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Author Topic: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)  (Read 20131 times)

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 04:26:46 PM »
Well I've had tickets for tonight for two weeks. Really looking forward to this but......

Rotten cough from the kids so hopefully I don't spend the performance hacking my lungs up.  :?
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Offline Ninja

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 05:29:10 PM »
Saw it and I like it a lot. The references to the lost/unfinished works is great! Also the light tone is totally in line with the actual way the book is written.
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Offline rob_alderman

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2012, 06:07:33 PM »
That's what I thought! It was a nice balance between the tone of the original and making it a nice blend into the LOTR films.

Offline Haarken

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 07:40:33 PM »
3 films friend, 3, not 2....

Doh... Oh well I can live with that. As long as they're all the same quality. Talk about milking it though...
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Offline Conquistador

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2012, 11:29:05 PM »
Waiting for daughter (Springfield, MO,) to finish with school then all 4 of us (the 2 in CA get a pass since they are  staying there for Christmas/New Year's) will see it together.   o_o

I think I will approach this as I did LOTR.   8)  I read The Hobbit around four times, LOTR over 20 times in College/USAF years (quit counting,) and the other works that were available back in the day (Silmarillion, the poetry/short stories paperback book, maybe one other,) so I admit I am a bit of a fan.

When all was said and done, have seen the theatrical movies, and buying/annually watching the extended versions, I still rate the LOTR extended movies three ways, which I expect I will do for these films:

As follows:

As the book on film - C  I downgraded it a whole letter for the speech to the Elves at Helm's deep - more for twisting Aragorn's character unconscionably than the eye rolling presence of Elves.   ::)  I am over Galadriel filling in for Glorfindel - No I am not.  Accepting does not imply approval.  Yes, it worked well enough in the film (has absolutely nothing to do with my weaknesses for brunettes - just ask my wife.)  and skipping the cleansing of the Shire - really?

As story translated into another medium, B+ after much discussion with co-workers who have been involved in theater and film I agree crossing media requires some change.  I disagree with some of the decisions/changes but I can see why he did what he did.

As stand alone story (as if book didn't exist,) A- because it is a powerfully told story with great writing, excellent acting, well done music, and the characters really get your interest (love or hate them.)

I will wait, see, and evaluate after all three of these movies are out (probably buy extended versions if they exist - and I expect they will.)

Bombadil?  Truly expendable.

Gracias,

Glenn
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Offline Estarriol

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2012, 07:59:24 AM »
and it falls to me to be the pedantic git.
It's Arwen, not Galadriel.
Seeing it tonight and am excited!

Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2012, 08:03:10 PM »
Saw it today, loved it. The blending of the actual events from Hobbit book and other tales was well handled.

Thought the opening link to the LotR films was well done.

Offline Estarriol

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2012, 12:19:24 AM »
Loved it.
They did abuse the book quite a lot, but it makes up for it by being awesome.
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Offline Conquistador

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2012, 01:38:17 AM »
and it falls to me to be the pedantic git.
It's Arwen, not Galadriel.
Seeing it tonight and am excited!

Right, correction noted.  Only excuse I can offer is brain cramp.

Gracias,

Glenn

Offline B. Basiliscus

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2012, 02:17:23 AM »
Personally, I loved this more than all three of the first movies. Can't wait for the next two!

Offline tradgardmastre

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2012, 07:28:42 AM »
Saw it last night and loved it- roll on the dvd and next part of the trilogy too.Wish I had some of the crockery/furniture from Bagend too...
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Offline Faust23

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2012, 04:26:07 PM »
Saw it yesterday in normal 2d.  Beautiful, however, it could've used more dynamic tension IMO.

Gotta get me some Dwarf minis in a hurry.  Mega awesome Dwarf content in the film as one would expect.
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Offline cuchulain23

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2012, 06:47:39 AM »
Really good movie, cannot wait to see the other movies.

Offline tnjrp

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2012, 08:25:34 AM »
Still taking a bit of a beating from the critics, I see. Tomatometer now at 65%.

Offline Slayer

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Re: The Hobbit – I have seen the film. (no spoilers)
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2012, 09:08:57 AM »
i went to the first screening and seen it in 3D. Was OK imho, nothing more
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