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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hobbit1The Hobbit is a book by J R R Tolkien, that was written as a bedtime story for his son and is a more light hearted prequel to his opus magnum The Lord of the Rings.  It tells the story of how a Hobbit called Bilbo Baggins gets coerced by the Wizard Gandalf into joining with a company of Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, as their Burglar.  The company sets upon a journey across Middle Earth to the Lonely Mountain, home of the old Dwarven city of Erebor which was taken over by the Dragon Smaug, in the hopes of retaking the city and restoring it to glory. Continue reading “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” »

Captain America: The First Avenger

Captain America is the latest in the big superhero franchises to make it to the big screen, and I can safely say it’s up there with the best of them. The Sentinel of Liberty himself is well played by Chris Evans who formerly played the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies. Thankfully, this movie is as far from the FF hokum as it can be.

Captain America Poster

This, like many others, is the origin story telling the tale of how skinny little Steve Rogers became the super soldier fighting for truth, justice and the American way. Set during World War II we see a scrawny little Steve Rogers trying (and failing) to get into the army for the fifth time. Brilliantly, Evans head has been CG attached to a weedy little body, and although a little bit strange looking at first it quickly settles into being the norm. In fact, the CG is so well executed when you see him later in the movie in his real life muscled form it at first looks stranger than the weedy version. Continue reading “Captain America: The First Avenger” »