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Aunt Dora Baggins

Dec 26 2013, 4:42am

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3/5 for me

but I can't really tell if it's because of the movie, or because I've never been as emotionally invested in The Hobbit as in LotR, or because I overdid LotR ten years ago and burned out, or what.

I did love the visual interpretation of the scenery and the dragon. But I just didn't get into the story, or care much about the characters. Not enough Bilbo, maybe. The movie only really grabbed me during his scenes. Martin Freeman is perfect in the role.

I had a similar reaction to AUJ. I loved the "Good morning" scene, and after that I kind of lost interest until the Gollum scene. I saw AUJ once in the theater and bought the DVD and watched the first half hour and then got bored and turned it off.

I have to admit that while I loved FotR and saw it many, many times (fast-forwarding through the incredibly boring cave troll scene), my enthusiasm waned with TTT and RotK. I expected to be in tears at the end of RotK, and sat there dry-eyed and baffled at my reaction. I always cry at the end of the Rankin-Bass RotK.

And I prefer Rankin-Bass' Hobbit, (except for Otto Preminger's Thranduil, of course). I really missed the music in PJ's Hobbit. I found myself playing the Rankin-Bass music in my head throughout DOS: the barrel song, and the mountain king song. But then I'm in the minority of folks who was really disappointed in AUJ not to get any Tra-la-la-lally.

"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

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(This post was edited by Aunt Dora Baggins on Dec 26 2013, 4:45am)

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