Seen in IMAX 3d
Finally. I finally got to see it and find out where I stand. And where I stand is with two big hairy feet smack dab in the middle of Middle Earth. And I love it there.
I have read The Hobbit a couple of times. It is a stunning piece of children's literature that has a light hearted tone and is a wonderful adventure story. Tolkien once wrote a sentence on a piece of paper: 'In…
Critics have described this first installment in the Hobbit saga as bloated, ponderous and too episodic but frankly these are the exact same criticisms I felt about Jackson’s original Lord of the Rings trilogy. You may ask why I bothered seeing this latest trip to Middle Earth at the cinema if I didn’t enjoy the previous Tolkien tales, but it is simply because, if I can’t enjoy a film of this scale on the big screen what chance would I…
Well, holy shit.
The Hobbit is phenomenal.
That is something I never expected, mainly due to some recent reviews i have read. Personally, I loved it.
I saw it in HFR 3D. I am not educated enough in the format to know quite how different it will look to the normal format. From my view today, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey looks out of this world. And for a story that is set out of this world, it fits perfectly.…
Wow...this was unexpected indeed...
Now, I'd probably be the first to admit I don't like the original LOTR trilogy, though I liked ROTK but that's it. Not a Ringer at all, but I still wanted to give this a chance. I remember loving the animated movie as a kid. Who knows, I might like this I thought. Plus, it's got Martin Freeman so there's that.
Needless to say, I really dug the hell out of it.
In fact, I loved…
Film #24 in Driver’s December Death Penalty AKA The December Project , which is part of Cinebro's The December Challenge. 1 month, 100 movies.
"All great stories deserve embelishment." - Gandalf
I SIMPLY CANNOT WRITE ANYTHING SENSIBLE HERE. SO, FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN; DRIVER HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED BACK INTO A SEVEN YEAR OLD CHILD.....
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, WOWEEEEEEEEEE!!! BEST FILM EVER, MAM!!!! MAAAAAMM!!! TAKE ME BACK IN!!!!
No, seriously, calm down. I can't write a review like that,…
Part of The December Project: Film #33
There are two groups of people that I suspect will enjoy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey the most. Die hard Tolkien fans, and the kids this story was meant for. In that regard, this film really is for them, and for that I might be able to give it a slight pass.
However, I am pretty disappointed, but not to the degree some other films have given me this year (I'm looking at…
I wouldn't see another film projected at 48 fps if I were held at gunpoint. In the state of the art venue I saw The Hobbit, the film looked like it was being screened in fast-motion. It was distractingly cartoonish and never managed to trick the eye in the way 24 fps does.
Issues with the projection aside, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is deeply problematic despite the artistry of its production design, effects and sound work. This story is…
So this is the Hobbit.
Finally saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey a month and a half after it's release. It's not that I didn't want to see it, but more a case of promising people to see it with them and circumstances continuously working against me. I avoided reading reviews, but the fact that it received a mixed reception from critics was hard not to ignore completely, but I remained ignorant to the reasons... until now.
An overwrought, long-winded, self-indulgent, meandering time-suck of a movie. If I didn't know any better, I would've sworn I was watching the latest Judd Apatow joint.
While more an admirer of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy than a staunch supporter, I was nevertheless curious to see what he could do when he returned to Middle Earth. I was even willing to overlook the cynical economic decision to turn a single 300-page novel into three movies, seeing as how…
"Berken's,30 Countries challenge film #1-New Zealand.
Peter Jackson' s LOTR The Return Of The King won 11 Oscars. How do you follow that. The Lovely Bones was mediocre to say the least so when Jackson stated his intention to give The Hobbit his assured touch I was more than a little hyped.
The LOTR trilogy has it's fanboys and detractors. Over-long is the usual prejudice attached to the films,one which I understand but don't fully agree with. The Hobbit however…
In a theater in Scranton, PA there was a movie, and not an ordinary movie with little substance to speak of, or a terrible, logic-free shit offering that seems too common in theaters of this age; it was a fantastic adaptation of one of the greatest novels of any age, directed by the stellar talent behind the most recent three Tolkein adaptations, and that means quality.
This is my first personal watching of the film at home, and it was quite a different experience than the one I had in theaters. I actually picked up on a bit of the lore in the film, and on some scenes I missed due to the laughter or chatter of the audience.
That scene when they hum and sing in Bilbo's living room area.......Straight chills...
Peter Jackson did it again in my eyes, and even if a lot of…