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CNN: 'The Hobbit' One of the Top Ten Worst Movies of the Year?!

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Dec 31 2012, 8:18am


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The following is a small editorial from co-owner and staffer Calisuri. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of TheOneRing.net:

CNN.com writer Tom Charity has posted his 'The 10 worst movies of 2012' and decided to controversially include 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' on the list. It should be noted, he specifically calls out the 48fps experience as being the 'worst' - not the actual film itself. Though he does take a dig at the length of the latest Middle-earth tome. The facts about 'The Hobbit' seem to paint a different picture: RottenTomatoes Critic index of 65%; RottenTomatoes audience rating of 81%; CinemaScore rating of 'A;' Ringer Review average of 4.5/5; Three week lead at the international box office; and breaking multiple December box office records. Looking at Mr. Charity's other films on the list, most have a RottenTomatoes.com rating of < 30% and only one breaks the 50% mark.

So what made Mr. Charity put 'The Hobbit' on his list? The easiest explanation is he really didn't like the 48fps experience as he states in the article. Hey, I didn't either (my review) - but I wouldn't put it on any kind of 'worst list.'

His true intention is even more transparent. He simply wants more eyeballs and a bit of controversy. After all, he only continues to get paid if he remains interesting. (The quote from Zoolander comes to mind...'Dance Monkey, Dance!') So including a popular film on his 'worst of' list on a major outlet like CNN.com is sure to do just that. It will definitely cause some discussion.

Would you put 'The Hobbit' on your own worst list of 2012? Is Mr. Charity totally off base? Tell us what you think!

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Dec 31 2012, 2:51pm)

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CNN: 'The Hobbit' One of the Top Ten Worst Movies of the Year?! News from Bree Send a private message to News from Bree Dec 31 2012, 8:18am
    CNN is one of the top ten WORST news organizations of the year Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Dec 31 2012, 2:27pm
    The one thing we can do to counter this fool sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 31 2012, 2:28pm
        is not to feed mefansmum Jan 1 2013, 3:21am
    How absolutely ridiculous ! ltnjmy Send a private message to ltnjmy Dec 31 2012, 3:02pm
    To place it as number 1... KilroyMcFadden Send a private message to KilroyMcFadden Dec 31 2012, 3:30pm
        no unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 31 2012, 3:55pm
    You are just making things worse by posting this article on the front page Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Dec 31 2012, 4:34pm
        the hobbit is a dissapointment. Norc Send a private message to Norc Dec 31 2012, 6:11pm
            So... Crunchable Birdses Send a private message to Crunchable Birdses Dec 31 2012, 6:35pm
            I don't think killing an Orc makes one a murderer in ME... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Dec 31 2012, 10:39pm
                Well, it would be murder if an orc were sitting, minding his business, eating fish down by the river AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 2 2013, 1:40am
            Your opinion. :) marillaraina Send a private message to marillaraina Jan 1 2013, 7:45am
            agreed cobalt358 Send a private message to cobalt358 Jan 1 2013, 8:18am
    I do consider it an awful film Nightwing Send a private message to Nightwing Dec 31 2012, 6:33pm
        "awful" unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Jan 2 2013, 4:58pm
    You know you've read enough reviews Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Dec 31 2012, 6:36pm
        Yes, Outliers (or should it be Out-Liars ;0). Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Dec 31 2012, 7:06pm
    THE HOBBIT is one of my ten worst films of 2012. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Dec 31 2012, 7:50pm
        well, fair enough! unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 31 2012, 7:54pm
    this person needs to get his head examined MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Dec 31 2012, 9:55pm
    Hater are gonna hate RhodeCamelot Send a private message to RhodeCamelot Jan 1 2013, 5:54am
    "Just as good" has become "not good enough" percy Send a private message to percy Jan 1 2013, 8:00am
        Hear, Hear! // Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jan 1 2013, 4:25pm
        It's in my top ten best! TengwarJunkie Send a private message to TengwarJunkie Jan 1 2013, 4:34pm
        Excellent summation. There were some flaws, but flaws of the same sort existed in the earlier movie trilogy AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 2 2013, 1:55am
        hear hear unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Jan 2 2013, 5:21pm
            Excellent commentary. And largely accurate as well. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 2 2013, 11:57pm

 
 
 

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