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To be fair...

Earl
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Dec 7 2012, 1:06pm


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... there were quite a few bad one-liners in LOTR (like "meat's back on the menu, boy!"), but I think they got picked out much later, and after repeated viewings.

With The Hobbit, since the hype is so much, I think people are bound to watch the films with a high degree of scrutiny even at first viewing. And when one does that, it's inevitable one finds flaws, either in the acting, the dialogue, the delivery, the colour grading, the 3D, the 48 fps... the story Shocked

The way I see it, I've waited the better half of a decade for these films, and after the mega rollercoaster ride when at several points they almost never happened, they're here. I don't know how much most of these critics cared about these films, or followed along during its rough pre-production journey, or empathized with PJ, Fran, Philippa, the actors, the WETA guys, who all fought to even get these films greenlighted a couple of years ago.

I lived all that! Even if I did so from half a world away. And so these films are to me more than just something I'll watch once (or twice!) and pass judgement on.

Yes, there will be moments I won't like in the film. But then I have such moments in LOTR as well. And yet, even given all of that, I love the films. The whole has always been greater than the sum of its parts. I've trusted in PJ, Fran, and Philippa for so long. I still trust and believe these films will be amazing.

I'm not about to give up all of this just because a few 100 critics out there feel differently.



(This post was edited by Earl on Dec 7 2012, 1:06pm)

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This WB strategy that makes me wonder... aifeme Send a private message to aifeme Dec 7 2012, 11:56am
    Damage limitation? Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Dec 7 2012, 12:04pm
        A lot? Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Dec 7 2012, 12:11pm
            Ummm... Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 12:34pm
                Really? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 7 2012, 12:36pm
                    I honestly haven't read one... Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 12:39pm
                The rating for The Hobbit on RT is 70% painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Dec 7 2012, 12:40pm
                A lot of the "negative" reviews... Earl Send a private message to Earl Dec 7 2012, 12:44pm
                    Well said! Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Dec 7 2012, 12:52pm
                        To be fair... Earl Send a private message to Earl Dec 7 2012, 1:06pm
                    Well said Earl Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Dec 7 2012, 1:53pm
                    "I couldn't care less what a critic thinks about these films" Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Dec 7 2012, 3:00pm
                        While I am aware of critiques... Earl Send a private message to Earl Dec 7 2012, 3:10pm
                            Good to know [:)] Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Dec 7 2012, 3:17pm
                                We all do this Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 3:40pm
                                    I was Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Dec 7 2012, 4:09pm
                        me too Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Dec 7 2012, 6:35pm
                    Fans of which, exactly? Captain Sassy Pants Send a private message to Captain Sassy Pants Dec 7 2012, 6:07pm
                        a person who's judging the movie before seeing it? unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 6:37pm
                            Well... Captain Sassy Pants Send a private message to Captain Sassy Pants Dec 7 2012, 7:55pm
                        disagree Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Dec 7 2012, 7:34pm
                        You're crossing the line a bit with characterizations of the director Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 7:52pm
                            I took my view more from... Captain Sassy Pants Send a private message to Captain Sassy Pants Dec 7 2012, 8:05pm
                                Yes but what you consider needless changes Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 7 2012, 8:14pm
                                    I love the LOTR movies, for the most part, and I think I will mostly Love The Hobbit films. And I appreciate what Jackson has done, HOWEVER AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 8 2012, 7:54am
                                        And what bothers me about these possible changes sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 8 2012, 7:56pm
                            Putting a film together - Hanzkaz Dec 8 2012, 6:15am
                        A 'director who can do no wrong'?? sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Dec 7 2012, 11:45pm
                            Totally disagree with you on RotK, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 8 2012, 12:00am
                Many reviews contain both positive and negative reactions Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 7 2012, 5:27pm
    I'm putting most of the footage together... Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Dec 7 2012, 2:41pm
        AGREED Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Dec 7 2012, 7:36pm
    This is normal Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Dec 7 2012, 4:09pm
    the reviews are fine unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 4:51pm
    Weren't any of you around last time?! Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Dec 7 2012, 5:11pm
    Agree with OP Metal Slug Send a private message to Metal Slug Dec 7 2012, 6:12pm
        i don't understand unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 7 2012, 6:41pm
            I don't know about that Metal Slug Send a private message to Metal Slug Dec 7 2012, 8:12pm
    The clips are encouraging and look good, making up for the minority of negative criticisms. Also, all the aired footage totals about 15 AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 8 2012, 7:36am

 
 
 

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