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This is my main problem with the film...

jtarkey
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Jan 9 2013, 11:22am


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This is my main problem with the film... [In reply to] Can't Post

The Hobbit could have been executed as a slow moving road film. I feel that would have been a better representation of the novel than an amped up action/fantasy film.

The urgency isn't the problem. It's the way in which it is executed. I'm not saying that PJ lost site of the story amidst all the visuals and action sequences, but he certainly didn't put as much emphasis on it as he could have.

If the production spent more time perfecting character moments, and quiet meaningfull conversations, the film would have been much stronger.

It's still a great film, but I don't think a lighter tone means ditching depth. There are plenty of childrens cartoons and films that do a great job of finding the balance between light heart and depth. Think myazaki, pixar, secret of nimh, land before time...

I really feel the film missed the mark in that aspect. I still love it though.

"You're love of the halflings leaf has clearly slowed your mind"

Subject User Time
"All Good Stories Deserve A Little Embellishment" Black Breathalizer Send a private message to Black Breathalizer Jan 9 2013, 4:06am
    Brilliant post Ave Moria Send a private message to Ave Moria Jan 9 2013, 5:47am
        What about the trolls? Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jan 9 2013, 8:33am
            That's a good point about the Trolls... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jan 9 2013, 10:41am
                Backstory in a film arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jan 9 2013, 1:26pm
        What you say about Azog is a really good point BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Jan 9 2013, 10:43am
        This is my main problem with the film... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jan 9 2013, 11:22am
            Slow moving? pulpfiction16 Send a private message to pulpfiction16 Jan 9 2013, 12:58pm
            Which characters? arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jan 9 2013, 1:31pm
        When we see the Ring fall Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 3:57pm
        Also excellent points Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 10 2013, 12:23am
            If they had kept it to two films imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 12:56am
                Padding Ave Moria Send a private message to Ave Moria Jan 10 2013, 1:24am
                    200 pages? imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 1:40am
                        I don't want to bicker Ave Moria Send a private message to Ave Moria Jan 10 2013, 2:03am
                            lots of that is not related to the hobbit imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 2:17am
                Time to flesh out Tolkien's themes Black Breathalizer Send a private message to Black Breathalizer Jan 10 2013, 6:22pm
                    I think those scenes could have survived in a two film series imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 10:25pm
    Neat thoughts! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 9 2013, 9:59am
    Are you the Tolkien Professor?? nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Jan 9 2013, 2:06pm
    The Arkenstone Black Breathalizer Send a private message to Black Breathalizer Jan 9 2013, 2:22pm
        All excellent observations Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 9 2013, 4:02pm
    Book themes lost in the film adaptation burrahobbit Send a private message to burrahobbit Jan 9 2013, 3:16pm
        Enchantment Black Breathalizer Send a private message to Black Breathalizer Jan 9 2013, 6:36pm
    Agreed on all points Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 9 2013, 4:57pm
    Great post. Thanks. // Compa_Mighty Send a private message to Compa_Mighty Jan 9 2013, 6:38pm
    Great points focusing on the positive percy Send a private message to percy Jan 10 2013, 12:12am
        This is Ave Moria Send a private message to Ave Moria Jan 10 2013, 1:31am
        Most EXCELLENT post!!!!!! // Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Jan 10 2013, 5:06am
    Gollum suggests riddles first in movie and book Nira Send a private message to Nira Jan 10 2013, 1:17am
    Good post imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 1:55am
        Wouldn't Azog have been in it with two movies, anyway? Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 10 2013, 3:31am
            Yeah he most likely would have been in it anyway imin Send a private message to imin Jan 10 2013, 3:34am
    A beautiful positioning Michelle Johnston Jan 11 2013, 2:37am
        Radagast represents Tolkien's conservation theme. Black Breathalizer Send a private message to Black Breathalizer Jan 11 2013, 3:48pm
    Wonderful post willowing Send a private message to willowing Jan 11 2013, 11:19pm
        And to Gandalf's "He's here." Yva Send a private message to Yva Jan 11 2013, 11:36pm
    Sound effects willowing Send a private message to willowing Jan 14 2013, 8:03am
    **I've Gathered Geeky List Info from this post :) THANKS ALL! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 18 2013, 1:27pm

 
 
 

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