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Time to call on The Rock,
This review is from: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Extended Edition [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
When a film series is flagging what do you need to do? Well get The Rock involved just look he turned around The Fast and Furious.
The Dark Knight Rises needed the Rock as Bane, Prometheus needed The Rock, get The Rock in everything.
OK time to get serious, The Hobbit is a children's novel it is not a 1000 page epic spread over three novels as was LOTR. There is too much embellishment in this film and it is mighty slow to get going. My biggest complaint is that we have seen it all before the opening hour is a slower more saccharine version of TFOTR and only makes you wish to turn this film off and watch the first series.
2012 was a terrible year for movies, directors such as Nolan, Scott and Jackson got away with being lazy and over indulgent and treating the good will of their fans with complete contempt.
This is not as bad as Prometheus and TDKR from 2012 as it has a certain charm in places however in the context of Tolkien's work it is just wrong Jackson has been given too much free reign.
I can't comment on all the different versions available as I don't have hours of my life to keep going through all these releases and re-releases but if LOTR is anything to go by go for the extended editions. It is not masterpiece just a rehash of a better film by the same director.