December 14, 2013
Much worse than everything else LOTR
I hate to say it, but this movie was a disappointment. Whereas I loved Peter Jackson's Lord of the rings movies, I can honestly say that I hated his interpretation of The Hobbit. It tried to be a series of big action scenes with a nauseating overuse of 3D that was loosely based on, "The Hobbit" the book. The only believable character was Smaug. Everyone else showed little or no emotion. Even Legolas and Gandalf, who were great in LOTR, were uninteresting, emotionless, and boring in the Hobbit. The scary parts were too scary. It's not for kids. They took out the poetry and verse that was a major part of the book. They could have easily made the movie true to the book, kid friendly, and made a decent movie, but instead, they tried to make something that brings people to watch it on the big screen, but it backfired. Even the cinematography was weird. - more like a soap opera than a hollywood flick. I wish I stayed home and watched the Rankin
and Bass version from the 70's.
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