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will i probably love The Hobbit if i love PJ's King Kong?

unexpectedvisitor
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Dec 13 2012, 9:52pm


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will i probably love The Hobbit if i love PJ's King Kong? Can't Post

i know some people on here don't care for King Kong that much. i, however, love it. don't get me wrong, i don't like it as much as LotR or Heavenly Creatures or Dead Alive (and the extended version of King Kong doesn't work AT ALL, unlike with LotR) but in general i think it is a superlative example of big-budget action-adventure filmmaking--and while i typically go more for old foreign films, edgy dramas and the like--i just love the way PJ approaches genre flicks and it takes me back to early Spielberg like Jaws and Raiders of the Lost Ark, which are also some of my favorite movies of all time.

from everything i've read and seen of The Hobbit, it seems like a film that's definitely got its feet planted in the Middle Earth we love from LotR, but to match some of the character of the source material PJ has brought in some of the influence of King Kong: lots of eye-candy, CGI, elaborately orchestrated action pieces, some general silliness and whatnot, but basically an emphasis on fun on a huge scale with a bit of ingenuity and heart in the mix (and if you don't think PJ's King Kong has heart i highly recommend you check out Walter Chaw's review on Film Freak Central, he really delves into the simple beauty of the film's themes).

so what say you, people who have seen both movies? i have to wait until tomorrow night to see it, can't wait!

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will i probably love The Hobbit if i love PJ's King Kong? unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 13 2012, 9:52pm
    It's a much better film than King Kong Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Dec 13 2012, 9:55pm
        if it's much better than King Kong unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 13 2012, 9:58pm
            I'm with you nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Dec 13 2012, 10:10pm
        this cheers me up jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Dec 13 2012, 10:02pm
    I'm not sure one can make a fair comparison between Kong and TH DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 13 2012, 10:03pm
        oh yeah unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 13 2012, 10:08pm
    I haven't seen King Kong... yet belfalas Send a private message to belfalas Dec 13 2012, 10:58pm
    Well, don't hold your breath... Notanelvishname Send a private message to Notanelvishname Dec 13 2012, 11:34pm
    King Kong is AWESOME morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Dec 14 2012, 12:12am
    love PJ's Kong too ghost_matt Send a private message to ghost_matt Dec 14 2012, 3:55pm

 
 
 

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