Something to keep in mind before you go see the Hobbit. I really enjoyed the movie and would prefer to see my friends & colleagues keep an open mind so they too can enjoy this particular film interpretation.
This blog post will no doubt annoy a number of my closest friends, and particularly infuriate those who are the Middle Earth equivalent of the SSPX – i.e., more Tolkien-than-thou. However my intent is not to make pleasantries, but rather to challenge perceptions and preconceptions in our culture. To paraphrase Addison DeWitt, my native habitat is the blogosphere: in it I toil not, neither do I spin – I am simply a critic and commentator.
That being said, I will now freely admit that I am looking forward to catching Part One of Peter Jackson’s new film version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” this weekend, if I can manage to snag a ticket at my local multiplex. Rather than review a film which I have not yet seen, I want to address two points which all of us ought to keep in mind, and not just with respect to Jackson’s…
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