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Through it all we root for Mario-as-Melvin, who makes a good, likeable hero. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

    Freeman concludes The Hobbit Review by Marty Mapes: Maybe not as fun as Smaug, Battle caps Jackson's six-part masterpiece

    Review by Robert Denerstein: The last chapter passes muster, but I'm glad it's done

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

    Freeman pushes past the Desolation of Smaug Review by Marty Mapes: Cinema as spectacle, fantastic and fun

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Opts for action and improves on Unexepected Journey's sense of adventure

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Freeman takes An Unexpected Journey Review by Robert Denerstein: By no means a disaster, The Hobbit mixes thrills with disappointments

    Review by Marty Mapes: Tolkein geeks rejoice

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Oliphants herald The Return of the King Review by Marty Mapes: Looking at the sum of its parts, The Lord of the Rings is probably the best trilogy ever made