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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #345 on: December 20, 2012, 07:19 AM »
But some of the Orcs looked...OFF.  Some of the Warg riders looked very much like the Orcs you saw in LOTR, like guys in makeup & prosthetics.  But Azog looked like he was completely CG to me.  Which is weird, because I knew the actor who played Azog, but I couldn't recognize him.  Was Azog like Gollum, a character who was done completely via motion capture?  And there were at least a few other Orcs that looked that way, too.

Yeah - I was surprised they went full-on CG for Azog.  That was absolutely not a guy in costume... it was mo-cap like Gollum.  And I found it jarring to have him next to traditional prosthetic orcs.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #346 on: December 20, 2012, 10:56 AM »
The family plus two friends of my son went to see this last night to celebrate son's 12th birthday. 

Thoroughly enjoyed everything...could have lived without the goblin song and dance, and the disney-esque dishwashing sequence.  Otherwise I was thrilled at the addition of Radagast and completely surprised by the Sauruman.  Loved those scenes probably most out of the whole movie.

Right as the dwarves climbed the trees the house lights in the theater came up...and stayed up until the end of the film.  I kept thinking an usher or projectionist would correct this but it never happened.  Complained to the manager afterwards, and he apologetically offered to refund my money.   At first I thought...no...but then decided that taking six people to a movie is an expensive outing and it's not too much to expect that theater actually stay dark, so I accepted.  He also threw in six passes on top of refunding the ticket price.

When I got home, I actually counted the money he refunded and realized that he gave me regular showing as the refund, when we only paid matinee prices since this was the 4:45 show. 

Two adults, and four kids walk in to a matinee.  Walk out with refunded ticket price, plus 7 extra dollars, PLUS six passes for future shows.   

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #347 on: December 20, 2012, 06:14 PM »
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #348 on: December 21, 2012, 12:15 AM »
I'm liking it in my mind.
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Re: Hobbit
« Reply #349 on: January 1, 2013, 06:40 PM »
Finally saw "The Hobbit". Liked it but it seemed like it was one third of a really long movie.................................
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« Reply #350 on: January 2, 2013, 04:14 AM »
Finally saw "The Hobbit". Liked it but it seemed like it was one third of a really long movie.................................

That's exactly why I am tempted to wait till all three are available on bluray or wait till the last ones out then watch them all together
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Re: Re: Hobbit
« Reply #351 on: January 2, 2013, 07:02 PM »
Finally saw "The Hobbit". Liked it but it seemed like it was one third of a really long movie.................................

That's exactly why I am tempted to wait till all three are available on bluray or wait till the last ones out then watch them all together

My substantial anti-social tendencies towards crowded movie theaters has me thinking the same thing.  In my old job I was usually able to steal away for afternoon matinees but not so with the current job.  Afternoon showings were often empty enough that I wouldn't be near the cell phone/texter/wrapper crinkler and have my movie going experience spoiled.  Soon enough the basement theater will be done though and no more of having to put up with people believing they are on their own couch and no one else matters.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #352 on: March 24, 2013, 02:53 PM »
For anyone that picked up the blu ray this week (and got the UV code included), there is a sneak peek for Part 2, The Desolation of Smaug hosted by Peter Jackson going up in about 7 minutes from now (3 ET/2 CT).  Just a heads up!
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #353 on: March 24, 2013, 04:03 PM »
Just watched it (nearly an hour) with a tour of their facilities, video Q and A, etc.  They did show a clip involving Gandalf and Radgast that is sort of from the appendices, involving the story of the Necromancer.  Also, there were several unfinished/behind the scenes shots throughout the question and answer period that showed a bit as well.  I think you can still view it (again, if you have a code) for a couple months.  He said the trailer will be released this summer.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #354 on: March 24, 2013, 11:26 PM »
I watched much of the Finnish miniseries The Hobbits (Hobitit) from 1993 on Youtube.  Low-bugdet bad-wig hilarity...but it tried. Gollum played by a not-so-thin actor is odd. No big battle scenes, because its main focus is on the Hobbits. 

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« Reply #355 on: June 8, 2013, 01:54 PM »
Considering that The Hobbit falls under the general Warner Brothers banner, does anyone else think that it's likely we'll see a trailer attached to Man of Steel?
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #356 on: June 9, 2013, 05:47 PM »
I think it has been confirmed that there is a trailer attached to Man of Steel, the poster is online today and the trailer is supposed to be online Tuesday and in theaters next weekend.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #358 on: June 11, 2013, 02:07 PM »
Looks a lot better than the first film, actually.  Like the rollercoaster gets to the top and starts its descent now.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #359 on: June 12, 2013, 10:24 AM »
Looks really cool, definitely looking forward to it.  Although it didn't reach the levels of LOTR with me, I really enjoyed the first installment of the Hobbit, and I'm looking forward to this one even more.  I know some aren't crazy about it, but I'm sort of jazzed to see Legolas included here, even if just for a bit.  Still wondering if we'll end up getting a Smaug from the Bridge Direct toyline, that would be pretty spiffy.