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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #31
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

Saw this today and it was great. If it makes any sense, one of the reasons why I wasn't totally crazy about it is because it made me so nostalgic for LOTR and made me wish I was watching that all over again for the first time, especially seeing Elijah Wood and Christopher Lee.

The escape from Goblin City was ludicrous, but I loved the prologue and of course Gollum. Serkis and McKellen were just outstanding, as always.
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 09:17 PM   #32
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

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No, I was talking about Kate from Lost. After she escaped the island the second time, I guess she got into acting.
I didn't even know she was in it.
#flopfan

I'm actually amazed she in particular, and everyone from Lost didn't have more work after it. The range of situations made most actors showcase all of their acting skills IMO, and Evangeline was always fabulous.
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

To be fair, critics loved the three Lord of the Rings films. Maybe not everyone has the same opinion as you .

(Although I agree, Tree of Life sucked.)
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

I saw it tonight and it was entertaining. It could've done with a bit of pruning in places and I thought the special effects and CGI were a lot better in the LOTR trilogy which is strange since they were made 10 years ago. I know this sounds stupid but The Hobbit did really feel like a fantasy film, whereas LOTR had sort of a sense of realism.

I did enjoy The Hobbit though, the Gollum scenes were especially good
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I didn't even know she was in it.
#flopfan

I'm actually amazed she in particular, and everyone from Lost didn't have more work after it. The range of situations made most actors showcase all of their acting skills IMO, and Evangeline was always fabulous.
Me, too. She's hot and was good in it, I thought she'd get the most work.
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

Just watched it. Have to say, I'm disappointed! It's hard to explain why, but I'll give it a go. I guess I found it a bit "cartoonish" - people falling down ravines and getting thrown around by trolls without getting hurt - and at times it felt like I was playing a video game. I also don't think the story or "journey telling" was great, it lacked suspense and the sense of a passage of time. It also seemed a bit rushed, with fabricated actions scenes taking the place of the plot and character development that LOTR did so well! You'd never guess that LOTR and this were both directed by the same person. The Hobbit lost the sense of 'reality' that LOTR had, it's more cheap thrills and commercial than epic.

Having said that some bits were great, I really like the say they've developed the necromancer story line!
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It is a good film, but I feel it suffers like much art does following a great tradition, and ends up being much too self-referential and self-aware for my taste. The problem was at times it seemed intentional.

Also the run time is at least 20 mins too long. The chase out of goblin-town is like a video game and Thorin's confrontation and Bilbo's intervention against Azog at the end feels so contrived. There should have been more advancing of the plot and less hacking and slashing imo. These two scenes really detracted from the end of the movie to me. I think once I get used to them on repeat viewings I'll be able to enjoy the whole a lot more.

I'm still a bit sceptical about how they're managing to stretch it out for two more films without doing even more of the above.
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Excellent post. I even felt like the characterisation got a bit lost, especially between the main protagonists. Ian Mckellen was superb as expected, but Radagast's character was so cartoonish. I felt it undermined the character development that unfolded so brilliant in the LOTR trilogy. Maybe it will happen in the next two films, but there seemed to be a lot of tedious 'slash and giggle' moments.

Overall though, I really did enjoy it, if only for the swell of nostalgia. And Galadriel>>>>>>>>>>>
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I saw it tonight and it was entertaining. It could've done with a bit of pruning in places and I thought the special effects and CGI were a lot better in the LOTR trilogy which is strange since they were made 10 years ago. I know this sounds stupid but The Hobbit did really feel like a fantasy film, whereas LOTR had sort of a sense of realism.

I did enjoy The Hobbit though, the Gollum scenes were especially good
^^ Should have read the thread first. Perfectly put!

Agreed, McKellen, Blanchett and Serkis were standout!
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

I've booked my ticket, I'm very fond of the original trilogy, though Im a little wary about the length of these 3 movies.

That said for me, the Fellowship of the ring was the weakest of the original movies for me, with its job if setting the scene. I expect the next two movies to be better, even this one does turn out to gave its faults.


Btw, anyone know what percentage of cinemas can actually show 48fps? Most critics nay be seeing it in a format many of us won't be seeing.
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

Definitely NOT epic by any stretch, but a solid an overall entertaining movie!

I guess I'm in the minority because to me there weren't any sluggish or boring parts. The pacing felt good and it peaked when it needed- I don't have a single complaint about the running time.

I do agree Witt the poster who said it felt cartoonish. It's an adventure movie and I did feel like I was setting sail for a mighty adventure but a few cuts and blood would have done a lot to enhance the realism. It's an adventure movie and knowing that its going to be three movies I think they did a good job of setting things up in the long run.

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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

Just went to see it in the cinema with my boyfriend today. It was hilarious at times Boring in some parts too, fell asleep in some parts

But overall it was great I guess. The visual effects and pictures are breathtaking!
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Just went to see it in the cinema with my boyfriend today. It was hilarious at times Boring in some parts too, fell asleep in some parts

But overall it was great I guess. The visual effects and pictures are breathtaking!
How can it be great overall if you feel asleep in some parts?
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How can it be great overall if you feel asleep in some parts?
Because I still enjoyed this movie
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The movie has an epic scope but it's far from epic. Too many cringeworthy moments.
well said. too long, boring and with some shockingly bad CGI it also manifests peter jackson's status as one of the most overrated directors ever.
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Re: Just watched The Hobbit and while it has some flaws the movie is still epic!

Critics should fuck off really, it's one of the most visually stunning movies I've ever seen. I also saw the House Of The Flying Daggers and it's argument was the biggest piece of boring shit ever, but it also was visually stunning so most critics gave good reviews to it. The same logic applies here, and The Hobbit is actually entertaining.
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The CGI is terrible in this movie...10 years after the original trilogy. It felt like a 3 hour video game with no real storyline.
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