DVD review: The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey

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If the Lord of the Rings trilogy didn't exist, then Peter Jackson's bloated fantasy blockbuster would seem impressive indeed.

But as it is, it seems like The Fellowship of the Ring as remade by a not-as-talented Jackson imitator. It's got the same structure and the same New Zealand hillwalking scenes, but it somehow doesn't have the same epic significance, however much padding Jackson stuffs into Tolkien's slender novel.