Tolkien Tuesday- Why The Lord of the Rings is Greater than The Hobbit

Why has The Hobbit so thoroughly failed at resurrecting the Tolkien universe?
Well, I can certainly tell you that it’s not for lack of trying.

I almost feel bad for The Hobbit. It’s like that little sibling who does anything they can and just can’t live up the perfection of an older brother. The one who was popular, class president, the valedictorian and the football captain. Since last night was The Oscar’s, I thought that that would be a good place to start.

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Tolkien Tuesday- The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

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I just have to start out by saying that I am a huge Tolkien fan and I am looking at this movie from a literary perspective without being too mean to my other favorite person (Peter Jackson).

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. For some of the less nerdy people out there they would automatically think that this was from The Lord of the Rings, but they are sadly mistaken. This sentence comes from one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most notable pieces of children’s literature, The Hobbit.

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