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Old 12-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #81
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Finally saw it so I can weigh in. I expected it to be more childish as the Hobbit is a child's story so I won't complain about some of the slapstick and toilet humor. However, too many scenes seemed intentionally drawn out to add filler. I hope the editors cut chops off about 45 minutes of film time in the same way I was excited when the LOTR added an hour of film time to their extended cuts. Other than that it was an enjoyable film and striking in IMAX 3D. I'm glad I paid money to go see it instead of waiting for Netflix.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #82
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I would have been perfectly happy waiting to see that at home, I didn't think it was big screen worthy.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:15 PM   #83
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Supposedly all the extras not in the original story were things that Tolkien embellished over the years after publishing the original story.


Overall though, a really good flick that honors its Tolkien roots IMO.
this is not true. there are many departures from tolkien's middle earth. the largest departure is the use of azog in the movie. in tolkien's mythology, azog was killed by dain ninety-one years before bilbo was even born. it would seem to me that peter jackson needed to attempt to create more intensity as the dwarves traveled. rather than simply traveling to the lonely mountain, in the movie they are fleeing azog and the other orcs.

i also missed the conversation with the eagles. they speak in the novel and do not speak in the movie.

it is simply not 'the hobbit.' it is not the novel. it's an interpretation of the story which leads up to LOTR (with plenty added from jackson's imagination).

i will be seeing it again in the theater, though for now my original sentiments remain true: i'm not disappointed and not thrilled with the movie. everyone should go see it, though, to make up their own minds.
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:59 AM   #84
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Again. I am not "hating" I am saying that people like ME (very few of you are so lucky) will HATE it for being so far from the book.

It was a good action movie? Great. Enjoy next weekend while watching the next Hollywood piece of crap.

You are probably also a member of the crew that judges music like "It has a good beat, and I can dance to it!"



 
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:08 AM   #85
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Del Toro is awesome. His touches on Rise of the Guardians make it an amazing film. Seriously.

Which of his was your favorite?
Pan's Labyrinth.

You're being kind of insulting to some people though, TBH.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:59 AM   #86
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Read the hobbit 5+ times. Re-read it before seeing the movie. I was disappointed.

Slapstick, cheap humor was added in places: burping, troll scene, "that'll do it"-Goblin King. Take it or leave it - personal taste.

Crucial development was missed: Gandalf not mimicking the trolls. Gandalf turning lights into fire in the goblin cavern (how cool would that have looked!). Gandalf throwing down fire that sets wargs on fire in all kinds of colors (another awesome CGI missed).

Why?

People won't accept a humble, shy Bilbo that ends up being heroic. We need it thrown in our face. ie: Troll scene, Saving Thorin from goblin. All of this changes Bilbo's hidden courage/bravery into an in-your-face-now kind of character(!= Hobbit!).

This works good for movie one, but what will happen later in the book/movies? Bilbo has already hit his stride, what's next? Maybe they make him shoot down Smaug.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:57 AM   #87
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Just watched it and enjoyed it. Did NOT enjoy 3d. Man what a headache I've got, it adds nothing to a film. It is not like the books, and I was sad to see certain things left out and didn't understand why other things were added, and yes some of the humor was pretty lame and not needed. But taking it for what it was I can easily see PP's B+ rating. And now I remember why I haven't watched a 3D movie since the 80's.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #88
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Pan's Labyrinth.

You're being kind of insulting to some people though, TBH.
That is an awesome movie. Figured you weren't referring to Devil'sBackbone, my personal favorite.

Yeah, occasionally I lose patience when my honest opinion is labeled as "hate", so I give em some real hate to chew on. Just how I roll.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:45 AM   #89
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Never seen Devil's Backbone, much as I've been meaning to.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #90
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Again. I am not "hating" I am saying that people like ME (very few of you are so lucky) will HATE it for being so far from the book.

It was a good action movie? Great. Enjoy next weekend while watching the next Hollywood piece of crap.

You are probably also a member of the crew that judges music like "It has a good beat, and I can dance to it!"


who said you was hatin'?

 
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