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The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly and meh.

Tol Eressea

Dec 30 2012, 7:47am

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The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly and meh. Can't Post

After seeing this film 3x here are some things that I enjoyed, did not enjoy, found beautiful and found ugly or "meh"..

The good :
Bilbo and Frodo
Bilbo meeting Gandalf and the dwarves for being
pretty faithful with the book.
The individual dwarf looks.
Warg designs are an improvement over LOTR.
Distinctive varieties of goblins / orcs.

The bad:
Excesses in believability from the
Stone Giant scenes with the company somehow
staying on the narrow path with all of the falling
rocks and then movement...to the trap door scene where they fall down an incredibly vertical and hard rock shaft hundreds of feet and land in a basket without harm...to the Goblin Town chase falls of incredible distance with once again nary a scratch.
Too much thrill ride effect rather than believable action.
Bunny sled...just was not believable for me, especially in the forest.
Recycled phrases.

The beautiful:
Bag End
New Zealand scenery.
Elvish designs from armour, weapons and clothing to buildings.
The Eagles

The ugly = which can be in a good or bad way::
Radagast's bird poop.
Dol Guldur - great ugly ruin.
The Goblin King - nicely repulsive but too big.
Azog - I actually like the character quite a bit. In a way,
he is not ugly but simply scarred. For an orc he has fairly "handsome looks".Bluish skin, blue eyes almost a citizen of Pandora.
Spiders look creepy.
Gollum was his usual great ugly self but with his split personality allowing us to consider him evil and yet have some empathy.

The Troll scene...it just did not wow me. The trolls were a little stiff looking and some of the dialogue was too similar to the Orcs in LOTR.
Note that the roasting spit was way too high above the small fire if they were trying to cook the dwarves.
Too many hanging or dangling over a precipice situations.
Radagast - I hope to see more substance than silliness in the next chapters.
Rhosgobel - design was just ok. Would have preferred a more substantial structure but it was not a deal breaker.

(This post was edited by Eruonen on Dec 30 2012, 7:51am)

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The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly and meh. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Dec 30 2012, 7:47am
    Dinosaur Stampede irodino Send a private message to irodino Dec 30 2012, 12:32pm
        Great Goblin dialogue arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Dec 30 2012, 1:14pm
    The Good, the Bad, The Meh CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Dec 30 2012, 2:17pm
    I agree about the trap door fall in Goblin-town. Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Dec 30 2012, 9:18pm
    good list Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Dec 31 2012, 1:20am


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