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Review: 'Hobbit' a sluggish misadventure with a TV sheen

By Tom Charity, Special to CNN
December 14, 2012 -- Updated 1044 GMT (1844 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is the first in a trilogy adapted from Tolkien's first novel
  • The film is just shy of three hours and takes the story up to chapter seven
  • Critic says new technology displayed in the film does not serve it well

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