dir. Joseph Lawson
It doesn’t even really know what its own title is, beyond being sure it wants to be some form of Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit rip-off that might bamboozle innocent viewers into thinking it’s the real thing. It even got a restraining order, prohibiting it from being released alongside The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey as intended. But what else can you expect from The Asylum? Predictably Age of the Hobbits doesn’t remotely compare to Tolkien’s creations. Sure, there are small “hobbit” creatures – there’s also flesh-eating dragon riders and an oppressive tyrannical race called the Java Men. There’s a lot of running around with bows and arrows, and mysterious hooded figures skulking about. It’s basically not a real film, in any meaningful sense of the word.
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