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Dec 27 2013, 5:17pm

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this concept of better or worse than AUJ came up in the car...

My son (who doesn't spend much time dwelling on what he doesn't like so he's not a ranter but he does have *opinions*) says he thought DOS was the worst of all '5' of the Middle-earth movies. Unequivocally.

I said that, it wasn't so much that I liked DOS better than AUJ but that there were fewer things that really irked me in DOS. Man I did not like the whole Goblin King thing nor the action sequences in the cave. There were things I didn't like about DOS but there wasn't anything I disliked as much as things in AUJ. If I went only on what I liked and was magically able to ignore what I didn't... then I might rate them comparatively different.

I am aware that, at some point, this all becomes a bit absurd. For every other movie I would either love, like, or dislike it and then, go on to talk about how much I loved it and why... what I liked about it... or just walk away from it.

But I have wanted to like The Hobbit films. Lots of my friends like The Hobbit films. I want to find a way to find some middling ground and give credit where credit is due.

Or maybe it's a Minnesota thing. We don't say something is bad. We say, "It's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick".


I have yet to get the Hobbit DVD. They decided not to sell the EE version in stores so I couldn't pick it up as a whim. Then I decided to hold off and let it be a Christmas gift option. I didn't get it from anyone. I need some printer ink and wanted to bump the order up to meet minimum for shipping and handling so perhaps I'll buy it this week.

And I do plan on going to DOS a few more times. Probably once more in first run and I will try for second run but my neighborhood second run theater only ran AUJ for one week at the 9:00-ish show time. It's hard for me to make a late night show during the work week.

but I must say... even with the willingness to buy the Hobbit DVDs and go to the theaters multiple times, there is no magic grabbing at my heart like with LOTR. Maybe I'm different. Maybe the times are different. Maybe it's the fault of these recent movies. I don't know and knowing wouldn't change my life so why struggle with knowing. But it is the reality of my experience.

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