#1 Trans-Tasman Lampoon

Australian correspondent Martin Graham, in the ‘Heckler’ section of Sydney Morning Herald mocks Kiwi hobbit hubris over Lord of the Rings raving. While accusing NZers of fawning over “the fulm” like they’d split the atom, he praises the production designers – “New Zealand is Middle Earth … the story revolves around a race of short, slightly furry creatures who are none too bright but relatively loyal in a tight spot. If this doesn’t scream the middle bit of ANZAC, I can’t imagine what would”.


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