Company: Traveller’s Tale Games
Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, 3DS, Wii (Reviewed on Xbox 360)
Rating: Everyone 10+
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Let’s start off this review with the very first thing that I thought of when I heard that “The Lord of the Rings” was being turned into LEGOs…Lego Legolas! Ok, not that I got that off of my chest I can point out that I have been a fan of the LEGO video games since the very first Star Wars ones way back when. The big name LEGO games aren’t the most challenging games in the world, but ever since I saw an animated LEGO Millennium Falcon with a LEGO Chewbacca hanging out with LEGO Han Solo I was sold. Their humor is fun for both young and old and since I have a major case of OCD in regards to collecting things in life and in video games, the overabundance of collectibles in the LEGO games always manages to keep me entertained for hours on end.
Director Peter Jackson has confirmed on his Facebook page that the Hobbit will be broken up into 3 movies now! Lord of the Rings geeks will either love or hate this. I for one am quite excited to see more from Peter Jackson’s take of the Tolkien stories. Sure, the Hobbit isn’t that long but there’s a lot of stuff untold in the Appendixes of Return of the King. I’d love to see more of Aragorn (which I hope Viggo Mortensen can come back), the rise of Sauron and other things. Other questions arise like how long each film will be, and where PJ will break up the stories? Does he end with Smaug in Movie 2 and have Battle of the Five Armies and all the other stuff in part 3? Or do the first two movies be The Hobbit and have all the other stuff be the third movie? I have faith in Peter Jackson and his WETA team and it could be a very long time before we see anything else from Middle Earth so I’ll take 3 movies anyday!
FINALLY! Things are finally getting underway with The Hobbit and the movie has had so many setbacks/roadblocks, just as much as The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (if you can imagine that). The studio situation has been settled, the departure of director Guillermo Del Toro has been settled thanks to Peter Jackson coming in to direct again(!), and all the union stuff going down in NZ is still happening but will be fixed shortly I think. Either production will move or things will get settled, who knows. Now Peter Jackson has announced the initial cast! Martin Freeman (The Office, Hitchhiker’s Guide..) will play Bilbo Baggins and I think it’s a great choice!
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