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What the....?????

By filmmusicbuff
Written December 14, 2012
Peter Jackson took so many liberties with the storyline that it didn't seem like a "telling" of Tolkien's story, but a "re-telling." He added unnecessary characters and characteristically focused too heavily on the violence in the story. My daughter just finished reading this book and I was excited to take her and share this experience with her, but Peter Jackson all but turned this children's story into a horror movie! The movie was visually stunning and I loved Martin Freeman's performance. I was sorely dissappointed in Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson's screenplay. The acting, direction, cinematography, sets, costumes were all worth seeing.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D

By Saelas
Written December 15, 2012
Couldn't decide between "Go" and "Must Go!" It was a great movie because it diverged from the book, but kept true to the general storyline. I still would have enjoy it in 2D.
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The Hobbit

By russelllscott
Written December 17, 2012
Very long movie that never seemed to go anywhere. In the almost three hour movie it seems the main characters enter into cycles of, "get into trouble...then get out of trouble." The movie ends abruptly and does not leave you with a sense of accomplishment. More like, I'll never get those three hours back!
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D Movie Review

By flyingace98
Written December 18, 2012
Wow. That was the first thought that came to mind as I left the theater. The 3D blew me away. The visual effects were mind-boggling. And the story was fantastic. Did it feel like a video game? No. In a single word, this movie is fantastic. No bad language at all. None. The acting is fabulous. Now we come to the bad things. I wouldn't advise you to take any young children, because some of the violence is pretty bad at times. The whole movie is incredibly intense. Also, among Christian circles, something of concern would be the magic. And, in places, it can be pretty intense. And, some of the characters to a child would be horrifying. Overall, I don't think it's a children's movie. But, for adults, if you are mature enough to not be influenced by the bad things, I think it's a movie you'll be able to enjoy again and again.
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Way to long

By Foodnmovies
Written December 17, 2012
This would have been more fun by sticking to the story. Way too much time with gory battles. We were G'orced out. Despite the hoopla, I would not recommend it.
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