I had thought of doing a media review of The Hobbit movie but “A Homeschool Mom” already did a good one so I thought I’d reblog. Now, I’ve never read the Hobbit but I am a big fan of the LOTR movies. We did allow Michael to see the Hobbit and he’s also seen the LOTR minus a few scenes we skipped through. I feel like the LOTR is more adult than The Hobbit. We watched the making of the LOTR and that took away any Orc fear Michael had. I guess it really is a case by case thing. Some of my friend’s kids would freak out if they saw an orc. Gollum was the funniest in the Hobbit and we were all excited about him. Michael does a great impression of Gollum. The Necromancer was the only scary part for me…which I’m assuming he’s Sauron before he becomes the eye. We really like dragons around here so I don’t think the dragon can be scary to any of us. Anywho, I said I wouldn’t do a review lol but we loved the movie and it was a whole new adventure with a bit of familiarity from LOTR. This is coming from a big Lord of the Rings movie fan. I have a copy of Frodo’s sword, “Sting”. Michael pointed it out in The Hobbit….”Mommy, that’s your sword!” What I really love about these movies is the fact that there is no foul language and no sexual stuff…..that’s becoming rare for even cartoons these days :(. Well, God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover
We thought the movie was fantastic. It was well made and very entertaining, so much so that we were remarkably surprised at how fast three hours flew.
The characters were charming and well-developed, the scenery breathtaking, and the story interesting.
It didn’t follow the book exactly and there were a few minor inconsistencies between this movie and the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, but nothing that affected the plot.
Our oldest daughter, “T”, has recently finished reading this series as part of her homeschooling. She was quite bothered when we announced that she would not be allowed to watch the movies yet. (In our house we read the books before we ever watch the movies. Therefore she thought she would be allowed to watch, having read the books.)
I stick with our earlier decision…
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