Friday, December 21, 2012

The Hobbit: A Film of Friendship, Faith, and the Good Fight


Despite divergences from the book, Peter Jackson’s epic film delivers.


Besides being a fantastic adventure, The Hobbit proves to be a lesson in faith. Not only faith in one’s friends, but faith in forces we do not understand. Not everything is as it seems, as Bilbo and Thorin in particular learn. Evil may seem powerful, grotesque, and, in Smaug’s case, fire-breathing, but as Tolkien so often suggests, size and power do not matter—in the end, simplicity and service to the good always reign supreme.

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