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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #165 on: December 28, 2013, 10:24:31 PM »
So happy I'm skipping these movies.

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #166 on: December 28, 2013, 10:31:02 PM »
One more to go...one more to go...have to do it...have to do it...ugh...ugh...hurts...huuuuuurts...

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #167 on: April 21, 2014, 10:43:02 AM »
I find it an interesting commentary on modern film making that the "Everything Wrong With..." videos are getting longer and longer.

14 minutes for the second Hobbit movie...


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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #168 on: April 21, 2014, 10:49:41 AM »
One factor is surely that movies are now expected to be at least 2 hours in length to be 'normal' and often are longer... the longer a film goes on the more shit is needed to be crammed into it.

More filler, less killer...
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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #169 on: April 21, 2014, 12:18:26 PM »

More filler, less killer...

This is why many of these genre projects are better suited for TV where long form storytelling is far for successful.

But I just think the Cinesins guys think they're funnier than they are. Half their jokes don't land. If [i}they[/i] employed some kind of restraint and quality control, they'd make tighter funnier videos as well.

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #170 on: April 21, 2014, 12:43:06 PM »
A quick note on the implication that the Hobbit is better suited for TV. Padding it out on TV would be just as bad... It's a short book. It's a 300 page children's book that's probably best used as a vague introduction and early world building to the follow-up trilogy.

But, yes, overall...doorstopper fantasy stuff (like GoT) is better suited to TV. I agree with that.

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #171 on: April 21, 2014, 03:32:53 PM »
My sweet fuck. The Hobbit shouldn't be anything more than one film. That's it. ONE film.
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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #172 on: July 23, 2014, 03:17:01 PM »
Comic Con has been rather uneventful so far...


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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #173 on: July 28, 2014, 05:31:19 PM »
I'm trying to figure out if YouTube is playing this trailer at 48fps or if I'm having a stroke.


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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #174 on: July 28, 2014, 07:22:27 PM »
I don't even know why they bother advertising. The whole world will go to see this movie, even though everyone also hates it.

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #175 on: July 28, 2014, 07:31:01 PM »
Everyone except me. I'm waiting for the internet cut of all three movies that'll be the single hour and a half movie it should have been.

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #176 on: July 28, 2014, 09:13:00 PM »
Everyone except me. I'm waiting for the internet cut of all three movies that'll be the single hour and a half movie it should have been.

This. Haven't watched a frame.

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #177 on: July 29, 2014, 08:16:40 AM »
The first two are horrible. I think the internet cut will basically be the introduction followed immediately by the Battle of the Five Armies.

What worries me is how they'll handle the franchise now. Will they turn The Adventures of Tom Bombadil into a six season HBO series?

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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #178 on: December 08, 2014, 01:53:42 PM »
Yeah. This puts a nail in it.

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L.A.-based editor Joel Walden wanted to know what a trailer for The Hobbit might have looked like, had Peter Jackson's trilogy been released as a single film. The result, which Walden calls "The Hobbit: The Complete Journey," is pretty excellent.


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Re: The Hobbit
« Reply #179 on: December 17, 2014, 04:02:42 PM »
A well thought-out review from Tor...

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/12/movie-review-the-hobbit-the-battle-of-the-five-armies

They mainly point their finger at the studio, which is interesting. I've been guilty of blaming Jackson for this debacle, along with everyone else, but Tor's review is the first hint that WB was more deeply involved in fucking these movies up.

Though there is a fair share of blame for Jackson.

I'll watch the finale. I've watched the last two. I'm all about completion... But I'll wait for it, and I don't mind waiting for it. I've been nothing but disappointed.