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Review: 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' lacks a certain ring
From an artistic point of view, star Mary Pickford famously said, "It would have been more logical if silent pictures had grown out of the talking instead of the other way around." Likewise, it would have been better all around if Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" films had not come before his new, three-part version of "The Hobbit."
By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
December 12, 2012