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I'm not too concerned...


Dec 6 2012, 11:39pm

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I'm not too concerned... [In reply to] Can't Post

... about the reviews. It's suffering because it's LOTRs little brother. Rather than viewing it objectively as they did FOTR the reviewers are taking the quality of the LOTR trilogy as a starting point and emphasising the negatives.

Imagine if those same critics had never heard about the films and came across AUJ without any level of expectation. They wouldn't think the scenes at the start dragged because they would not have any idea what came next. The reason they think those scenes drag is that they a) know what the plot is throughout and b) are impatient for the film to get going and reach the same heights at the LOTR.

I'm not sure how RT compiles its scores but it seems to me that the reason for the 'bad reviews' is that the film is being held to a higher standard than most other films.

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encouraged by both the reviews and the clips (minor spoilers) unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 6 2012, 11:30pm
    I'm not too concerned... Macsen Send a private message to Macsen Dec 6 2012, 11:39pm
        macsen you are so... YaznegSouth40 Send a private message to YaznegSouth40 Dec 7 2012, 9:26pm
    A few of the reviews i've liked... sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 6 2012, 11:43pm
    Well....... Jax_Teller Send a private message to Jax_Teller Dec 6 2012, 11:44pm
    I'm sorry, I couldn't read all that but Ffnir Send a private message to Ffnir Dec 6 2012, 11:45pm
        ha, apologies unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 12:17am
    You've got a great attitude The Grey Elf Send a private message to The Grey Elf Dec 7 2012, 2:52am
    I suspect that part of the problem that some people have - Hanzkaz Dec 7 2012, 3:42am
    I actually read all of your post. :-) Foromir Send a private message to Foromir Dec 7 2012, 11:20am


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