Middle Earth and all of the creatures who inhabited it. 

Walking trees, giant people, dragons and full out wars that could only be done with computer enhancements; captivated audiences world wide. Yet, the emotion was still there. The details in direction and shot design did not come secondary.

The score is riveting and the cast is hands down the best group of actors one could have ever put in a film together. Bravo!

I was engrossed for three hours during every Lord of the Rings film and I expect the same luxury for The Hobbit.

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