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Reviews, Reactions Part 7
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Olorin2607
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 7:23pm

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Reviews, Reactions Part 7 Can't Post

http://www.empireonline.com/...plete.asp?FID=137814

http://variety.com/...g-review-1200919206/

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/...-smaug/review/663372

3 serious magazines very positive so far.

I will link RT as well:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/...desolation_of_smaug/


(This post was edited by Nagini6 on Dec 6 2013, 7:23pm)


Imladris18
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 7:34pm

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Yeah, we should probably get a sticky going already. [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool


pandoraziki
Rivendell

Dec 6 2013, 7:46pm

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5 stars out of 5 from Empire! Sweet! NT [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Thorin's Oakenshield
The Shire

Dec 6 2013, 7:51pm

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In regards to the embargo [In reply to] Can't Post

Germain Lussier from slashfilm mentioned on twitter that the embargo has only been lifted for the major Trade Magazines (like Empire and Variety). The major movie sites can't post their reviews until Sunday.


tsmith675
Gondor


Dec 6 2013, 7:54pm

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EMPIRE's rating is now on Metacritic [In reply to] Can't Post

100. Now DoS already has more 100s than AUJ got on Metacritic last year.

"Seriously, why was the scene with CGI dwarf ass NOT in the theatrical cut?!"


daemoon
Rivendell


Dec 6 2013, 8:01pm

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Are you sure? [In reply to] Can't Post

Altaira just said that the embargo has lifted and hopefully we will see some reviews from TORN staff today. Or maybe TORN is a special case. Wink


Joe20
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 8:03pm

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A few tweets from Collider's Steven Weintraub... [In reply to] Can't Post

https://twitter.com/...s/409049383380856832
"embargo lifted: THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG is almost nonstop action. People that had issues with last film are going to love this one."

https://twitter.com/...s/409049633323622400
"THE HOBBIT: DESOLATION OF SMAUG has some unbelievable action. One sequence had my theater clapping after it ended."

https://twitter.com/...s/409049992431562752
"also, Benedict Cumberbatch as Smaug is just awesome in the film. Loved his performance and voice. Cannot wait for the last installment."


(This post was edited by Joe20 on Dec 6 2013, 8:05pm)


Eruonen
Valinor


Dec 6 2013, 8:11pm

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Three positive for the most part reviews that make fair and valid [In reply to] Can't Post

points. Looking forward to seeing it in different formats.


Joe20
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 8:13pm

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Comingsoon.net [In reply to] Can't Post

Positive - 8.5/10


(This post was edited by Joe20 on Dec 6 2013, 8:14pm)


Wordofmask
Lorien

Dec 6 2013, 8:21pm

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I cant help but feeling that [In reply to] Can't Post

DoS gonna be big! but I 'm still keeping my expectation low untill we have more reviews.

We will know it really really soon now.


Arannir
Valinor


Dec 6 2013, 8:52pm

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IW [In reply to] Can't Post

Hopefully, this roundup will also lead to a positive review by IW themselves.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/...g-review-and-roundup


“All good stories deserve embellishment."

Praise is subjective. And so is criticism.

"I am afraid it is only too likely to be true what you say about the critics and the public. I am dreading the publication for it will be impossible not to mind what is said. I have exposed my heart to be shot at."


Arannir
Valinor


Dec 6 2013, 9:23pm

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Tweet Collider [In reply to] Can't Post

@colliderfrosty
@firstshowing people are going to go crazy. It's wall to wall action and some great character stuff.


“All good stories deserve embellishment."

Praise is subjective. And so is criticism.

"I am afraid it is only too likely to be true what you say about the critics and the public. I am dreading the publication for it will be impossible not to mind what is said. I have exposed my heart to be shot at."


Wordofmask
Lorien

Dec 6 2013, 9:27pm

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Hope a new wave of reviews [In reply to] Can't Post

coming soon. I'm a bit sleepy now.


tsmith675
Gondor


Dec 6 2013, 9:27pm

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Terrible review by Screencrush [In reply to] Can't Post

http://screencrush.com/...ion-of-smaug-review/

This review is downright insulting. This is one of the most unprofessional reviews I've ever read. Absolutely terrible.

*Edit: And this is the first Rotten review on RT.

"Seriously, why was the scene with CGI dwarf ass NOT in the theatrical cut?!"

(This post was edited by tsmith675 on Dec 6 2013, 9:35pm)


RaoulJ
Rivendell


Dec 6 2013, 9:28pm

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Hmmm.. None of the links are working. An error? // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Thorin's Oakenshield
The Shire

Dec 6 2013, 9:32pm

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Ugh [In reply to] Can't Post

It's fine that he didn't like the movie, but there is no reason for a review to be that irritatingly condescending.


daemoon
Rivendell


Dec 6 2013, 9:32pm

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Expected [In reply to] Can't Post

This guy gave 5/10 to AUJ last year, even though he claims that DoS is superior than the first Hobbit.


Olorin2607
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 9:32pm

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OMG [In reply to] Can't Post

That's just utterly stupid.


Wordofmask
Lorien

Dec 6 2013, 9:32pm

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But give it 4/10? lol [In reply to] Can't Post

 


LoremIpsum
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 9:36pm

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I've been reading both positve and negative reviews so far [In reply to] Can't Post

and most of them are pretty badly written. I imagine many online reviewers are suddenly in a mad rush to finish their half written reviews to post them quickly on-line and this is what we are getting. I thought that even the Variety/Hollywood reporter ones were pretty badly written though positive on the film.


(This post was edited by LoremIpsum on Dec 6 2013, 9:37pm)


Ar-Pharazôn
The Shire

Dec 6 2013, 9:36pm

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Reviews [In reply to] Can't Post

The reviews from "Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" are actually 7/10 that is really not "very positive".


Macsen
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 9:36pm

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Lol [In reply to] Can't Post

Haha, I like that screencrush review. Fair play to him. Laugh


Jax_Teller
Rivendell


Dec 6 2013, 9:38pm

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Jesus [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, that's bound to happen, there will be people who will still be downright cynical about the movie. It's like this guy Ethan Anderton on Twitter, from Firstshowing.net, he's having a rant right now on how he feels The Hobbit movies are phony, because they feel like movies for children, or something.

The ignorance out there can be maddening sometimes, I have no worries though that TABA will be plenty dark and tragic when it needs to be, and that should limit the trolling.

Blunt the knives, bend them forks, smash the bottles and burn the corks.

That's what Bilbo Baggins hates !


Olorin2607
Lorien


Dec 6 2013, 9:38pm

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My god... [In reply to] Can't Post

It's clearly very positive considering how those reviewed AUJ.


hobbitrunner
The Shire

Dec 6 2013, 9:39pm

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I discard his opinion [In reply to] Can't Post

Even without reading his review in full (but really.. these aren't "real movies"??) I can tell this guy's opinions.. differ from mine. He gave Thor: TDW a 9/10 but a movie like Rush a mere 6/10 because the "races are marvelously shot".

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