Story dwarfed by commercial imperatives in first of Tolkein trilogy
First, let’s acknowledge—shall we?—that despite the level of craft and application on display, and notwithstanding the fact that it will soon occupy every cinema from here to the outer suburbs of Ulan Bator, this is in fact less a movie than a...

Hollywood titans double down

Peter Jackson and James Cameron have a need for speed when it comes to frame frequency.
“The cinema,” Jean-Luc Godard once famously declared, “is truth at 24 frames per second.” However, the legendary maverick's dictum is now under the threat of obsolescence. Filmmakers Peter Jackson and James Cameron, the creators of blockbu...
Elijah Wood plays Frodo Baggins, who's a hobbit, a gentle home-loving creature, slightly height-impaired, with pointy ears and feet that are very hoof-like. Frodo sort of inherits the ring from his uncle Bilbo (Ian Holm), who's had it for sixty...
While some people think this surpasses the original, I don't.
Continuing right on from where we left off, the Fellowship which has gathered to protect the Hobbit Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), on his quest to destroy the One Ring has become dispersed. Frodo and his hobbit gardener Sam (Sean Astin), are lost...

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