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(Deadline)   The Hobbit passes the $600 million mark, reigning supreme at the box office. Django Unchained takes second with $31 million, and the movie about the bread crumbles to third   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Quentin Tarantino, box offices, The Hobbit, Bette Midler, django, Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables, Rise of the Guardians  
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3505 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 30 Dec 2012 at 2:08 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-30 06:11:14 PM  
2 votes:
I was afraid Hobbit was going to drag, but it kept my attention and looked great. I will say that if that's the best that 3D can do, then I'll continue to only watch 2D movies. I only saw the 3D to see what the 48fps looked like, which was a little weird at first but was fine the rest of the time.

As for Les Mis:

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2012-12-30 02:15:10 PM  
2 votes:
I saw Django...the D is silent...Unchained last night. The theater was packed. There was only one time I was taken out of the movie


When Django kills the sister from upstairs and she goes flying into the next room. I kept trying to figure out how that was possible.
2012-12-31 10:10:21 AM  
1 vote:
Django Unchained was off the Chain!!
2012-12-31 01:37:58 AM  
1 vote:

When Django kills the sister from upstairs and she goes flying into the next room. I kept trying to figure out how that was possible.

The film is designed to be an Italian western. They were sort of the John Woo movies of the mid-20th century, realism was not usually the highest priority (with a few exceptions, the Clint Eastwood ones toned down the craziness of the action scenes a bit).

The specific movie on which the Tarantino flick was based, Django, had action scenes usually described as outright surreal.

So... basically what's bothering you is intentional, and it's actually stranger that you missed the other 80% of the movie that's essentially throwing the bird at physics as it speeds by on a neon plaid rocket-bear toward Alpha Centauri. Maybe you watch too many '90s action movies and have become desensitized.
2012-12-30 09:06:30 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: "Hey, it's a big battle and we're getting our ass kicked! Wait, there's this army of the undead I had stored in my ass, we're saved!"

So it's more of a deus ex culus then?
2012-12-30 06:07:36 PM  
1 vote:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Of course in the actual Hobbit book there was no reference to this and the Eagles were portrayed as being potentially wicked, evil creatures.

Except for Joe Walsh.
2012-12-30 04:07:12 PM  
1 vote:

Carth: Saw Les Mis yesterday. It was good but Russel Crowe brought down the whole movie. He is a good actor but he can't sing and act at the same time. The whole movie would have been improved had they cast Jason Segel as Javert.

I haven't seen it yet, but it was obvious before the movie came out that this one their one big mistake. It's one of those things that looks great on paper: "Hey Russell Crowe is a great actor, he'll look natural playing a hardass police man, AND he was a singer in his own band". Great, until you put down the casting sheet and say "wait a second, I am thinking about casting Russell Crowe as Javert. Why the fark would I do something stupid like that?"
2012-12-30 03:36:19 PM  
1 vote:
Django could have trimmed the winter bounty hunting scenes and Les Mis... could've just ended the damn movie like almost an hour earlier than it did. Jesus, that movie dragged on.

Didn't like being left waiting for the sequel to The Hobbit. I am seriously starting to hate those deus ex machina giant eagles.
2012-12-30 03:22:50 PM  
1 vote:

Komplex: Marisyana: I just went and saw Lincoln again.  It remained awesome.

I don't go to the movies (not a snobby thing, there are plenty of movies I want to see I just can't get around to seeing them), but I made an effort to see both Lincoln and Argo and both movies make you feel proud to be an American.

I saw Lincoln with my dad and when it finished he started to clap and everybody else joined in.

zero dark thirty is next.

I'm looking forward to that to, even though some farkers claim it will suck because a political blogger said so 2 months before the movie was even finished. Because if anyone knows movies, it's bloggers. That's why "Snakes On A Plane" made more money than T2 and Jurassic Park combined.
2012-12-30 02:36:38 PM  
1 vote:

duffblue: I don't have three hours to watch a bunch of people walk across New Zealand, I don't have three hours to listen to a bunch of pointless dialogue from a guy who had one good idea and stretched it over a multi-decade career and I definitely don't have three hours to watch a musical I have seen performed live. Did I get everything?

You are dead to me.

Not that you were ever alive to me to begin with.
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