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Michelle Alexandria’s “One Trip” Is Perfect for Those Who Have Seen Film

In response to Michelle Alexandria’s 797‑word review of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug on Eclipse Magazine

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Michelle Alexandria picks a fight with Thorin in the E-News-like “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is one trip too many to Middle Earth, Michelle’s Review!” The piece has a cutesy vibe to as it the critic takes shots at a potential King, but it’s like she is describing a bad experience at a Hobbits Anonymous class where everyone else has shared the same experience. Unfortunately, the innocent reader seeks out reviews because they haven’t seen the film.

Alexandra writes with feisty fire in One Trip, which is entertaining, but she veers off the cliff at times by trying to be too sassy. The connoisseur will likely think “Oh my” as the critic asks “when did the Elves become such jagoffs?” However, one can feel the passion of Alexandria when she notes that Thorin “doesn’t give a crap about that village.”

One Trip is a saucy piece but strays from critique. Alexandria comments on how she was feeling during specific scenes without properly setting up the action for the reader. There is really nothing to learn from “the final fight with the Smaug drove me nuts; it was over done, and made no logical sense.” If one has seen the film, and was in a car with Alexandria, perhaps it might make for some good discussion.

Michelle Alexandria shows potential in One Trip, but the reader is left in the back seat wondering what the heck is going on in the driver’s seat.    

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