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The only awards that AUJ will probably get

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Dec 13 2012, 4:38pm


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are it's right to exist, be seen and enjoyed by the people that want to see it so much, and return again for parts 2 and 3 ... and to make a spot for itself in film history on a number of points (the number of which is yet to be seen - but already there are some points it has made here).

But I think that this in itself, is pretty awesome and more than many expected (but less than what some hoped for).
This movie is shaking things up ... long established movie making community things that don't like being shaken ... at least not unanimously.

It's hard to compare AUJ to any other movie, really. People want to compare it to LOTR and The Phantom Menace but it really isn't following the path of either of those. The things it is being panned by some critics for have little or no overlap with the things that TPM got panned for. People are trying to draw parallels but the parallels just don't really fit - in spite of how much some minds are trying to make them fit. It's the same world as LOTR, but TH compared to LOTR as a text reads so differently in tone, pace, perspective, characterization ... almost everything. All the differing reviews for AUJ span the gamut of what could be said about any movie. I could probably put a set of random statements made about all the movies (good and bad) this year into a hat, randomly select three or four of them, and make a review - then find some critic somewhere that said just those things. What other movie in the history of film has had this kind of reaction? As much as we are trying to make comparisons, I just don't think there are good overall comparisons. The only comparisons that I think really makes sense are to compare the plot structure of AUJ to the plot structure of FOTR and to compare Riddles in the Dark to Gollum scenes in LOTR. Anything else is really a stretch and quite inconsistent across reviews (or so it seems from what reviewers are contradicting each other about).

Disclaimer: I haven't seen it yet, so I am not so much giving my own reaction to the film as I am trying to make sense of the set of wildly varying reviews and reactions to it.

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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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