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I agree.
Poll: How do you think the Hobbit will fare with critics?
The Hobbit will be universally acclaimed by critics
The Hobbit will recieve very good reviews from critics
The Hobbit will receive good reviews
The Hobbit will receive ok reviews
The Hobbit will receive negative reviews
View Results (45 votes)


Oct 25 2012, 1:34pm

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I agree. [In reply to] Can't Post

Additionally, I think that reviews will be different for each movie.

AUJ: a new focus audience of comedy lovers, WOW gamers, and families with kids will come out for this one. Some will love the comedy but a few will hate it, feeling it "doesn't belong" or "is too different than the precise British style comedy of the book" but it will be contagious and earn a new fanbase. Some kids might get a little scared but I'm guessing they will still want to see the next ones because it doesn't quite have a dark tone ... just a few goblins and things.

DOS: a common theme in reviews for this will be that the "errors of AUJ got corrected as the film shifted from comedic to dramatic and a little more adult (i.e. dark and important)". Actually this is going to happen just because of the change in content - it is more dark and important and while there is still comedy, it isn't quite as much of an emphasis in the story itself so it probably won't be as much of an emphasis in the movie either - no matter how much it was loved - although there will still be enough comedy to keep that fanbase earned from the first movie happy since these tend to be people who are looking for reasons to be happy rather than looking for reasons why something does or does not meet their standards of excellence. People will complain about how the dragon is handled no matter what they do (because there are multiple possible good ways to do it and some people just hate it when things don't go the way they wanted), and others will complain about Dol Guldur no matter what they do (because it isn't in the book and no matter what is done, it can't match the divergent imaginative expectations of every Tolkien fan) - but the complaints will be out-numbered by the happy fans saying "cool dragon!" and "spooky Dol Guldur!"

TABA:if people compare it to Game of Thrones, it just isn't quite as dramatic (in terms of the content) and if people compare to ROTK it isn't quite as epic (again, in terms of content) ... if the dragon isn't in it any more then the response is going to depend on how much people got attached to Thorin and how much they relate to Bilbo's point of view. If there is still a dragon, then this will probably take the attention and the comparisons with GOT and ROTK will be more close since that dragon does add something that neither GOT nor ROTK have.

I hope that we never hear "the graphics really improved from movie X to movie (X+1)" because I hope they do that early. But if it doesn't get done early then we will hear it.

Subject User Time
How do you think the Hobbit will fare with critics? Mybear Send a private message to Mybear Oct 23 2012, 3:09pm
    Slightly lopsided poll DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 23 2012, 3:13pm
    Reviews JWPlatt Oct 23 2012, 3:56pm
        Missed Opportunity JWPlatt Oct 23 2012, 5:53pm
            Hey, you might be lucky. What's your favourite colour? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 23 2012, 6:40pm
                Favorite Color JWPlatt Oct 23 2012, 6:56pm
    I've often voiced my opinion that... Patty Send a private message to Patty Oct 23 2012, 5:47pm
    I think it will do well imin Send a private message to imin Oct 23 2012, 11:43pm
        Depends... Preciousssss Oct 24 2012, 4:52am
        I agree. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Oct 25 2012, 1:34pm
            TDOS JWPlatt Oct 26 2012, 6:09am
    Hobbit adaptation Sam20 Send a private message to Sam20 Oct 24 2012, 11:10pm
    Mixed reviews burgahobbit Send a private message to burgahobbit Oct 26 2012, 9:07pm


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