Apr 25 2014, 11:29am
Nope, I think the truth is simply that many of us regard this current trilogy as inferior because it is. It is far more prone to ludicrous action, infantile humour, questionable design choices, disregard for the text etc than the original (yes, flawed) trilogy ever was.
Opinions are opinions, and some people do find this trilogy less satisfying than the original, regardless. I should have made a note of that above. Just to make it clear, I'm not suggesting we *should all* like the movies.
I think there may be some weight to this argument if you're referring to people who were 15 when they saw the original trilogy but, from what I can glean from the odd reference here and there, many of us were already adults when we saw them and our tastes therefore haven't changed anywhere near as greatly (if at all) in the intervening period.
I don't buy this though, I'm afraid. Regardless of how old you are, your opinion changes on a daily basis. You might already have been "mature" when the LOTR trilogy was released, but it doesn't mean your opinion stops maturing once you reach adulthood. Otherwise, you wouldn't go off food, films, music, people, politics or trends. Regardless of how old you are, your opinion of the LOTR films has greatly changed over the 10 years - you might like it less or more to varying degrees - it hasn't remained constant since 2003. Just like your opinion of The Hobbit trilogy will be different to how it is in 2024. 10 years is an awful long time. If you've read the books since you'll understand the characters more. If you've watched the films since you might like them more. Opinions are in flux, there not solid and they do not stay the same.
So, would your 10-year-younger self love The Hobbit movie trilogy just as much as The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy? Or, alternatively, what will your 10-year-older self think of The Hobbit movie trilogy?
(This post was edited by DanielLB on Apr 25 2014, 11:37am)