Articles Posted in the " tolkien " Category

  • The New Hobbit Teaser Trailer Arrives

    What’s that sound? Oh, it’s just the Tolkien fandom rising up out of the murky waters of Lake-town to take over December with the release of the The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The teaser trailer has FINALLY arrived and sure enough, it looks as magical and epic and feels-inducing as the very […]


  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

    While it’s not really possible to outright compare this second installment of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy with the second installment of his Lord of the Rings trilogy, what comes to mind when I consider my opinion of The Desolation of Smaug is that it, like The Two Towers, was “better than the first one”. I, […]


  • Authorial Intent Versus Audience Interpretation: Whose Voice is More Valid?

    The realm of art—whether it be literature, music, digital, or any other form—is a fascinating illustration of perspective. A scene can be interpreted as either romantic or menacing; a character can be praised as heroic or condemned as imperious; themes can range from the universal struggle between order and chaos to being completely non-existent. Such […]