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Old 12-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #21
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It's tough to remain happy when a movie you've been waiting 30 years for turns out to be nothing but a commercialized butchery of a beloved & well known story. I found that out with John Carter. And this one is filmed in some newfangled format that makes some people ill. I don't care how technically advanced it is, if it makes me puke, it ain't fun.

If it's offered in standard 2D format locally, I'll go see it. If not, I'll wait till it comes out on DVD. And I'm not happy that 1 book was split into 3 films. I was afraid they'd pull some sort of $hit to turn a quick buck on this film; starting to look like I was right.

I don't mean to piss in anybodys wheaties here, but that's how I see it.
You know, technically, the glass is ALWAYS FULL.
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That's a very thorough, and negative, movie review for someone who hasn't even seen it. How do you do that?
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:06 PM   #22
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #23
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It's tough to remain happy when a movie you've been waiting 30 years for turns out to be nothing but a commercialized butchery of a beloved & well known story. I found that out with John Carter. And this one is filmed in some newfangled format that makes some people ill. I don't care how technically advanced it is, if it makes me puke, it ain't fun.

If it's offered in standard 2D format locally, I'll go see it. If not, I'll wait till it comes out on DVD. And I'm not happy that 1 book was split into 3 films. I was afraid they'd pull some sort of $hit to turn a quick buck on this film; starting to look like I was right.

I don't mean to piss in anybodys wheaties here, but that's how I see it.
You know, technically, the glass is ALWAYS FULL.
Regards, GF.
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That's a very thorough, and negative, movie review revvy,
for someone who hasn't even seen it. How do you do that?
There is 1 big factor to consider here.

I saw the movie with no reviews or opinions.

I saw it first day, no preconceptions except the ones I had carried for 20 years.

Hopefully some who now read this thread and see the film with a grain of salt will say it isn't too bad.

How can I put this?

My posts may be erratic and 60% or so nonsensical....but my movie reviews are pretty widely respected.

Since the "GOOD on Netflix" I haven't done so many, but of movies in general, and of the HOBBIT specifically, I know of what I speak.

If GF is pissed for the reasons I am, why question it when YOU haven't seen it?
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:53 PM   #24
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Say what you will about The Hobbit, how dare you speak ill of starship troopers! And here i thought i actually liked you and your reviews.

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #25
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If GF is pissed for the reasons I am, why question it when YOU haven't seen it?
I'm not judging the movie until I see it. I think that's reasonable.

I think it is unreasonable to judge the movie if you haven't seen it.

What's your thought on this?

And why did you slip revvy in there?
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:04 AM   #26
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I just saw this tonight and I've got to say that it didn't nearly live up to my expectations. I was hoping all the negative reviews were wrong, but alas they were right. I didn't have the issue with pacing that I read about early in the thread, but all the additions angered me. As with most book to movie adaptations I'm assuming the producers felt the need to cater to the masses which is translated as those who haven't read the book. So in that respect I think it was what it was supposed to be. Just my $0.02.

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As per the reasoning for three movies, there is a recent interview with Peter Jackson where he said the idea for three movies was his own and he actually had to convince the studio that it could be done. He said that as this book will be the last Tolkien movie anyone will ever make (per the Tolkien foundation) he wanted to include a lot of back-stories/characters from the appendixes that otherwise would never see film.

Regardless, I saw the movie tonight and it has a lot of issues. Even in 2D, the lighting made it looks like a soap opera and even some of the CGI was very plastic-y and fake. The story line is very meandering and it is hard to believe this was written by the same folks who did LOTR. But other than that, if you are a fan of the books, you'll enjoy it.

Still better than the latest Batman tho...

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Did you know that this film was subsidized a lot by NZ rate payer in hope that all you rich tourist will come here to see the scenery. So, will you? Local actors had to work under minimum pay etc.

I've been here for 5 years and I think that this country is 100% fake when it comes to the environment. All you see in these movies etc. is what once were something completely different. The final nail is now been nailed in the coffin by the intense dairy farming destroying what ever was left in the rivers and creeks after the introducing of trout and perch... Just to export cheap milk powder to China.

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I'm not judging the movie until I see it. I think that's reasonable.

I think it is unreasonable to judge the movie if you haven't seen it.

What's your thought on this?

And why did you slip revvy in there?
Revvy has been on me to start my own movie review blog. Sorry I brought him up.

If everyone who had listened to it said that a brewing podcast was bad and full of inaccuracies, you would still bother with it?

That is fine. I myself would have loved to come upon a review like this. I would have lowered my expectations, and probably enjoyed the film more, or saved myself the pain and seen it when it is on amazon or netflix.

There was almost constant action and violence, huge parts were left out and huge parts created that weren't there. Azog and Radagast were footnotes in the book, but major roles in the film. Radagast????? He was mentioned in the book, but NEVER made an appearance as far as I can recall.
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If everyone who had listened to it said that a brewing podcast was bad and full of inaccuracies, you would still bother with it?
I might not go see it based on the poor reviews. However, I won't review it myself unless I see it. And that's what GF did. How many ways do I have to say the same thing here? Come on cheeze.
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