The Hobbit Movies 2012-2014

From the Perspective of an Old Soul

The_Hobbit-_The_Desolation_of_Smaug_more8 I have been debating for a long time how I will rate these movies. I love The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and will do my review of it on another day. . . when I am feeling especially ambitious. For now, as I promised about six months ago, I will do my best to rate these movies as fairly as I can without letting my previous knowledge of Tolkien’s works or the critic’s opinions of them hinder me.

Peter Jackson directed these films after almost two tiresome decades of law suits, unsupported plans and changes in direction. Originally, Jackson was to direct The Hobbit in 1995 then follow up with the Lord of the Rings however United Artists owned the rights to The Hobbit and such a venture was impossible at the time. We know the story then, with the release of the phenomenal first Lord of the Rings…

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