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what a weird, wonderful movie


Dec 13 2013, 8:37am

Post #1 of 4 (498 views)
what a weird, wonderful movie Can't Post

this is a strange sensation. i feel like i can simultaneously understand all the criticisms i have read and even agree with many of them...and yet what a thrilling movie. the action was incredible, even when there was a little too much of it (the otherwise excellent Smaug scenes). the effective dramatic moments are sparse and brief but there are some great ones (i don't even mind the healing scene that much since the scene that comes out of it is so good). there is some choppiness and unevenness and the movie is all middle, no real beginning and no real end...but it is full of wonders. Mirkwood, the barrel ride (my goodness, that scene!), Dol Guldur, and the majority of Smaug's stuff...this stuff represents the best adventure filmmaking i've seen since King Kong and RotK, no doubt. now it is up to TABA to bring the emotional impact and character arcs home.


Dec 13 2013, 9:41am

Post #2 of 4 (203 views)
Agreed to a large extent. [In reply to] Can't Post

This isn't a masterpiece, but still somehow a beautiful and wonderful movie.

ďAll 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."


Dec 13 2013, 10:25am

Post #3 of 4 (157 views)
Oh yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

I had the same odd feeling after the movie. Like I was in awe. It was kinda funky at times, but all in all it did leave me a bit speechless because there was something weird about it that I liked.


Dec 15 2013, 2:49am

Post #4 of 4 (33 views)
Agreed... [In reply to] Can't Post

Not masterpiece, but it's so close to it that the extended edition may polish it enough to tip it over :)


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