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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 2:41 pm

Greetings and salutations, fellow movie-lovers! Well, it's been a long and unexpected journey from page to screen, but the first installment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy finally makes its' US debut this weekend. Set some 60 years before the events depicted in Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit tells the story of how Bilbo Baggins came to be in posession of the One Ring. The film has already had its' international debut, and reaction to this much-anticipated film has been decidedly mixed, owing mainly to the film's running time (a hefty 2 hours and 46 minutes) as well as Jackson's use of the 48 frame-per-second (fps) format, rather than the conventional 24 fps format. Now that the movie is here, how enthusiastic are you to see it? If you've seen it already, post your review!


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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 3:03 pm

I"m looking forward to it, I loved the TLOTR movies by Peter Jackson. I also read all the books a few times when I was a kid. I'm particulary fascinated with the dwarf culture in Middle Earth.


I'm not sure how they're going to squeeze three movies out of the Hobbit, but we'll see. Hoping to see it next week before the kids are out of school. If I can't get to the theater then, I'll probably wait for the DVD...


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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 4:04 pm

Oh I'll see it tomorrow for sure. If I wasn't working, I'd go for the midnight show tonight. I've been looking forward to this since I saw the first LOTR installment.


What I find curious is that The lord of the rings trilogy is three books/ three movies. The Hobbit is by far the shortest of all four books and yet they stretched it into three movies.


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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 7:59 pm

Saw it a couple of days back, (on the 12th) and really liked it. It was a great day away from the usual busy stuff that I do, and the story was very enjoyable. They seem to have connected it to LOTR a lot more than the original Hobbit story was, and judging from the first film, I doubt that they will run out of material for a couple more.


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Report this Dec. 14 2012, 10:13 am

I'm gonna see it over the break. Looking forward to it.


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Report this Dec. 14 2012, 1:16 pm

I expect Peter Jackson did a great job, as he did with LOTR saga.  But, what do you think of the middle movie, between The Hobbit and LOTR?  Has it been released, yet?  Prequels are usually disappointing.


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Report this Dec. 14 2012, 3:00 pm

Quote: miklamar @ Dec. 14 2012, 1:16 pm

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>I expect Peter Jackson did a great job, as he did with LOTR saga.  But, what do you think of the middle movie, between The Hobbit and LOTR?  Has it been released, yet?  Prequels are usually disappointing.

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I'm not sure what you mean by movie between Hobbit and LOTR. They're splitting the Hobbit story into three movies, but I don't think Tolkein wrote anything between the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy.


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Report this Dec. 14 2012, 3:38 pm

They're mining a lot of material from The Silmarillon so there's no shortage of things that they can use for another two movies. I have complete faith in Jackson et al. to be faithful to the story and they've absolutely proven themselves capable to do so. If anything, this first Hobbit movie has just confirmed for me that they will not have any difficulty in telling the story in any subsequent instalments. And almost certainly they will be faithful to fandom because it is as they say, a large-scale project by a bunch of fans.


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Report this Dec. 15 2012, 8:39 am

Quote: Commander_Zelkar @ Dec. 14 2012, 3:00 pm

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>I'm not sure what you mean by movie between Hobbit and LOTR. They're splitting the Hobbit story into three movies, but I don't think Tolkein wrote anything between the Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy.

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You're right--to the best of my knowledge, Tolkien did not write any stories that took place between The Hobbit and LOTR. PJ's plans for the Hobbit trilogy were laid out in a recent article that I read at (where else?) Salon. Essentially, what he's trying to do is weave various, disparate elements from all of Tolkien's works into a sort of "master narrative" of Middle Earth, a prospect that's appealing and terrifying at the same time...


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Report this Dec. 19 2012, 3:43 pm

ARG The Hobbit was fantastic! I loved it so much! I saw it opening weekend in IMAX (to see the Star Tre 9min preview of course) and all in all the entire experience was brilliant :3

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Report this Jan. 09 2013, 9:30 pm

wasnt to happy about how it turned out, not into series and rather see the whole movie through.

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Report this Jan. 10 2013, 12:22 pm

I saw it opening weekend. I liked the movie, but not as much as LOTR. This was only the second time I saw a movie in 3D, and I will never see one again. I don't know if it was the film rate, the 3D effects, or the combination of the two, but it looked like the viewmaster toy I had back in the 70s. The effects in LOTR ten years ago looked better.

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Report this Jan. 13 2013, 11:28 am

I liked the Hobbit but it becomes very obvious that they are trying to stretch the movie, this is evident with such wasteful non-moving forward scenes as one with the trolls. The troll scene was stretched and unecessary. Even though I find the orcs in LOTR creepy and ugly looking I don't like the different look they have in this film and some of them look no different from a troll.

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Report this Jan. 13 2013, 12:24 pm

Quote: silvik123 @ Jan. 13 2013, 11:28 am

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>I liked the Hobbit but it becomes very obvious that they are trying to stretch the movie, this is evident with such wasteful non-moving forward scenes as one with the trolls. The troll scene was stretched and unecessary. Even though I find the orcs in LOTR creepy and ugly looking I don't like the different look they have in this film and some of them look no different from a troll.

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I think the troll scene was in the book. It's even mentioned during Bilbo's birthday party in the first LOTR movie.


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Report this Jan. 14 2013, 4:34 am

Quote: silvik123 @ Jan. 13 2013, 11:28 am

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>I liked the Hobbit but it becomes very obvious that they are trying to stretch the movie, this is evident with such wasteful non-moving forward scenes as one with the trolls. The troll scene was stretched and unecessary. Even though I find the orcs in LOTR creepy and ugly looking I don't like the different look they have in this film and some of them look no different from a troll.

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I haven't seen the movie yet, but I think they are supposed to be goblins in the Hobbit?


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