Fox Searchlight Pictures | Release Date: May 10, 2019
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PJPazMay 14, 2019
Reading some of these reviews is astonishing: what do we, as a collective modern audience, still bring to films? It's as though some of these professional critics didn't really watch the film (e.g., "None of the life we see ... illuminatesReading some of these reviews is astonishing: what do we, as a collective modern audience, still bring to films? It's as though some of these professional critics didn't really watch the film (e.g., "None of the life we see ... illuminates his great works of art". Really?) and as though some of these amateur film goers simply want it to be a different film (e.g., knocking it because it doesn't shed "any light on Tolkein’s genius for creating myths that... inspired some brilliant films by director Peter Jackson." Holy mackerel. And even worse: "You can't make a movie about JRRT and pretend that christianity doesn't exists". Puh-LEEZE). Clearly, we've devolved to the point where our attention spans are equal to a 3-month old blowfish and our historical sophistication is comparable to a sixth-grader's. If, on the other hand, you were fortunate enough to see the recent Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan Library in NYC, you know that this film beautifully and accurately portrays the essential Tolkien and shows how all his extraordinary skills - as a story-teller, mythologist, philologist and linguist, artist and (I know this is boring, guys, but deal with it) a father - were the raw material for the classic novels he wrote. Highly recommended. Expand
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phatandyMay 16, 2019
I knew nothing about JRR Tolkien's personal life and now I do. I got glimpses in how he used some of it in his writing. I also enjoyed learning about his group of friends and how the relationship with his girlfriend/wife developed.
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