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#121 Howdyphillip

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:32 AM

Saw it tonight at the midnight premiere /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

Review coming up once I'm awake again, but in general, it was great /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />


Where did it premier tonight? I have to wait until Friday here in Texas...

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

It will premiere here tomorrow (Thursday local time) but we ran out of tickets for good seats (I'm a Sheldon Cooper in terms of movie house seating) and had to pick a Friday LFS. I'm quite excited to see this.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

It premiered last night in The Netherlands, but I'll see it on Friday. Getting more excited every day, especially after watching all the production videos.

#124 Alytha

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:30 AM

Phillip,
it premiered in Luxembourg last night. Probably Belgium too, as we have the same distributor, I think.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

Hobbit review /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:18 PM

Saw it last night. I must say it was the best movie I've ever seen. I know it might appear very cliche to say so, but seriously, it was so well made. The effects, 48FPS, the 3D, the story, the acting; the whole package was brilliant.
I had read more negative reviews concerning the 48FPS, than positive ones and that people had gotten sick and whatnot - I'm happy to say that no one I've spoken to had those thoughts, they all thought it was great, including me.

I personally think these three movies will be better than the LOTR trilogy; but that's my opinion.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

Hobbit review /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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It's interesting that one of the most scathing reviews I've read (from a NZ publication, which shows not all NZ reviewers are brown-noseing Sir Peter) hated the prologue because it gave the viewer knowledge before [young] Bilbo. He also hated the faux jeopardy scenes that Bilbo was put into, because, well it's a trilogy and the movie is called 'The Hobbit' so Bilbo is never going to be in any real mortal danger. Of course same thing could be said about all the faux jeopardy that happens with Bilbo in the first 2/3 of the Book itself. And given everyone knowsBilbo is in LOTR there's never any feeling of personal dread for Bilbo's life. Which is why having old Bilbo appear in the prologue doesn't break the movie's tension. 'Tis the nature of a prequel that a lot of the seemlingly life threatening situations are known not to be ahead of time.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

There must be hundreds of movies you could say that about......any Bond film for a start. Any film that you ever watch that you know has a sequel basically, any prequel....

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

Anti-Targ,
I really didn't mind old Bilbo and Frodo. It made a nice connection to the LOTR trilogy.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Some of us have to wait till late January /sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />
It's doing a massive run of 4 days in our theatre, and it's not worth hiring a car specifically to see this film further afield (though we might strike it lucky and watch whilst at Mum's over crimble... just NOT with her!*)

* watched FOTR with her, she went in expecting it to basically be a advert for NZ tourist board, and insisted the the entire cinema knew where each and every identifiable scene was shot; and emerged disappointed that there weren't more to tell everyone about. Won't be doing that again in a hurry

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

Saw it tonight with the kids (aged 12 and 9). They liked it a lot, but (to my pride) were a bit annoyed with some of the departures from the novel, and I basically felt the same.

My general impression was that it was very well done and relatively faithful to the movie, but that The Hobbit isn't quite long enough for three movies, giving it a somewhat drawn-out feeling.

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Other than that I don't have too much to say, really. It's The Hobbit by Peter Jackson, pretty much as expected. Another year to the next movie...

Edited to fix dumb name mixup!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:35 PM

Loved it.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

As far as I'm concerned, they should film the Silmarillion.


After what Jackson did to Denethor, he does not deserve to be let anywhere near Maedhros.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Can't wait till tonight !!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

I had to buy my ticket for a 3d showing tonight if I wanted to see it in HFR. I am a little dissapointed, as it was announced that they would be showing the movie in all formats. I really hate 3d...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Yeah i hate 3d too, I'm just seeing it regular or whatever.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:44 PM

Official Hobbit domestic counts: 4045 thtrs incl 3160 thtrs in 3D (6500 scrns) incl 461 HFR & 326 Imax.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

The 3D wasn't annoying in the Hobbit at all. There were no bad pop-outs or anything that you notice at first, it just leveled the environment in a realistic way - certainly something I'd recommend choosing if available.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

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Other than that I don't have too much to say, really. It's The Hobbit by Peter Jackson, pretty much as expected. Another year to the next movie...


That's one hell of a departure from the book!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

Hobbit review /smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

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This may be helpful for those who are not as au fait with the LotR appendices as others.

http://tolkiengatewa...House_of_Durin\

From the sounds of the review above, certain relationships in the tree may have been altered, both for Thorin's ancestors and

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