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In an ancient age, peace-loving tribe are enslaved by a race of flesh-eating dragon-riders. The young tribesman Goben must join forces with their neighbor giants, the humans, to free his people and vanquish their enemies.
The tagline on the DVD and Blu-ray cover reads, "They're not Tolkien's Hobbits....They're real." This is important to remember because the fact is this isn't another so called "rip-off" of the big budget film that will soon be in theaters. In the film the Little People or Tree People(there is no mention of hobbits) try to live out a peaceful life but the Rock Men are a vicious tribe of cannibals that want nothing more than to use the little people as a sacrifice and their next meal. When the Rock Men invade the Little People's camp and take some of the them away the Little People have no choice but to ask a more deadlier foe for help, the Giants. The Giants are a tribe of humans that hunt and kill animals to survive but when the Little People ask for help the leader refuses saying they have had a truce with the Rock Men for a long time and do not wish to break it. But a small group of Giants decide to help the Little People get back their kin but they will have to face many obstacles along the way in order to get there in time to same their loved ones.
Like I said before this is not your normal Hobbits movie which for me was a good thing. Filmed in Cambodia the settings look great which really helps to sell the story, the cast is mostly made up of natives and their voices are dubbed into English but that never seemed to bother me at all. The few actors that are in the film do a great job including, Christopher Judge and Bai Ling who sure looks great in that skimpy outfit she wears. As you can tell from the synopsis above the story is pretty simple but the execution is very good and the fight scenes are all very well done as well. I can't tell you what the budget was for the film but it must of been a bit higher than any other Asylum film because the effects are much better than I expected them to be. The dragons, giant spiders and all the other creatures in the film look fantastic for a low budget film.
"Age of The Hobbits" is one of The Asylum's best productions to date, there's a simple yet effective story here, there's also plenty of action and adventure topped off with surprising good special effects. If you like this sort of adventure film then I highly recommend checking it out. The film is not without it's flaws but no film is, you have to take every film for what it is and what it brings and this is an entertaining film that brings much more to the table than I expected. I have to say I am impressed with how this film turned out, credit goes out to Director, Joseph Lawson Writer, Eric Forsberg and the entire cast and crew for making such a fun film.
Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment
*** 3/4 Out Of *****