The Hobbit reviewed: Peter Jacksonâ€™s new Tolkien movie is too long and looks like Teletubbies.
Rohit Khare stashed this in potpourri
Stashed in: Lord of the Rings
More time in Middle Earth is exactly what The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey providesâ€”so much more that the movie starts to feel like some Buddhist exercise in deliberately inflicted tedium. Before we ever set foot in the hobbits' shire or lay eyes on any of the main characters, thereâ€™s a 20-minute long CGI prologue that provides a Bayeux Tapestry-length account of the mythic fall of Erebor, the dwarvesâ€™ once-glorious homeland. Bilbo doesnâ€™t actually pack his bag and leave the damn shire until about an hour in to the movie, which clocks in at just 10 minutes short of three hours.
The reviews have been very consistent: TOO DAMN LONG.
I wonder if this will affect their strategy of having two more movies.