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It stinks, I know, but. . .

hamlet
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Dec 13 2012, 4:20pm


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I never really expected The Hobbit to rack up the critical praise and awards that the LOTR films did. Primarily this is because the subject matter is less "serious," but also, as a protagonist, Bilbo is just less tortured and conflicted than Frodo. The critics and the awards-voters LOVE their conflicted heroes. They love a good adventure romp, too (like The Hobbit), but they don't give a lot of awards to those kind of films. Hollywood will like the big box office that the movie will inevitably generate, and they'll take advantage of the technological advances that PJ and company are pioneering, but when it comes to awards they'll look down their noses at it. There was also bound to be some LOTR comparison syndrome (which is very obvious in a lot of the more lukewarm reviews), but who cares? It's clear from most of the reactions I have read that the fans are loving it -- so awards be damned!

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The Hobbit: Golden Globes 2013 riverwalker11 Send a private message to riverwalker11 Dec 13 2012, 3:08pm
    Well, that is a shocker! / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 13 2012, 3:58pm
    I don't see why you're susprised Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Dec 13 2012, 4:03pm
        I am surprised... riverwalker11 Send a private message to riverwalker11 Dec 13 2012, 4:08pm
            Didn't get a nomination in critics choice either // Welsh hero Send a private message to Welsh hero Dec 13 2012, 4:16pm
    correct me if i'm wrong unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 13 2012, 4:04pm
    It stinks, I know, but. . . hamlet Send a private message to hamlet Dec 13 2012, 4:20pm
        actually unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 13 2012, 4:28pm
            Good point about Bilbo/Frodo comparison. hamlet Send a private message to hamlet Dec 13 2012, 10:55pm
    The only awards that AUJ will probably get Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 13 2012, 4:38pm
    Well I didn't expect anything anyway LoremIpsum Send a private message to LoremIpsum Dec 13 2012, 5:55pm
    The Hobbit was released too late to be considered for this year's Globes, Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 13 2012, 7:05pm
        well there you go! unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 13 2012, 7:21pm
        Does that mean it might shadowdog Send a private message to shadowdog Dec 13 2012, 8:56pm
        im not an awards whore, but..... locko Send a private message to locko Dec 13 2012, 10:48pm
    too similar too LOTR irodino Send a private message to irodino Dec 13 2012, 11:13pm

 
 
 

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