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Oct 29 2013, 7:47pm

Post #51 of 54 (69 views)
The only thing I am going to gripe about, at present (unless some crazy scene emerges of [In reply to] Can't Post

Azog beating up Gandalf or of Smaug being shot down by Legolas lol), is if the bulk of material won't be made available on Youtube within at least a week or two. It is one thing to give something extra at theatres to fans who put the effort into coming out, but realistically, when it is playing at so few cinema, it becomes virtually impossible for the majority of fans to stand any chance of going no matter how much effort they put in.

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...there'd be someone, somewhere who'd find something to moan about.

Is it so hard to just be pleased they're trying to do something special, while working their socks off to finish the film? Would you rather they didn't bother?

'Cos frankly, if I were them and saw a comment like yours, I wouldn't!

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


Oct 29 2013, 11:06pm

Post #52 of 54 (61 views)
It was never huge in the UK [In reply to] Can't Post

There was some interest in it initially, but it petered out fairly rapidly once it was known the story was going nowhere. I can't think of anyone I know in the UK who ever praised it – which is not the case for series like Sherlock, Scandinavian dramas like The Killing and even Buffy. (In terms of quality, there's simply no comparison between these excellent series and the mediocrity that was Lost – in my view, of course.)

(This post was edited by Glorfindela on Oct 29 2013, 11:10pm)


Oct 29 2013, 11:17pm

Post #53 of 54 (57 views)
Well... [In reply to] Can't Post

... different experiences, I guess.

However, I doubt a whole country agreed early on that the story was going nowhere. Although in some circles the ending is declared not too good, there are a lot of people around who thought and think that LOST did go somewhere... and even if the ending did not please many people, there was no consensus during the early seasons about LOST not going anywhere, I doubt the UK was an exeption.

But I do not want to turn this into a LOST discussion ;)

“A dragon is no idle fancy. Whatever may be his origins, in fact or invention, the dragon in legend is a potent creation of men’s imagination, richer in significance than his barrow is in gold.” J.R.R. Tolkien

Words of wisdom that should be remembered - both by critics, purists and anyone in between.


Oct 29 2013, 11:25pm

Post #54 of 54 (69 views)
It was a while ago and I lost interest in it quite rapidly [In reply to] Can't Post

But I seem to remember that people just forgot about it very quickly, and the reviews were not favourable.

Yes, agree about not turning this into a Lost discussion – and different horses for different courses and all that. Tongue

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