Peter Jackson‘s new movie is has set off to be a fine prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, with characters from that other trilogy coming back for either a starring role or a reappearance. Steampunk elements are few and far between, but as far as clockpunk goes, this movie can count in a lot of the architecture, bits and bobs and some of the outfits.
It’s less scary and a little less violent, as was to be expected as The Hobbit is essentially a story intended for younger readers by Mr Tolkien and essentially it’s more from what we came to expect from this director, especially if you’ve seen the Lord of the Rings movies.
This first instalment may literally go on for hours, but the pace is kept on pretty well, so boredom sets in seldomly with the viewer. I won’t delve into the story as I don’t want to give out spoilers for those wanting to see it that haven’t read the book. What I can say is that the action scenes are very well done, the characters are well developped and the atmosphere as well as the scenery is absolutely stunning. I would definitely recommend it. I’m not entirely sure how he’s going to fit the one book into two or three movies, but so far so good and I look forward to the next part of the cinematographic representation of The Hobbit next year.