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December 18th, 2013 [2:06:16]
Tanman32123: The Sequel or "Second part" to The Hobbit was pretty damn decent. Saw it last week on the first day but just remembered to write a review.
I saw it in 3D, Which I absolutely hate. It made the film seem worse in my eyes and I didn't adjust to it until about 15 minutes in. Anyways, I personally feel it wasn't as good as the first but still was a decent next chapter to the story.
Acting and obviously the Special Effects were pretty spot on, as a film of this nature should be. So all in all, With the acting and plot line, along with the direction and score in thought, I give this film a 7/10.
|Middle Earth Fatigue|
December 18th, 2013 [10:52:14]
cress: I liked the film. It is better than last year's AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, but I'm getting bored with Tolkien's/Peter Jackson's world.
First off, I hate Thorin Oakenshield. I don't know if it's the actor who portrays him or the way his character is written (probably a bit of both), but he sucks shit. Is he supposed to be unlikeable in the novel? This great quest in THE HOBBIT is about him taking back his rightful place as dwarf king, but it's hard to care about any of that when he has zero charisma. All of the dwarves are idiots. For example, when they get to the secret door where the "last light of day" will reveal the hidden keyhole, they all give up and leave after they fail to open the door, which was an effort of about two minutes in time. Sure, abandon this entire journey instead of thinking some things through, morons. Once again, leave it to Bilbo to save your sorry dumbasses. Fucking dwarves.. no wonder Smaug took your home from you.
The pace is much better, quicker, but some of the acting and dialogue is too theatrical to me and didn't feel real--the Elf king (or whatever--Capt. Androgynous) for example. I've never read the novel, but even I felt like there was a lot of padding in the film's story that didn't feel necessary. They stuffed 20 lbs. of shit in a 5 lb. bag, and it was obvious to me. Oh, and Orlando Bloom looks fat and weird as Legolas now.
So that's my glowing review of THE HOBBIT. I liked it, but I'm not enthusiastic about it. I will see the conclusion next year as well. Hooray. I'm so excited. Yawn.