Finally caught up with the Hobbit part 1 yesterday. Lots of running about and fighting. Just one female character in the whole thing and she only got 5mins of screentime (if that) and a handful of lines.
There were good things, of course. The ‘feel’ of the film was right. There was suitably gentle humour. Gollum – magnificent. The landscape – wow. The acting in the main was pretty good.
So where does that leave us? Not sure really. And that’s the feeling you end up with at the end of this film . It’s all left a bit ‘hanging’. It’s a bit unsatisfying. A bit anticlimactic. A bit disappointing. But by no means a waste of time. I’ll watch part 2 for sure (dragon!)… but on dvd, I suspect. Overall, 7/10. Stick that in your pipe, Gandalf.