Everything tagged with “Christopher Lee”

  1. Review of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    Managing expectations is important; this is not strictly an adaptation of The Hobbit. Instead, it's a prequel to Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. This is crucial, because if you go in hoping for a lightweight children's fable, which is more or less what The Hobbit is, you'll find something bloated and overly dark in tone. As a prequel it's a success, though a qualified one. Note: To try and avoid confusion, I'll be referring to the film as An Unexpected Journey, and the book as The Hobbit.

  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    I had a bad feeling when I entered the cinema for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; not only were there children in the audience but the staff had run out of tea, which meant I'd had to have some sort of sickly fruit drink instead. It's as if nobody warned them I was coming.