Last week, the third of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films came out on DVD and Blu-Ray. Wednesday night, I rewatched the film after seeing it in the theater after Christmas, and I think this Tweet summed up my reaction to the film:
Three months later, the third Hobbit film is still tedious. It hasn't improved with age.
— Allyn Gibson (@allyngibson) March 26, 2015
I didn’t write about the Hobbit films as they came out. Indeed, the last I wrote of The Hobbit films was this post about a strange metatextual dream about the first film before it even came out. Except for panels at Philcon in 2013 and Farpoint in 2014, I don’t believe that I’ve discussed them at any length in the off-line world, either. I’ve occasionally defended them or criticized them on social media or in private conversation, but I’ve never said, “You know, this is what I think about The Hobbit films,” largely because I’m not quite sure where to begin.