An Unexpected Journey
The beautiful thing about literature is that the way the characters and environments look, the tone, the mood are all at the discretion of the reader. So when a book is adapted into film often directors receive grief because they didn’t do it “right”. The biggest book-film adaptation of the moment is of course Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, an adaptation of J.R.R.Tolkein’s 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. So how true was Jackson’s interpretation of one of the most iconic fantasy novels of all time?
Skepticism has loomed over The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s return to Middle Earth, for several months now. The doubt first began when it was announced that Jackson would be splitting J.R.R. Tolkien’s 310-page book into a trilogy of films that would accumulate to around eight hours of cinema.