posted on Dec, 24 2014 @ 12:53 AM
originally posted by: American-philosopher
I think for me what lessened the movie in my eyes is the add on's. things that in no way or in no shape happened in the book. and mostly Evangeline
Lilly. every time she was on screen I was wincing not because she is bad actor. But everything she did warped the story in a way.
The dwarves not fighting to the death with Thorin Fili Kili dying protecting Thorin was not really made clear in the movie, to many dwarves at the
end of the movie. My cousin points out that there are way to many dwarves. In the book it was almost a massacre.
and near the end of the movie they say something that doesnt make sense the elf king tells legolas to seek out Aragon How is Aragon alive in the
hobbit if Bilbo ages so much in the Lord of the rings trilogy. and mind you the ring is supposed to give him more longevity.
Aragorn is of the dunedain who have numenorean blood so they have much longer life-spans than normal humans. By the time of LOTR, Aragorn is supposed
to be 80 or 90 years old but only looks around half that age.
As for the movie, I was really disappointed. WAY too much CGI, the 3d thing ruins the whole feel of the movie, there were times when even the actual
actors looked like they were CGI.
The return of the Nazgul was done horribly with ridiculous flat ghost things blinking in and out, that whole scene seemed like something a fan would
have made and uploaded on youtube. Sauron was done really badly also IMHO.
There were also many scenes that seemed to be almost carbon copies of scenes from LOTR and overall the feel of the movie was lacking. 3-d is cool for
action movies and that type of thing but I feel it totally ruins the mood of these types of movies.
I understand the hobbit, the book, is more child-oriented than LOTR is, but the movie seemed very "kiddy" and felt like I was watching some disney
movie. Most people that want to see the hobbit probably have already seen LOTR so I think they made a mistake by not matching the level of maturity
that those films had. Splitting it into three movies was also a mistake as I think it would have been much better off as two movies, if they didn't
think it was possible to fit it into one.
I never thought the day would come when I was "over" tolkien inspired movies but this seems to have done it. The first hobbit was good, the second not
bad, but this was pretty bad and I don't think I'll ever put effort into watching it a second time. LOTR had a certain magic to it that the hobbit
trilogy failed miserably at matching, and it seems like they completely gave up when doing the third one.
edit on 24-12-2014 by James1982
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