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Changed from the first to the second, not so much since

elostirion74
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Apr 9 2013, 7:16pm


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I“m glad to hear the film has improved for you with each viewing, since there“s a lot to enjoy in the film.

While I did enjoy it more on my second and third viewing than my first, my experience of the film hasn“t changed noticeably since. I was prepared for a number of changes in advance and having spent quite a bit of time reflecting on what I could expect of differences from the original. I felt it was much easier for me to get used to the adaptation as an adaptation compared to LoTR, where I needed much more time.

In general I enjoy AUJ quite a lot, especially when it comes to the wonderfully rich and enchanting texture of the landscapes and the colours in so many parts of the story. Even so I still think there“s a marked disparity between the quality of several parts/segments of the film and this disparity is quite unusual in other films I enjoy. When you for instance contrast Bilbo“s expression when he sees Rivendell for the first time with the rather stereotypical and self-indulgent depiction of the culture clash between dwarves and elves at dinner, it feels a bit odd how the same film can be so satisfying and so generic in a short space of time.
And I could name several other examples.

It“s not difficult for me to imagine that critics who feel that the film is uneven, might also react to the sheer amount of exposition in the film and how it affects the pacing. I“m afraid I“m not so sure if they would judge it differently if they had seen the film several times.

Subject User Time
The Hobbit has a strange quality to it... Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Apr 8 2013, 9:07pm
    Completely agree with you cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Apr 8 2013, 9:21pm
    Partly agree Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Apr 8 2013, 9:47pm
        Yeah, i've come to appreciate it more, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Apr 8 2013, 10:06pm
    Very much the same. I still HATE the lore inaccuracies, but by my third viewing I was AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Apr 8 2013, 9:57pm
    Meh, it switches back and forth for me jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Apr 8 2013, 10:12pm
    Radagast-A, I agree with you Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Apr 8 2013, 10:24pm
        I largely agree. The proof is in how the skipping is done. I do the least skipping in this film, possibly AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Apr 8 2013, 11:24pm
    This Has Been My Experience IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Apr 8 2013, 10:33pm
    It has become one of those movies where there aren't scenes I want to skip. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Apr 8 2013, 10:48pm
    intro jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Apr 9 2013, 12:17am
        hehehehe Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Apr 9 2013, 1:06am
            actually Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Apr 9 2013, 1:18am
            well in hindsight.... MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Apr 9 2013, 5:49am
                interesting. Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Apr 9 2013, 10:05am
    I already loved it DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Apr 9 2013, 8:33am
        Loved it even more the second time Balrogslunch Send a private message to Balrogslunch Apr 9 2013, 9:01am
        bagend Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Apr 9 2013, 9:10am
    Loved it the first time Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Apr 9 2013, 12:59pm
        In the LOTR extras, PJ says more than once, t_bomb Send a private message to t_bomb Apr 9 2013, 2:59pm
    I would say that... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Apr 9 2013, 5:31pm
    If you need to watch it multiple times R11 Send a private message to R11 Apr 9 2013, 5:42pm
        Not so sure about that one Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Apr 9 2013, 7:54pm
        While in general droidsocket Send a private message to droidsocket Apr 9 2013, 8:07pm
        Everything will grow on you... painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Apr 9 2013, 9:44pm
    I love it anytime! Luinnįr Send a private message to Luinnįr Apr 9 2013, 6:11pm
    Changed from the first to the second, not so much since elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Apr 9 2013, 7:16pm
    I saw it twice Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Apr 9 2013, 10:59pm
    me too.... swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Apr 10 2013, 4:26am

 
 
 

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