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In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshiping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph J. Lawson

Writer:

Eric Forsberg (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bai Ling ... Laylan
Sun Korng Sun Korng ... Goben
Srogn Srogn ... Tak Tek
Khom Lyly Khom Lyly ... Omi
Christopher Judge ... Amthar
Jerry Earr Jerry Earr ... Varm
Armani Nguon Armani Nguon ... Pesh
Antonis Greco Antonis Greco ... King Korm
Tom Eurt Tom Eurt ... Suta
Kreb Kreb ... Koto
Savorne Horm Savorne Horm ... Chi-Cha
Neng Houy Neng Houy ... Saytay
Hak Hoy Hak Hoy ... Java Picker
Hun Sophy Hun Sophy ... Gahargath
Ka Ka ... Balgog
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In an age long ago, the last village of clever, peace-loving Hobbits is attacked and enslaved by the Java Men, komodo-worshiping, dragon-riding cannibals. Now the young Hobbit Goben, along with his father and sister, must seek help from the "giants" (human hunters) to find the Javas' lair and rescue the last surviving Hobbits, Goben's mother among them. In their quest to destroy the Javas, the heroic partnership of humans and Hobbits will transform both species forever. Written by The Asylum

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Age of the Hobbits See more »

Filming Locations:

Kompong Cham, Cambodia See more »

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The Asylum See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Originally titled 'Age of the Hobbits' until Warner Bros/New Line Cinema, MGM and Saul Zaentz sued The Asylum. See more »

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When Amthar free the prisoners, the shadows of the camera crew is visible on the ground. See more »


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Invocation
Written by Chris Ridenhour and Sanya Mateyas
Performed by Ravenswood
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Not a particularly good movie, but could have been much worse
3 April 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Most of The Asylum movies are terrible, but I keep watching them because there is something compulsively entertaining in how bad they are that you have to keep watching. Lord of the Elves or Age of the Hobbits is not particularly good as a movie, but The Asylum have done far worse than this. The scenery is spectacular, some of the best of any movie to come out from The Asylum, and the camera work is at least orchestrated competently. Christopher Judge's resonant voice and Shakespeare-like delivery of lines makes for a nicely enigmatic performance. Bai Ling, as beguiling as she looks, is too subdued however, and the rest of the cast are significantly hindered by the truly cheesy dubbing. The dubbing also makes the dialogue awkward and not very easy to understand. The special effects are a mixed bag, the giant spiders and lizards look good and are well above average for The Asylum but the flying lizard-dragons and enormous rhino are less good, the rhino actually was rendered very badly. The story is thinly structured and unexciting, never really getting a chance to properly open up. The choreography for the fight sequences is lacking in tightness and the performing of it likewise. The music is on the generic side, the characters are rather cardboard and never really developed enough to make us care for them and the direction shows a director not putting enough of his own style into the movie, coming across as rather flat and characterless instead. To conclude, could have been much worse and has the scenery and Judge's performance to thank for that, but while somewhat entertaining really rises above mediocre in my opinion. 3/10 Bethany Cox


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