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(Pajiba)   Peter Jackson tries to defend splitting The Hobbit into 3 movies as anything other than a pure cash grab   ( divider line
    More: Fail, The Hobbit, road movie, love triangles, Smaug, grabs, hobbits, J. K. Rowling, Hermione Granger  
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2013-12-16 03:31:26 PM  
3 votes:
I stood up and walked out of Unexpected Journey over the bloated dishware scene.  And that was my own living room watching a pirated copy.
2013-12-16 03:50:27 PM  
2 votes:
I never read the books.
I never saw the LOTR movies

I rented the first Hobbit movie Friday night, and then went to see Smaug Sunday afternoon.

End result?  My kids and I enjoyed the Hobbit, REALLY enjoyed Smaug (3Dhfr is excellent), and am now mildly interested in the LOTR story line.  Might even read the books.

/It sounds to me like all this bickering over details is a bunch of Comic Book Guy nerds biatching a bunch of "normies" are invading their turf.
2013-12-16 05:09:28 PM  
1 vote:
Saw it yesterday and was discussing it with my wife.  One thing we both agreed was this story was going to make the Battle of the Five Armies make a lot more sense than the "WTF?  Where did the orcs come from?" in the book.

/Nobody mentioned taking an arrow to the knee?
2013-12-16 04:01:21 PM  
1 vote:

the opposite of charity is justice: I stood up and walked out of Unexpected Journey over the bloated dishware scene.  And that was my own living room watching a pirated copy. admit to being an idiot.

That "bloated scene" is in the book jackass
2013-12-16 03:56:07 PM  
1 vote:
Saw it yesterday. It was good, but for the very first time since Fellowship of the Ring I started to get a little annoyed at the additions and liberties they were taking with the stories. I liked pretty much everything that Jackson has cut or added to the Tolkein stories up until now, but in this one the additions didn't seem to fit as well... they seemed more forced.

*****Minor Spoilers*****

In particular the new elf chick/Legolas/Dwarf love triangle thing I thought was pointless. Maybe this one could have just ended up being the short one of the three hobbit movies, and they could have trimmed off half an hour or something.

And the whole barrel escape sequence I thought was just dumb. I didn't find it amusing, it was just stupid slapstick.

Generally though I liked it. Smaug was great, the spiders great, and the visual art on display is as fantastic as always.  The first thing I thought when I saw the massive mountain of treasure that Smaug was sleeping in was - "When they kill that dragon that huge treasure pile is going to completely kick the bottom out of the treasure market. There is so much gold and jewels in there that everyone in Middle Earth are going to be using gold to make their forks and spoons from then on, and jewels will be used as paperweights."

*****Minor Spoilers*****
2013-12-16 03:39:34 PM  
1 vote:
I read the hobbit some 30 years ago, and never felt like it could be revisited.  It was meh to me then.  I  just preferred hard scifi and it was fantasy it better had include giants wielding swords and heaving breasts of young maidens, and maybe a dragon.

In the sixth grade I was given detention because in reading class the teacher noticed I had a big shiat eating grin on my face.

She came over to my desk and grabbed my book.  I had bought a copy of Porkys and put a Hobbit cover on it and she said to me "There is nothing in Tolkien to make anyone grin that match."
2013-12-16 03:15:22 PM  
1 vote:
Below is a list of all films produced in the past 100 years that weren't primarily cash-grabs:
2013-12-16 03:00:29 PM  
1 vote:

August11: he says something like "If I do this, everything else will be easy." I have said that to myself countless times over the last few decades.

Seems like if you need to say it more than once, it stops being true.
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