Tolkien (2019)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Drama, Romance


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The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.


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Director:

Dome Karukoski

Writers:

David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford

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24 July 2019 | Wellenstock
7
| Tokien provides a solid story with some unnecessary distractions
The story and the excellent cinematography alone make for agood film. For some reason they forced in elements that had the effect of pandering to the weak minded. The film would have been much improved if these elements were left out.

It's enough to see a fellowship develop in the prep school and the visual scenes of WWI without CG of dragon silhouettes and ghosts in gas clouds. We audience members can make connections on our own and guess at what inspired him. I doubt he was thinking about dragons while seeing an actual flamethrower used in warfare.

The real story was in the details and they were good.

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