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Jim Judy’s “The Hobbit” Will Make You Lose Your Second Breakfast

In response to Jim Judy’s 655‑word review of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug on Screen It!

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There are so many thing wrong with Jim Judy’s review, “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG,” it’s hard to know where to begin.  

Readers may stand in stunned silence, mouths agape and eyes glazed, after witnessing the pure horror Judy has wrought here.

Judy wastes no time laying his now infamous literary eggs. It takes an astonishing three words for subjects and verbs to revolt against the critic and stop agreeing. If that were the only gaffe, you could chalk it up to an honest mistake, but sadly, the review is absolutely rank with punctuational and grammatical mistakes and even lazier-than-lazy typos and misspellings which could have been rectified with even the most cursory of proof reads.

The problems with the prose aren’t just in the nuts and bolts. In a painfully ironic turn, Judy spends the entire first paragraph padding his review by extolling the virtues of padding (which could be funny, if he were actually in on the joke).

The critique fares slightly better, in a would-you-rather-die-by-firing-squad-or-lethal-injection sort of way. He’s at least offered analysis, weak as it may be, on all the requisite points of film criticism, a saving grace which pulls a modicum of respectability out of this mess.    

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