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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: Faulty assumptions: Edit Log

Paulo Gabriel

Jul 21, 9:14pm

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Faulty assumptions

Why everyone has to assume that the Hobbit movies were ''bloated'', or had ''issues'', or something along those repeated charges, even if they like the films? I for one have a firm opinion that the Hobbit do NOT have any major faults on them and they are an artistic and aesthetic massive accomplishment. Also the tacit assumption that they are somehow a priori inferior to the LOTR movies, something which I don't think is true either. I bought the box with all six films PRECISELY because I think they are all in the same caliber.

I do not one bit about the Kili-Tauriel romance or how it ''destroys'' Tolkien's mythology. I DO NOT care about the ''because it was real'' line. I also don't give a rat's ass about the supposed ''overly CGI'' scenes. This stuff just doesn't interest me. The movies are entertaining, they expand on Tolkien's world, and that's what I care about. If anything, the LOTR movies have the same so-called ''issues''. Purists also don't like the LOTR trilogy. So it's a simply a matter of opinion. So it's always bugs me when people take it as a PREMISE that the Hobbit movies are bad. I can give several examples off the top of my head. They were certainly not financial failures, so why assume they were artistic failures, and without any strong evidence supporting this opinion at that?

Does anyone else here feel the same way? Amazed at the Hobbit movies and their production and frustrated at their reception?

/rant over

Sorry for the verbosity.

(This post was edited by Paulo Gabriel on Jul 21, 9:16pm)

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Post edited by Paulo Gabriel (Rivendell) on Jul 21, 9:16pm

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