Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by max, Nov 7, 2012.
I feel for this move .. into deep sleep. Woke up fresh as a daisy . Apparently it does some good.
fears may be realised, will let y'all know, but I've heard it's rather tedious.. uh oh
think I will save my enthusiasm for Les Miserables for which I have high hopes...
'The Hobbit' sets December box-office record with $84.8 million opening
That's impressive, I might have to see this movie, I've never read the book.
For the most part, I thought the adaptations were fairly well done too. Granted, there was a lot of cutting and shifting. Tom bombabil was definitely a reasonable cut. Bombabil is just so bizzarely out of synch with the ongoing plot, it didn't seem necessary to include him IMO. I remembering them mentioning that they had casting for Bombabil though.
I was a bit apprehensive when a I heard the adaptation was being split in three films too. But from what I've heard so far, I guess they're all about character development in this first film along with expanding on Gandalf's storyline. i'm not too miffed about the run time tbh, I can handle the slow burn and time taken to flesh out the characters, it only makes subsequent films that much more emotionally engaging.
It's a very good movie.
It's a major technological leap forward. The high frame rate is a huge boon for our enjoyment of fast moving action sequences, in particular.
Also, the majority of CGI in this film is indeed photo-realistic; not all of it, but the majority of it is. Those computer clock cycles and terabytes of information are not going to waste. Gollum's face is incredibly detailed, with the tiniest of crow's feet and eye and face wrinkles.
PJ is definitely paying attention to the details, here.
I expect the avatar sequels to be even better.
If anything, I wish films were filmed at 60 fps, not 48 fps.
I am very much looking forward to the blu ray release.
Is there a lot of monsters ? and sword fighting and Magic ? if so I will go see it.
This is Spielberg's best work since Jurassic Pork.
Yes Feddy and I think He-man makes a cameo too.
Oh, that was character development? Gotcha.
This is what the movie is all about.
I'm a fan of the opposite. I prefer low tech films with good plot structure, dialogue, and story-line. I much prefer plays to movies for example. I think all the high tech "stuff" just gets in the way and is pretty annoying to be honest.
FWIW, I like Wagner's retelling of the "Nibelungen" Norse myth much better than Tolkien's (Hobbit / Lord of the Rings) or Lucas' (Start Wars).
But I've never liked my good guys to be perfectly good or my bad guys to be perfectly bad. Moral ambiguity makes things more complex and interesting. It's why we like Clint Eastwood's characters for example.
Lucky you are. Hoping all goes well
A 90-minute special edition on DVD might have been the way to go, in order to assuage all the uproar over this overlong first part. But no, it seems the home release will be the customary 180+ minutes that is the hallmark of Jackson's Tolkien adaptations. An interesting side note is that Ian McKellen wrote a scene for the film, only for it to be absent from the theatrical version. What does it say for the thesp's screenwriting skills if his work didn't make it into reportedly one of the most over-indulgent blockbusters of recent years?
I like Dragons. Is there lots of dragons ? then it should be a good movie
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