As I feared…

…the bawling sound of a cash cow being bled to death that rippled out of En Zed when Peter Jackson announced he was turning the slim and joyous children’s tale The Hobbit into a three part epic was not just my ears playing tricks on me.

It sounds like it’s not a *bad* movie (70-ish rating at Rotten Tomatoes is respectable). But as Greydanus, Overstreet and Dreher point out, there’s a certain tin-eared quality to Jackson when he’s reading Tolkien that gets some things right but other things badly wrong. Still, I’ll go see it since (pace Jeffrey Overstreet) I would pay almost any amount of money to see a sleigh drawn by rabbits.

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