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#1 Bilbro Baggins

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:41 PM

I figured this thread was necessary seeing as we are now less than 2 weeks away from December 14. This is by far my most anticipated movie and I have been following it since even before the Guillermo Del Toro days. The Lord of the Rings are my all-time favorite movies and I am an avid Tolkien fan. Just the thought Middle-Earth is coming back to the big screen makes me happy.

The Hobbit has already been getting some good reviews including a 9.3/10 rating on IMDB.

http://www.slashfilm...bs-at-radagast/

http://www.examiner....ackson-a-wizard

"The Hobbit" premiered in New Zealand, but it was the NY Daily News which posted the first review of the movie. Sort of.

Film critic Ethan Sacks published an article on Wednesday which was light on details but heavy in praise for Director Peter Jackson, who he proclaimed to be a "wizard" worthy of Gandalf himself.
The review itself is odd. It doesn't go into real specifics, other than listing the actors and remarking on the technical innovation of a new screening process. Perhaps Sacks is reserving full judgment until the movie screens in NYC on December 14?

But what he does say should whet the appetite of fans all around the world eagerly awaiting the mid-December roll out.

"Lighter and funnier than its 'Lord of the Rings' predecessors, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' remains faithful to the fantasy world last seen in the 2003 Academy Award-winning 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.'"

So there's that.

Sacks does acknowledge the "eye-popping" quality of the controversial 48 frames-per-second format (twice the standard) and admits to being disconcerted by what he describes as the "obscenely corpulent Goblin King [Barry Humphries] in such crystal clarity."

But, does it really matter? Does anyone expect the movie to bomb?

Tolkien purists may deride the added storytelling flourishes which plagued the original series brought to life by Peter Jackson. But it's fairly certain that most viewers will be richly satisfied by his efforts, which have always been first-rate.

What do you think? Will you go see the movie in theaters?


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

My expectations are surprisingly low, considering it just looks like a CGI fest, and some of the hobbits look really dumb to me.

I loved the LOTR series (mostly The Fellowship), so I hope I'll love it, but the newer trailers just don't do it for me, for some reason
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

so pumped for this LOTR best movies all time!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

I think their is a thread on this somewhere already :) , but def can't wait for the movie!
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

The best rated movie on IMDB...
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

This will be a short thread
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Best movies of all time! So stoked. Already pre-ordered my tickets to watch it twice. It looks incredible. So excited to see what Jackson does with it.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

well I guess Smaug won't be in this first one

i wish they would release all 3 movies at once lol
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well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

My expectations are surprisingly low, considering it just looks like a CGI fest, and some of the hobbits look really dumb to me.

I loved the LOTR series (mostly The Fellowship), so I hope I'll love it, but the newer trailers just don't do it for me, for some reason


Do you mean the Dwarfs?
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

The best rated movie on IMDB...


....is 'The Shawshank Redemption'

So not really grasping your point...
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:46 PM

My expectations are surprisingly low, considering it just looks like a CGI fest, and some of the hobbits look really dumb to me.

I loved the LOTR series (mostly The Fellowship), so I hope I'll love it, but the newer trailers just don't do it for me, for some reason


Yeah too much cgi is garbage. And I really can't stand golem. I understand he's suppose to be this anoying creature but they made him far too anoying for my liking. It's painful to watch any scene with golem.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

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Yeah too much cgi is garbage. And I really can't stand golem. I understand he's suppose to be this anoying creature but they made him far too anoying for my liking. It's painful to watch any scene with golem.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

Yeah too much cgi is garbage. And I really can't stand golem. I understand he's suppose to be this anoying creature but they made him far too anoying for my liking. It's painful to watch any scene with golem.


reminds me of Jar Jar Binks
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:01 PM

reminds me of Jar Jar Binks


Except for the fact that Gollum didn't set black people back 50 years
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

reminds me of Jar Jar Binks


Yeah two of the absolute worst characters. Although the movies they were in already ruined by excessive use of CGI. Movies just don't seem to have the depth and substance they used to. Or at least I haven't seen any lately.

The last movie I saw was judge dread 3D. Found it actually not bad and was the best movie in terms of 3D I have seen in awhile. Many 3D movies I have seen may as well just not have been 3D there was so little of it.

As far as fantasy is concerned I like epic scale such as 'Fifth Element' and dark settings such as 'Blade runner'. Those are two of my favorites. Some realisic gore always draws me in too. I don't remember a single scene that really showed a real looking injury in LOTR. Really need to 'mess up' some of those perfect scenes with a little blood splatter. Ditch some makeup.

How many movies have a character that loses a limb at some point and carries on throughout the rest of the film or series handicapped? Maybe Forest gump... Now that was great use of CGI. I don't like 'perfect' movies.

The battle scene at the end of LOTR series with the elephants... I like legolas but seriously at some point you're breaking an arm or a leg. There's a point even in fantasy movies where its just so unrealistic it's stupid and I completely lose interest.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

lol at a "Hey, that's fake!" comment aimed at The Hobbit, let lone LOTR and other cgi movies.

Let there be no doubt, without cgi, there is no live action LOTR or The Hobbit.

I think that cgi hasn't been overdone for these movies. It was required. But perhaps some of the cinematography is over the top. Can't blame Jackson for using the tools at his disposal.

Star Wars ep 1-3, however? Including the ridiculous Yoda fighting scene and of course the infamous Jar Jar Binks... Example of bad use of cgi, comparatively.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

well I guess Smaug won't be in this first one

i wish they would release all 3 movies at once lol


Totally. Watch them in a row. 9+ hour movie-athon.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:20 PM

So excited. Gonna give up studying for the day and try to get the midnight premiere tickets for it! Definitely gonna gather some people and have a LOTR marathon on the day of :)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

So excited. Gonna give up studying for the day and try to get the midnight premiere tickets for it! Definitely gonna gather some people and have a LOTR marathon the day :)


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well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

This will be a short thread

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

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lol jk :P

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It's my dad's favourite series, we re-watch it every few months :P
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

Do you mean the Dwarfs?


No, the dwarves.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

How can you hate gollum?
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

No, the dwarves.


Dang it.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:28 AM

I'll go see this early, maybe on the midnight premiere too, because I want to be around other people that want to watch the movie and not chat with their friends all of the way through it.

I want my suspension of disbelief for my $20, dammit. Don't pull me out of the fantasy.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

it's the first movie preview i've seen in about 6 months where my wife actually came out and said "I want to see that"
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

I'm still debating whether or not I'm going to go see it. The Hobbit is my favourite childhood novel and I feel like Jackson is going to ruin it. He's taking a fun little child's tale and turning it into an epic 3-part series. It's just....wrong, ugh. If I wasn't so emotionally attached to the book I probably would go see the movies because they might still be good in their own right. As it is, if I end up going I will have to sit in an aisle seat so I can run out crying and cursing Peter Jackson if I need to.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

Not thrilled
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

Definitely going. I'm still not sure how they're going to take such a short novel and turn it into three movies, but we'll see.

My kids have talked us into letting them go visit their cousins for Christmas, so it'll give the wife and I something to do....

...well, something else, anyway...
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:17 AM

wont be seeing it in 3d that's for sure
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