On "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
Middle Earth hasn't lost any of its luster in the decade that has past since we last visited with these characters, and Jackson carries us off on another rollicking tale of high adventure. It is a grand cinematic spectacle that demands our full surrender but doesn't overwhelm its simple tale of courage with its spectacular special effects. "The Hobbit" will almost certainly never quite reach the heights of "The Lord of the Rings," but it was never designed to. It is exactly what it should be, a worthy and entertaining prelude to one of the great trilogies in cinematic history.Click here to read my full review.