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Old 01-05-2013, 12:16 AM   #111
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Meh.

200 pages into The Hobbit and you're at the final scene.

200 pages into The Fellowship of the Ring, and you haven't even left The Shire yet.

I read the hobbit in less than 8 hours as a child. What can they possibly fill three movies with? :\
I take it you haven't seen the movie yet
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I take it you haven't seen the movie yet
I have not.

I always say I'm going to watch certain movies in the theater. Then I never do. I hate theaters, especially when I have one at home.

Next I say I'll watch it when it comes out on Blu-Ray. Then I never do. I hate playing for Blu-Rays, especially when I can stream.

Last I say I'll watch it once it hits Netflix or Hulu or any other number of services. Then I never do. I always forget about them by that point.

The cycle repeats.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:43 AM   #113
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I have not.

I always say I'm going to watch certain movies in the theater. Then I never do. I hate theaters, especially when I have one at home.

Next I say I'll watch it when it comes out on Blu-Ray. Then I never do. I hate playing for Blu-Rays, especially when I can stream.

Last I say I'll watch it once it hits Netflix or Hulu or any other number of services. Then I never do. I always forget about them by that point.

The cycle repeats.
I understand. The last movie I saw in the theater was Top Gun. Not really though. But you get my point. I'm not a movie guy. I had a buddy once who would watch every single movie to come through the theater, even ones that once they come out on DVD are in the flimsy paperback cases and sell for 9.99 a month after the box office. You know, the ones where their only redeeming feature is a set of unknown tits. Ok so I've been drinking.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:01 AM   #114
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I understand. The last movie I saw in the theater was Top Gun. Not really though. But you get my point. I'm not a movie guy. I had a buddy once who would watch every single movie to come through the theater, even ones that once they come out on DVD are in the flimsy paperback cases and sell for 9.99 a month after the box office. You know, the ones where their only redeeming feature is a set of unknown tits. Ok so I've been drinking.
Yeah. Some of my co-workers are there. One in particular seems like he does nothing else. Being a cinemophile is understandable. But he watches everything. And I do mean everything.

Conversations often end with him saying something like, "oh man, that's just like that one scene in Leprechauns: Back 2 tha Hood when Sharice does a line of coke off the fat guy and the leprechaun gets her mid-snort."

That movie didn't even make it to theaters. It was direct-to-DVD. And yes, in case you're wondering, it was a Leprechauns sequel set in the inner city, spun to a black crowd, and filmed on a terribly low budget.

Uh... yeah. Who watches that crap? And how the hell was the phone call I just described to you anything like that scene?
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Avid Tolkien fan here, I wore out copies of the Hobbit and LoTR. Silmarilion, Unfinished Tales 1&2, The Complete Guide to Middle Earth, Adventures of Tom Bombadil....geeking out!!!


Anyway, I think the movie will be highly appealing to folks who are not really familiar with the book(s). Lots of action, gore, CG that is well done. Purists will probably do what I did in the first few minutes...admit to ourselves we expected to much from Jackson, and start counting the ways he tweeked things to fit the needs of the profit ratio...

BTW, the part that really disapointed me was how the movie completely failed to communicate the fact that the meetings of the White Council went on for MANY years during whitch Saruman attempeted to sway the White Council from action against the growing darkness in Greenwood (Mirkwood in the later times)...

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Yeah. Some of my co-workers are there. One in particular seems like he does nothing else. Being a cinemophile is understandable. But he watches everything. And I do mean everything.

Conversations often end with him saying something like, "oh man, that's just like that one scene in Leprechauns: Back 2 tha Hood when Sharice does a line of coke off the fat guy and the leprechaun gets her mid-snort."

That movie didn't even make it to theaters. It was direct-to-DVD. And yes, in case you're wondering, it was a Leprechauns sequel set in the inner city, spun to a black crowd, and filmed on a terribly low budget.

Uh... yeah. Who watches that crap? And how the hell was the phone call I just described to you anything like that scene?
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OK, so I didn't give a hoot that The Hobbit was bastardized for the movie.

But tonight I'm off to see Les Miserables, and the director better not have messed with this one. I say it's the greatest story ever told and sacrosanct.

So, maybe I'm a hypocrite. My god I'm excited.
What's so great about it? I've never seen it nor heard the story, but generally I can't stand musicals.
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What's so great about it? I've never seen it nor heard the story, but generally I can't stand musicals.
You'd hate if if you don't like musicals or at least seen the broadway run of the show.

Read the book. If you're not a big reader you might not like that either.
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You'd hate if if you don't like musicals or at least seen the broadway run of the show.

Read the book. If you're not a big reader you might not like that either.
Not a big reader but I can certainly appreciate a good story. If you're serious about the best then I will check it out for sure.
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Not a big reader but I can certainly appreciate a good story. If you're serious about the best then I will check it out for sure.
If you're not a big reader, you're probably not going to get through the book. It's definitely a great story though, and IMO the best musical (and the only one I know most of the words to ), so if you look at the book and find it daunting, I'd still give the musical a shot (be it the movie or otherwise).
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