Oh goody! John C. Wright Reviews “The Hobbit…

The Desolation of Tolkien”.

It is as thorough and hilarious an evisceration as I could have hoped for. The one and only point he leaves out (for me, the single most offensive moment in the movie and revelatory of a conceptual and moral gulf between postmodern Jackson and medieval Tolkien) is the ghastly moment where Thranduil, having promised freedom to the captive orc if he will talk, then sudden beheads him after his cooperation and explains that he “liberated” his miserable head from his shoulders. In no conceivable universe of Tolkien’s would an elf, or any character of honor, behave so.

But aside from that omission, JCW’s piece is fan-freakin’-tastic. Enjoy!

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