aelst’s review

I saw this in 3D in a cinema. I knew before going in that this was only a third of the novel, so I was prepared for the slow pace.

I wasn’t disappointed — the movie provides background to the characters which serves as a refresher as I read the book around 20 years ago!

Included are scenes from the initial party gathering of silly dwarves in Bilbo’s house, trolls, to the great eagles.

My favourite part is the meeting with Gollum — I loved the visible anguish and distress when Bilbo escapes the orc mountain.

It is rather comical at times, probably targeted for younger audiences.

4/5 stars.