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post #166 of 293
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On a plus side, the score is yet again amazing. Howard Shore did a splendid job carrying themes from LotR into Hobbit.
post #167 of 293
Saw the movie on Friday night. Opted for the standard non-3D version.

I quite enjoyed the movie. Like others have stated, the first hour (felt longer) was pretty slow. The dialogue seemed pretty choppy. The "meeting" of the party members carried on far too long. I understand the reasoning of introducing the characters and their personalities, but I felt they could have done that throughout the film, or even the trilogy. After that, the plot picks up, and the action begins pretty quickly.

Visually, the film is gorgeous. The score is beautiful. And I felt Martin Freeman did a great job in the role of Bilbo.
post #168 of 293
Loved it.

There are parts that drag on, but hey, it's Peter Jackson and I was expecting it.

I watched it in 3d and didn't experience any of the visual concerns others seem to be. It looked great to me.

Some of the action scenes get a little bit over the top - if you can recall Legolas taking out an entire Oliphaunt in Return of the King, there were parts that induced that type of cringe. But that was a minor gripe.

Martin Freeman as Bilbo was an inspired choice. Gollum was superb again. Gandalf too.
post #169 of 293
you're from N.Z. though, you have to like it.
post #170 of 293
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Originally Posted by hoozah View Post

you're from N.Z. though, you have to like it.

Honestly, I can't stand our sickly insecure teenage girl-like brand of patriotism.
post #171 of 293
Killing a few hours before I have to be at my parents and watching this in HFR
post #172 of 293
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I'm of two minds on this movie.

1. Part of me loved it because of the tie-in of material from the appendices and the Silmarillion. It was really interesting seeing all of the stuff put together, and I think it made sense to non-Tolkien fans. Also, Martin Freeman was an awesome Bilbo.

2. Another part of me understands the complaint that it dragged on. You get the feeling not a lot happened, but hopefully it picks up during the second and third movies.

Saw it in 2D. Manton, your daughter won't be scared if she sat through Harry Potter. There only remotely frightening parts are with Azog the Destroyer, and that's only cause he looks evil.
post #173 of 293
It took me about 5 minutes to adjust to HFR. At first it seemed like everything was in fast forward after I adjusted it was quite enjoyable.

If you haven't seen it yet i recommend doing so in HFR
post #174 of 293
I saw it for the second time. Perhaps it's just because I'm not used to HFR, but for me it detracted from the feel of the movie. It looked more like video than film--it almost seemed like a cheap LOTR TV special. Other than that, though, it was great the second time as well.
post #175 of 293
Saw this on opening night and it was a very well made and entertaining story from start to finish, so F all the haters.

And 2d ftw.
post #176 of 293
Finally saw this one. Enjoyed it, and appreciated being transported back to MIddle Earth - but the film wasn't as all-encompassing and wondrous as a first-time viewing of The Fellowship. More than I would have liked, it felt cheesy, and overall just lacked a je ne sais quoi. Did see it in 3D - orcs didn't look as real being CGI rather than costumes. Also, far too much of Gandalf shouting, "RUN!" for my taste.
post #177 of 293
Only okay. Thirty minutes too long and a bit boring to start.
post #178 of 293
I really liked the movie, and I'm speaking as a Tolkien geek. The lighting, or the film speed, made some of the scenes look claustrophobic - and no, I'm not talking about the cave scenes! Secondly, I was disappointed in the way the goblins were created - they looked to large and menacing as if they were Uruk-hai, but then again we are dealing with the perspective of Hobbits and Dwarves. But I still have these expectations that the Goblins were more crude and less menacing.
post #179 of 293
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

I really liked the movie, and I'm speaking as a Tolkien geek. The lighting, or the film speed, made some of the scenes look claustrophobic - and no, I'm not talking about the cave scenes! Secondly, I was disappointed in the way the goblins were created - they looked to large and menacing as if they were Uruk-hai, but then again we are dealing with the perspective of Hobbits and Dwarves. But I still have these expectations that the Goblins were more crude and less menacing.

How so? The goblins under the Misty Mountains were mostly small. They looked very different from the orcs (like Azog the Destroyer) that were hunting the dwarves.
post #180 of 293
I really enjoyed the HFR 3D. My favourite scene utilizing it was surprisingly the meeting between Elrond, Galadriel, Saruman, and Gandalf in Rivendell. Waterfalls everywhere! nod[1].gif
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