DVD review: 'Age of the Hobbits'

It's certainly not up to Peter Jackson's high-tech standards, but for a pure pretender to the Hobbit throne it's not as bad as you'd expect.
BY DENNIS KING Special Correspondent Published: December 14, 2012
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And so plucky young tree-hero Goben sets off on a quest to enlist the aid of “giants” (normal-sized human hunters) and to raid the Javas' lair and rescue the “Hobbits.”

Directed by visual effects veteran Joseph J. Lawson (who actually teched on “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” and whose thin directing resume includes “Nazis at the Center of the Earth”), this largely goofy fantasy features low-budget CGI effects (giant spiders and a huge woolly rhino) that are a cut above the usual found in Asylum movies. It's certainly not up to Peter Jackson's high-tech standards, but for a pure pretender to the Hobbit throne it's not as bad as you'd expect.

“Age of the Hobbits” is not rated and runs 90 minutes. It's being released by Asylum Home Entertainment.

— Dennis King