Happy Hobbit Day! Continue rocking and rolling this Tolkien Week with our review and retrospective on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012). Our own unexpected journey through Middle Earth officially begins with this movie review and retrospective. How does the movie hold up nearly a decade after its initial release?
How does the movie come across on the new 4K UHD home video release? Does the extended edition improve the overall viewing experience or simply clutter it further? THE HOBBIT had a strange journey being produced and filmed. How would you handle a 454 day film shoot?
What difference do you think it would have made if Guillermo Del Toro directed these movies, as originally conceived? And does the ensemble of characters in this film series grow on you more over time, like a hang out movie?