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ha, apologies


Dec 7 2012, 12:17am

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ha, apologies [In reply to] Can't Post

yeah, i'm sorry, that post turned out a bit of a slog, eh? guess me and PJ both need to work on our self-editing!

it's just that i'd been lurking and had all these things building up i wanted to say and then when i get a chance i blurt it out, long-winded style. heh.

i don't want to fall into the trap of calling the negative reviews "stupid" and the good reviews "smart"--like, i can see the perspectives of some of the negative reviews and mixed reviews in terms of a pure film criticism approach to the movie--but i just don't understand why the specific reasons given in those reviews for why they're not raving is so concerning for some Tolkien fans and/or fans of the LotR movies...

really do like the Empire review, though, as it goes full-bore into "film criticism" mode but in a positive light that actually seeks to engage with the themes that PJ and co. have tried to bring to some sort of a foreground in the story.

and i didn't mean to imply that The Hobbit book is "childish" and that the movie should be, too, just that it was intended primarily for children, a different intention than LotR, so there is a different approach that Tolkien took in terms of humor, prose, etc., than he did later when he deliver his epic saga. i think it's cool that it sounds like the movie is trying to honor that while at the same trying to bridge the gap. i'm sure it's an incredibly difficult balance and one that they probably don't always get right, but i'm glad they made the effort.

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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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