‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ – SR Underground Ep. 70

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:25 pm,

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode seventy of the Screen Rant Underground.

Join host Ben Kendrick as well as fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s latest Middle-earth film, and discuss the movie’s connection to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Screen Rant Underground is available on the iTunes Music StoreStitcher Radio, or the Windows Phone Marketplace but if you’re not near your home computer, check out our seventieth episode in the player below.

Also, Screen Rant Underground is an EXPLICIT podcast. We don’t go out of our way to say controversial things or use explicit language but it does happen – so use discretion when playing the podcast at work and around young, or sensitive, ears.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 70 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

In episode 70 of the Screen Rant Underground podcast we review The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson’s latest Middle-earth film, and discuss the movie’s connection to The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

[0:00] Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (read our full written review)

[50:02] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey SPOILERS conversation (check out our full spoilers discussion)

[1:40:28] Listener E-mail, Twitter Handles, and Contact Information.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.

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Next Week’s Review: Jack Reacher

Last Week’s Reader Box Office Battle Winner: Tune In Next Week.

Opening this Week in Theaters (Wide):

  • Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away (Concert) – 800
  • The Guilt Trip (Comedy) – 2,300
  • Jack Reacher (Crime Drama) – 3,200
  • Monsters, Inc. (3D) (Animation) – 2,400
  • This Is 40 (Comedy) – 2,900+

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • Zero Dark Thirty (Thriller) - 5

Use the comment section below to continue our various discussions by weighing in with your own thoughts – or just to let us know what you think of the show. Also, don’t forget to vote in our weekly Screen Rant Underground poll:

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We release one episode a week every Monday and while host Ben Kendrick as well as Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw are standard fare on the podcast, we’ve lined-up plenty of guests for future episodes.

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Music by Omarie B. Williams (@OmarieWilliams)

Edited by Justin Vactor (@Vactor)

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TAGS: lord of the rings, the hobbit, the lord of the rings

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  1. 1. The Hobbit
    2. The Guilt Trip
    3. Jack Reacher
    4. This Is 40
    5. Monsters Ink
    10. Twilight

  2. I don’t think i like the movie reviews anymore. I tink my tastes have changed since i’ve started this podcast

    • Sorry to hear that Frank! Not sure what we would do differently…

  3. I am sorry but two of you guys have a real time understanding basic plot and thematic point about the Hobbit.

    I was prompted to write when I heard the guy saying that someone with magic power would be using them as much “whenever they possibly could”.
    How could this guy have missed the point of Lord of the Rings?

    The ONE RING symbolizes that very idea: great power should be used sparingly! That is the whole point of this story. That is why Gandalf may appear inconsistent in his use of magic!

    By the way, he is not inconsistent. The reason he cannot help Thorin is because he is holding on to his staff and to make sure that two of the dwarves don’t fall to their death.

    Furthermore, Peter Jackson may not have shown it correctly, but the idea of the fire in the pine cones is that the fire that Gandalf is creating spreads at an extremely rapid pace (with only a sparkle setting wolves ablaze). This could have been portrayed better. I think it was a very good strategy since most of the wolves fled…

    Overall, I do not think you made that many intelligent comments on the movie. The guy who gave it four star had some good analysis. The guy who didn’t like also had some good point, but overll it was a very superficial discussion of the movie.

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