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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #390 on: November 6, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Warrin' and whorin' but never borin'

Looks like it'll be an exciting ending with some heavy emotion.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #391 on: November 6, 2014, 07:16 PM »
...and that's only part 1 of the Battle of Five armies.  ;)
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #392 on: December 17, 2014, 04:39 AM »
I've read two absolutely stellar reviews of Five Armies, who is going this weekend? 

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #393 on: December 17, 2014, 08:46 AM »
I'm going Saturday.   8)
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #394 on: December 17, 2014, 09:33 AM »
I saw Part 3 last night. It was pretty good, and while nowhere near as good as LOTR it was easily the best of the Hobbit films. Lots of action and a good bit of emotion as expected.

The only thing that bothered me was maybe half of the CGI. Some stuff, like Smaug and Azog, were amazing. Other stuff, like Dain and the Elf army, looked poorly done and stood out like a sore thumb. At some points during the battle sequence I couldn't help but think of the animated Beowulf movie from 2007 as there was so much obvious CGI crowding the frame.

Overall it was a good movie to close out the saga. I still think everything could have been condensed into two films, but it was nice to spend a few extra hours in New Zealand Middle-Earth.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #395 on: December 17, 2014, 10:07 AM »
It is almost surreal but this thread is over 11 years old...wowzers, for a good time and drama read from page 1.  I am still not convinced that this needed to be 3 movies and the biggest complaints I have read are along those lines.  Early on there was speculation that the first movie was the Hobbit and the second was going to be a bridge movie between the two books.  That might have been better 2 Hobbit movies and bridge...oh well, still excited for this weekend

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #396 on: December 17, 2014, 11:21 AM »
This is over simplified, but.....
All three LOTR books are masterpieces.
The Hobbit is "only" great.
So just by math The Hobbit movie wouldn't have been as good if it had been one movie let alone made into three movies that are all diluted from the book material and then also crammed full of other sources to make them 2+ hours. So I think we got what was to be expected from the Hobbit trilogy of movies.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #397 on: December 17, 2014, 04:34 PM »
I agree Nick.  The Hobbit wasn't intended to be LOTR, but rather a little simpler, and so the story I think got a just adaptation from Jackson.  He said he wanted to beef it up to the level of LOTR and I think he took it from "kid's book" to that pretty well.  It wasn't ever going to be as good, but it was good.

I think it could've been two fairly long films, but I think 3 was fine ultimately.  I'll happily buy these as a set when they're out I think.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #398 on: December 17, 2014, 07:37 PM »
I saw it today and liked it.  Some nice LOTR nods and it ended just like I thought it would.

Well worth seeing in the theater.
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