Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Story

It's not all about walking, there are
 certain flying parts too!
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is not just a movie, it is a way of thinking and perception of life carefully blending in the joy and morbid circumstances in one perfect note. It is about what goes on in the minds of the reluctant heroes. 
 I am not a great fan of Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings Trilogy. Though I enjoy certain aspects of the adaptation films, they just feel like shallow and grim movies about war but not about the atrocities and grief of war. The movies were more about the journey and focused less on the characters and subplots. They were too solemnly serious and looked detached to the normal world for any parallel analogies. The journey in the trilogy was all that these movies were about and it was too hard to focus on the actual storyline. So much so that people still think 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is all about walking on stray roads and obscure paths. 
"The fact that the exceptional ‘Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is getting mixed reviews when the mediocre LOTR trilogy received blanket praise has convinced me that modern critics are not worth listening to. They have forgotten that film is about story-telling." 
Because of the critics' blind praise of the CGI and the special effects and complete ignorance of the plot, the reviews fail at the most basic level. The characters had emotional depth and motives, that you could understand and empathize with, without having to think about the journey, as the journey existed on a surreal level and yet hidden beneath the shield of exceptional personas.
Yes, the movie also has Gollum in it.
What more reasons do you need to go watch it?
The narration in the intro is very compelling and adds a certain charm and a feeling of grandeur right from the beginning. Even the grim backdrop brings a creative finish to the lives of mourning dwarves. The hobbit molds together the two factors needed to tell a fiction story - creating believable worlds and making them extraordinary at the same time.
Albeit the woe of the dwarves in Lonely Mountain, The nonchalant world is a place where characters break out into songs, feast with relish and share touching stories, not just of the glories of war—but also of its horrors. Each life is treated with the respect it deserves and death is singular. Jovial companionship and loyalty of this most unlikely heroes is unparalleled by any other group, even the fellowship.
Any movie which has Gandalf is a
movie worth watching.

Hobbit may not be completely free of flaws too. A few jokes stand out as coerced for easy laughs from the audience, and each character does not get the required time-log to completely comprehend the subtext. But these rare moments are instantly forgiven by the instant compensation of superior narrative speech.

Watch the trailer



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