I got to see the first Hobbit movie tonight. It was a thrill in lots of ways, and I’m glad I finally got to see it. I must say, though, something about it didn’t really click with me at some level. I think part of this is I’m still pretty shaken up over the Connecticut shootings, so I’m just not “feeling” things very intensely at the moment. I’ve also been looking forward to this movie for so long, it was almost impossible that it wouldn’t disappoint at some level. But I also think there were some rather serious flaws with it.
(Obviously, there are spoilers in what follows…)