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The Hobbit

Postby Elomin Sha » 13 Dec 2012, 15:14

Just got back from an early showing of The Hobbit (2D version). GO SEE IT. SEE IT NOW.

I'm going to go see the 3D version next week.
Lots of laughs, the actor sung songs are great, Gollum is great. There was lots of clapping through out the film for certain scenes. Damn I want to see it again, right now.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 13 Dec 2012, 16:03

I liked Image the most.
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I do recommend seeing the film.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Keab42 » 13 Dec 2012, 16:06

Going either Saturday or Sunday. Cineworld is only showing it 3D, but I have a choice of standard 3D or iMax 3D.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby LogicSword » 13 Dec 2012, 16:45

I wish Riddles in the Dark had been done creepier as opposed to comically. I've always said that would be the scene I'd judge any Hobbit adaptation on, and I wasn't keen on the direction they took it.

Also, not a fan of Mr One-Arm.

However, it's a really good, fun film. I'm just nitpicky because it's my favourite book.

Only managed to see it in 2D because the IMAX hadn't transferred in time for the staff show, but going to see it in IMAX at some point soon.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Keab42 » 13 Dec 2012, 17:10

The first film gets all the way up to Riddles? That's got to be at least half way through, not sure how they'll stretch the rest to 2 books.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Jamfalcon » 13 Dec 2012, 17:18

From what I've gathered, the first one goes all the way to the barrels. I'm guessing the second one (do I really need spoiler tags?) will be Bree and dealing with Smaug, while the third will be the aftermath of Smaug's death, the Battle of Five Armies, and then wrapping everything up.

I'm really not sold on three movies, but I'm still looking forward to it. I'll probably go see it this Sunday.
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Postby Elomin Sha » 13 Dec 2012, 17:29

Bree is to the west of the Misty Mountains. I think you mean Lake Town.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby LogicSword » 13 Dec 2012, 17:38

It goes up to the Eagles.
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Postby Valkyrie-Lemons » 13 Dec 2012, 17:40

Ugh, it sucks that I don't have enough cash to go see it myself. So I'm trying to convince my folks that this should be a Christmas present for me. : )
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Jamfalcon » 13 Dec 2012, 17:57

Elomin Sha wrote:Bree is to the west of the Misty Mountains. I think you mean Lake Town.

Derp. I shall hang my head in shame eternally for this brain fart.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Evil Jim » 13 Dec 2012, 19:53

The big question for me is, is it book accurate? How much is from the original book, how much was made up & how much was drug in from other sources?

I'm not happy to hear Riddles in the Dark was done comically. That scene was always my favourite in the book & also frightened me in the 1977 Rankin/Bass production. (The soundtrack for which I have just recently recorded to digital from my LPs!)

Still, I can't wait to see it.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby CtMolloy » 13 Dec 2012, 19:59

It doesn't come out here until the 26th :( Butts.

I wish I had someone to go and see it with.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 14 Dec 2012, 01:15

LogicSword wrote:It goes up to the Eagles.


I don't see why they couldn't fly all the way to the lonely mountain.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Cybertrash » 14 Dec 2012, 01:51

Funny, I have read The Hobbit I don't know how many times, yet I still avoid spoilers for the film... Ah well, need to go see it.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby LogicSword » 14 Dec 2012, 01:58

Merrymaker_Mortalis wrote:
LogicSword wrote:It goes up to the Eagles.


I don't see why they couldn't fly all the way to the lonely mountain.


Because shut up.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Evil Jim » 14 Dec 2012, 02:26

Well hell. Why couldn't they have just had the eagles drop The Ring right into the crack of doom?
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Elomin Sha » 14 Dec 2012, 02:48

Have you not played War of the North? The eagles were busy.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Evil Jim » 14 Dec 2012, 02:49

Haven't even heard of it.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Elomin Sha » 14 Dec 2012, 02:57

360 and PS3 game.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby elvor » 14 Dec 2012, 04:35

Really really good. Sooooo in. Riddles veered between funny and fuckin' creepy as only Gollum can. Best part of the film. Freeman was excellent, dwarves were entertaining, Necromancer looks promising. Aaaaaaaall the thumbs up. All of them.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 14 Dec 2012, 09:17

Evil Jim wrote:The big question for me is, is it book accurate? How much is from the original book, how much was made up & how much was drug in from other sources?




It is as book accurate as the lord of the rings however it is not "the hobbit" book accurate, it is based on "the hobbit" and "Unfinished Tales" with bits of history drawn from "The Silmarillion"

Peter Jackson has said that he kept the film lighthearted and fun like the book but took the action sequences which were rather short and expanded them to "what would have happened" Its a kids book turned into a adult movie, so we can film what was left to the imagination.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Tally » 14 Dec 2012, 11:28

I'll spoiler tag some of my post just in case, even though I'm not going to say anything really specific. I'm learning that people's opinions on what constitutes spoilers for this movie vary widely.

I'm considering writing a blog post about my thoughts on this. I was, overall, not impressed with what they did with the story. The costumes & makeup, scenery & set dressing, cinematography, music, all that was very impressive and wonderful. But the actual way they told the story as a whole and the way they kept dragging in other things? Not a fan. Nevermind that it's one of my favourite stories and I don't like seeing it messed with (that happens with movie adaptations, have to get past it), I thought it felt excessively over the top and very choppy - a messy patchwork instead of an interesting linear tale informed by lots of carefully thought-out historical background & detail.

On the other hand, Martin Freeman was, in my opinion, pretty much the most perfectly hobbity actor ever and was excellent in the role. Loved him as Bilbo, which was a relief because I never really warmed to Elijah Wood as Frodo.

And one-arm made me want to scream. I am super pissed off about that whole thing.

But I think it's worth going to see, both for the good stuff it contains & for the ability to be part of the huge social discussion of it. And to make up your own mind about it, of course.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby Sieg Reyu » 14 Dec 2012, 17:15

I enjoyed the movie, but more importantly, here is what I thought of the Trailers:

Warm Bodies: Looks really good. I heard someone call it Twilight with zombies which is INCREDIBLY unfair.

Man of Steel: I'm betting he dies in the third one.

Star Trek: Where is Sylar, and why isn't he cutting people's heads open.

Oblivion: I preferred Wall-E when he was taller and less robotic. This movie looks unnecessary.

After Earth: Will Smith, why must you be such a phenomenal actor? I want to see this simply because of you

Pacific Rim: GLaDOS? Is that. . .Is that GlaDOS? WUT?!?!?!?!

Epic: Pretty, and Aziz Ansari kind of makes me want to see it, but I'll pass.
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby AdmiralMemo » 14 Dec 2012, 17:38

Tally wrote:On the other hand, Martin Freeman was, in my opinion, pretty much the most perfectly hobbity actor ever and was excellent in the role.
So let's see...

Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent: EveryMan who gets dragged on an epic quest that he never wanted to go on in the first place, but came to accept.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins: EveryHobbit who gets dragged on an epic quest that he never wanted to go on in the first place, but came to accept.

Is he getting typecast here? :D
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Re: The Hobbit

Postby AlexanderDitto » 14 Dec 2012, 17:54

AdmiralMemo wrote:
Tally wrote:On the other hand, Martin Freeman was, in my opinion, pretty much the most perfectly hobbity actor ever and was excellent in the role.
So let's see...

Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent: EveryMan who gets dragged on an epic quest that he never wanted to go on in the first place, but came to accept.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins: EveryHobbit who gets dragged on an epic quest that he never wanted to go on in the first place, but came to accept.

Is he getting typecast here? :D


Martin Freeman as Dr. John H. Watson: EverySoldier who gets dragged on epic crime investigations that he never wants to go on in the first place, but comes to accept.

Yeah Martin Freeman basically 100% plays "person who would really rather not, thank you, I think I'll just stay home and have some tea instead."

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