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(Deadline)   The Hobbit 2: Bilbo Boogaloo takes the weekend with $73 million, coming up a little short of its predecessor. Frozen locks in at #2 while Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas bombs, becoming the lowest-opening Tyler Perry film ever   ( divider line
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2013-12-15 09:05:27 PM  
2 votes:
I like that some of you very obviously decided to hate it BEFORE going in, then saw it, and are now dutifully reporting that it was an atrocity.

I'm one of the bigger Tolkien dorks there is, and I thought it was pretty good. Take them for what they are, not your own nerdboner fantasies.
2013-12-15 08:23:17 PM  
1 vote:
Weird.  You'd think that adding Larry the Cable Guy to the cast would be a surefire way to carry any movie.
2013-12-15 05:41:53 PM  
1 vote:
Saw Hobbit in IMAX earlier today. Again, visually stunning as we've come to expect. Smaug was especially well done. My problem though is that as a movie based on The Hobbit, it was entertaining and an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. As a movie of The Hobbit, it fails. I wanted The Hobbit, what I got was Tolkien fan fic.
2013-12-15 04:27:57 PM  
1 vote:
Saw Hobbit on Friday and loved it. The scenes with Smaug were exactly as awesome as I'd hoped. I would have liked a little more banter between Bilbo and Smaug, but the extended fight inside the mountain was amazing. We saw it in 2D, and I plan to go back and see what it's like in 48fps sometime this week.

This movie is definitely better paced and leaner than the first installment. (Of course, since my preferred version is usually the Extended Edition, I didn't have a problem with the first one.) So those of you who didn't like the slower pace of the first one should find this one much improved.

I especially enjoyed the glimpse at the more extended Tolkien universe. The world-building is fantastic, and it's a shame Peter Jackson didn't helm the Star Wars Prequels because this is how you do it.
2013-12-15 03:41:50 PM  
1 vote:

Invincible Legolas. Bullshiat romance. Orcs everywhere, even on the roofs of Esgaroth. Joint orgasm between elf and dwarf brought on by herb. Bullshiat, interminable fight scene in an Erebor that couldn't have fit within the Lonely Mountain. Thorin riding a metal boat on a river of molten gold without sizzling like a pack of cheap bacon. Giant forges and water-driven machinery that just happen to work perfectly even after decades. Bullshiat about "windlances" and "black arrows". A giant dwarf cast of molten gold that dissolves in a gush of bad CGI after holding together for at least a minute.

At least Smaug was entertaining. Other than that, I wasn't terribly happy with the movie.
2013-12-15 03:10:42 PM  
1 vote:
I saw the Hobbit on Friday morning.

Good that Beorn was in it, though they dropped Gandalf's clever story that convinced Beorn to let them stay.

Loved Tauriel.  Galadriel and Arwen were too good and holy to have naughty thoughts about, but not THIS elf.

Bard certainly had his role expanded greatly.

And Thorin and his allies tried to fight Smaug inside the Mountain, trying to use their knowledge of the place against him.  Didn't quite work, of course.
2013-12-15 03:02:26 PM  
1 vote:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: There were people who saw the first Hobbit and thought "Man, I can't wait to see the second one?"

My youngest son, for one. Me, looking forward to watching something in the theater with the kids.

Godfather Part II or Casablanca it's not, but it was a fun way to while away three hours sitting in a theater. I wish Jackson would make up his mind about whether the dwarves should be badass warriors or hapless doofuses, though.
2013-12-15 03:01:07 PM  
1 vote:
Tyler Perry's best work may be behind him.  And that's sad on a great many levels.
2013-12-15 02:50:44 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: GODDAMMIT! The next subby who posts a "2: Electric Boogaloo" headline will get,,,,nothing, I can't back that up. But still, fark.

The next subby? You mean Subby 2: Old Meme Bugaboo?
2013-12-15 02:44:43 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't like the Lord of the Rings movies, and didn't see the first Hobbit movie, but I really loved the second one.

I didn't think I'd like it, but it was great!

Maybe I'll give another chance to The Lord of the Rings.
2013-12-15 02:34:40 PM  
1 vote:
The new Hobbit is a hell of a lot better than the first one. I give it a RECOMMEND with lots of popcorn and everything else they sell at concessions.
2013-12-15 02:29:22 PM  
1 vote:
Halfway throughThe Hobbit yesterday I was all like "needs moar dragon" - and then "oh shiat".

/Jackson delivered
2013-12-15 02:07:00 PM  
1 vote:
My wife and I went to see Frozen on Friday and really liked it. It was a bit slow to get going, but once it did it was a lot of fun and had some great songs.
2013-12-15 01:39:02 PM  
1 vote:
Tyler Perry needs to step up his game if he's going to become the next Marc Jacobs:
2013-12-15 12:43:53 PM  
1 vote:
Went to see Hobbit yesteryear(b-day treat), When we pre bought our tickets, there was a sign in the window...

11:15 showing of Madea sold out.
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