Unless over the past year you’ve been living as a hermit following a change of heart career wise or were, and I do apologise for the cliché, in space (we’ll let you off this time Felix Baumgartner), you will have heard that Peter Jackson has directed The Hobbit, a trilogy based on J.R.R Tolkien’s precursor to the Lord of the Rings, the first part which will be released in just over a months time.
Now, if you are like me, and trust me, you’re in a good position if you are, then since the world of Tolkien last graced us back in 2003 following the release of the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, you have been left pining for more. Of course there’s no denying we’ve had fantasy treats a-plenty, HBO’s TV series Game of Thrones based on the novels by George R.R Martin being one of them for me, this just doesn’t fill the empty void that is Middle-Earth.
2012 has been a great year of film, particularly in the case of blockbusters. We’ve been treated to superhero delights: the star-studded Marvel film The Avengers (any film with Scarlett Johansson wearing latex receive 5 stars from me), and The Dark Knight Rises, the last film in Christopher Nolan’s spectacular trilogy (Anne Hathaway as the catwoman, wearing, you’ve guessed it, latex. Anyone spotting a trend here?) as well as the return of Bond, James Bond. All good films, successful films in their own right but for me, the Hobbit will be better than them all. It has to.
The Hobbit has been given a big billing to live up to, but I believe that it will live up to it, and become the greatest movie of 2012 and here, me and my diligently working hermits have come up with 10 reasons to back our claim up.
This article was first posted on November 10, 2012