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Accepting what The Hobbit trilogy has become...

jtarkey
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Jun 16 2013, 10:35am


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A lot of people around here are probably aware that I was let down by AUJ. I missed the realism of LOTR. The heart and soul that seemed to be engrained in every scene. The quiet moments of hope and despair. Characters that all had their moments to shine. Though the details may have been skewed a bit, I truly believe that the LOTR trilogy is one of the best adaptations of all time. It kept the emotion that most fantasy/action films lack. And most importantly, the spirit of the book. When I watch the films, I am filled with the same sense of history and depth as when I read the books.

However, it has recently occurred to me that The Hobbit will (at the least) come into it's own in DOS. I realized while watching the trailer, that I didn't feel anything familiar at all. This is both good and bad. Bad in that these films don't seem to be adhering to the things that made the LOTR trilogy so successful, good in that its own style seems to be established....

The style being...a trilogy of action filled, CGI coated, modern blockbusters.

While I am still at odds with this "style", I have found a silver lining... It's making LOTR look even better than ever.

Will "There and Back Again" return to the gritty, ancient atmosphere of LOTR? Will The Hobbit trilogy finally be understood once it is completed? Or will it go down as a failed attempt to push the envelope of technology?

"You're love of the halflings leaf has clearly slowed your mind"

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Accepting what The Hobbit trilogy has become... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jun 16 2013, 10:35am
    The Double-Edged Sword of Gritty Realism DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jun 16 2013, 11:09am
        My Hang up is... jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jun 16 2013, 11:14am
            I'd like your opinion on this aspect of the heart and emotion DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jun 16 2013, 12:38pm
                WB's marketing team is atrocious. Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jun 16 2013, 2:20pm
                    Completely agree DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jun 16 2013, 2:28pm
                        It was better, but... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jun 16 2013, 2:38pm
                            Strange, I felt the exact opposite DwellerInDale Send a private message to DwellerInDale Jun 16 2013, 3:57pm
                                I guess my beef was more with... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jun 16 2013, 4:00pm
                    I will agree Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 2:36pm
                        WB Thranduil05 Send a private message to Thranduil05 Jun 16 2013, 2:41pm
                            True enough Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 4:02pm
                                Ordesky Thranduil05 Send a private message to Thranduil05 Jun 16 2013, 4:06pm
                                    Overall Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 4:25pm
                                        I get the feeling Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jun 16 2013, 7:03pm
                                            Agree Ataahua Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 9:19pm
                                            One massive difference from then to now Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 16 2013, 9:33pm
                                                Yep Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 9:46pm
                                                    Been hoping since the beginning Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jun 16 2013, 9:48pm
                                                        Oh i'd go Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 9:55pm
                                                    What exactly was "trilgoy Tuesday"? bungobaggins Send a private message to bungobaggins Jun 16 2013, 10:33pm
                                                        An event Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 16 2013, 10:39pm
                                                            Ah, thanks!// bungobaggins Send a private message to bungobaggins Jun 16 2013, 10:41pm
                                                                No problem :) Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 16 2013, 10:43pm
                                                        the day before Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 10:44pm
                                                            That does sound fun! bungobaggins Send a private message to bungobaggins Jun 16 2013, 11:00pm
                                                                It was great Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 16 2013, 11:06pm
                                                                    10 of them! Wow! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jun 17 2013, 12:20am
                                                                        I'm a little crazy like that lol Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 17 2013, 1:43am
                                                                I could not get tickets. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jun 16 2013, 11:13pm
                                                                    Getting tickets Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 16 2013, 11:27pm
                                                                        I still have Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 11:48pm
                                                                            Sounds like Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 16 2013, 11:55pm
                                                                                Im so glad Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 17 2013, 12:36am
                                                                                    Thanks! :) Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 17 2013, 1:46am
                    agree about the spoliers Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Jun 16 2013, 2:41pm
                    Agreed, the DoS teaser was quite dysfunctional, IMO Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 16 2013, 4:42pm
                        Introductions JWPlatt Jun 16 2013, 4:51pm
                            Yet the TTT teaser wasn't just Theoden/Eowyn/Eomer Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 16 2013, 4:55pm
                Yes,there were a few moments sprinkled throughout the film jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Jun 16 2013, 5:42pm
        My opinion... Thranduil05 Send a private message to Thranduil05 Jun 16 2013, 2:32pm
    I think I already have CathrineB Send a private message to CathrineB Jun 16 2013, 11:28am
    But, surely, it all boils down to ShireHorse Send a private message to ShireHorse Jun 16 2013, 12:41pm
    I agree with you totally about LOTR Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 16 2013, 1:05pm
        but as soon as I left the cinema I forgot it Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jun 16 2013, 1:59pm
        I had roughly as many mixed feelings coming out of Fellowship as with An Unexpected. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 17 2013, 4:50am
    I have thorougly enjoyed both Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 1:50pm
        I love both as well. Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 16 2013, 4:50pm
    It's making LOTR look even better than ever Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jun 16 2013, 1:56pm
    It's taken a while, but it's set in... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jun 16 2013, 2:08pm
        yes LOTR was remarkable Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 16 2013, 2:33pm
            On the plus side... Thranduil05 Send a private message to Thranduil05 Jun 16 2013, 2:45pm
    A Dissenting Voice IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Jun 16 2013, 3:14pm
        I will say Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 3:26pm
            Opposite for me. Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jun 16 2013, 3:41pm
    Agreed on all points... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 16 2013, 4:52pm
    .... kbdiggity Send a private message to kbdiggity Jun 16 2013, 6:29pm
        I can't speak for others... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jun 16 2013, 6:32pm
        Well to be fair the Faramir stuff still seems to come up all the time anyway malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jun 16 2013, 6:36pm
        Amnesia JWPlatt Jun 16 2013, 7:03pm
        I had issues with Faramir and Denethor, but loved LotR overall... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 16 2013, 7:14pm
            Faramir JWPlatt Jun 16 2013, 8:07pm
        Yes Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Jun 16 2013, 9:24pm
    I love both The Mitch King Send a private message to The Mitch King Jun 16 2013, 7:10pm
    I'll never accept this Faenoriel Send a private message to Faenoriel Jun 16 2013, 7:41pm
        Not just your opinion Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jun 16 2013, 9:45pm
    LOTR and The Hobbit are the same Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Jun 16 2013, 8:37pm
    I think... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 16 2013, 10:29pm
    To be fair, too much grit would have ruined everything that made The Hobbit The Hobbit. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 17 2013, 4:33am
        Its funny you says this Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 17 2013, 4:55am
            Exactly. And I love that part of Fellowship, all the more when placed in juxtaposition with the darkness which follows. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jun 17 2013, 5:03am
                Its magic Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jun 17 2013, 5:12am
    It seems to me sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Jun 17 2013, 3:42pm
    At this point LOTR is better than AUJ for me too namarie Send a private message to namarie Jun 17 2013, 7:25pm
    well elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jun 17 2013, 10:44pm
    well, I think... hutch Send a private message to hutch Jun 18 2013, 7:47pm

 
 
 

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