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Old 12-27-2012, 01:00 PM   #91
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Never seen Devil's Backbone, much as I've been meaning to.
It is more stark than Pan's, and more supernatural than fantastical (a subtle distinction). Less colorful, but right up my alley.

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Saw the hobbit movie on Christmas eve. I'm not sure what all the hate is about......
Guess it was Darwin. Looking back, it may just have been a turn of phrase that I wasn't used to. Hate is a strong word.(or it used to be)
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #92
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Saw it this weekend in 3D. Never read the books, so I don't have much to go on, but I agree that it kinda dragged on a bit too long and for being shot for 3D, the 3D portions of it were pretty weak. Still a pretty decent movie overall.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #93
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Ran across a couple of good articles discussing Jackson's departure from the book here and here if anyone's interested.

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #94
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Ran across a couple of good articles discussing Jackson's departure from the book here and here if anyone's interested.
Interesting but I am still shaking my head.

Instead of directly contradicting the book, Peter J could have made a new nameless orc who was visibly recognizeable, and memorable to give the marauding orc horde a face, instead of rewriting AZOG.

Why did Thorin need to be more likeable?

I understand that it is a movie, not a book, and therefore has to differ.

I have stated that I was THRILLED with LOTR. I do not expect word for word.

I am just not that picky. The Hobbit screwed the pooch in so many areas.
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Finally decided that if the 1st LOTR hadn't bees SO good, my pre-conceptions for the hobbit would have been lower.

Watched district 9 and wow. Peter is one of the best.

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District 9 is one of my recent favorites as well.

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I didn't read through all of the thread, just the first few replies, but am I the only one who enjoyed The Hobbit movie? I read the book about 15 years ago, so I didn't catch that it wasn't as faithful to the story as the LOTR trilogy was. Maybe if I had read it more recently, that might have bothered me. Visually it was top notch and just what I had expected. I will agree that the story's rhythm never really came together as well as the LOTR movies... But it was still good IMO. I'm glad that they broke this into three movies. I know they did it for $$$ of course, but it gives the fans about 8-9 hours of movie rather than 3. I'm good with that! I'm anxiously awaiting the next movie and will purchase An Unexpected Journey once it comes out on Blu-Ray.

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Watched district 9 and wow. Peter is one of the best.
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I didn't read through all of the thread, just the first few replies, but am I the only one who enjoyed The Hobbit movie? I read the book about 15 years ago, so I didn't catch that it wasn't as faithful to the story as the LOTR trilogy was. Maybe if I had read it more recently, that might have bothered me. Visually it was top notch and just what I had expected. I will agree that the story's rhythm never really came together as well as the LOTR movies... But it was still good IMO. I'm glad that they broke this into three movies. I know they did it for $$$ of course, but it gives the fans about 8-9 hours of movie rather than 3. I'm good with that! I'm anxiously awaiting the next movie and will purchase An Unexpected Journey once it comes out on Blu-Ray.
See above. Expectations too high.
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Movies are never as good as the books upon which they are based. I've read the LOTR trilogy, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion several times and will probably re-read it every 10 years or so for the rest of my life. I liked the movies for what they were but they can't replace the books and I didn't expect them to. I watched the Hobbit last night and I actually enjoyed the additional story lines including Azog's new roll and Radagast the Brown's appearance. Though, I wish they had taken the time to develop the Dwarf characters.

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Though, I wish they had taken the time to develop the Dwarf characters.
There's still time. Probably 6 hours, at least
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