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The thing is, Salmacis

Glorfindela
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Nov 14 2013, 11:54am


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I now view the entire project as PJ's adaptation of The Hobbit, and as long as the story makes sense within the context of the film's storyline, I'm fine with that. Although it is sort of recognisable as the story in the book, very many aspects are completely different. For instance, the biggest change is from the cutout characters of the book to individuals with personality. I would not have cared for the book characters at all, and would likely not even have seen the film had such characteristics been retained from the book.

PJ has always been over the top, and has his beloved 'gross' moments and even though I don't appreciate such odd moments in his films, I can easily live with them because there is so much else that I like about his Middle-Earth films. And I like the fact that he is his own man and has such a clear vision as to what he wants to film something that clearly communicates itself to those who work with him.

Have you seen the bonus footage that comes with the EE DVD? Fascinating stuff.


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...but I don't agree with quite a few things he's done or said with regard to adapting Tolkien. He's got a big penchant for gross-out humor, and an equally big penchant for making things very over-the-top. He also said that he apparently really enjoyed deviating from the source material, which was a statement I found a bit worrisome. So with all due respect to Peter Jackson, just because he feels that way it doesn't mean that I am going to. I do hope that I will agree with him though!!


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Preparing for a new nightmare of reviews. Wordofmask Send a private message to Wordofmask Nov 12 2013, 9:43pm
    Why Aitieuriskon Send a private message to Aitieuriskon Nov 12 2013, 9:47pm
        Ah no I didn't think DoS wouldn't be able to match AUJ Wordofmask Send a private message to Wordofmask Nov 13 2013, 8:44am
            As stated Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 13 2013, 9:14am
                Jus'...Like this WAR MOVIE..expression...? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Nov 13 2013, 10:53am
                    great expression Bomby! Kim Send a private message to Kim Nov 13 2013, 5:46pm
    Actually... arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Nov 12 2013, 9:48pm
        Plus Faleel Send a private message to Faleel Nov 12 2013, 9:50pm
        I agree. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 12 2013, 10:22pm
            I wonder Skaan Send a private message to Skaan Nov 12 2013, 10:37pm
                I hope... Nagini6 Send a private message to Nagini6 Nov 12 2013, 10:40pm
                I think FoundEntwife Send a private message to FoundEntwife Nov 13 2013, 4:00am
        Oh I forgot 48 fps/ HFR Wordofmask Send a private message to Wordofmask Nov 13 2013, 8:09am
    Glad I didn't listen Avandel Send a private message to Avandel Nov 12 2013, 9:58pm
    critics vs. my opinion tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Nov 12 2013, 10:10pm
        Ditto Kim Send a private message to Kim Nov 12 2013, 10:27pm
            Me too! tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Nov 12 2013, 10:52pm
            That's what I did, then saw it in 48 HFR and it blew me away (as they say)! Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Nov 12 2013, 11:49pm
                I nearly missed it too! Bernhardina Send a private message to Bernhardina Nov 13 2013, 7:37pm
        I agree FoundEntwife Send a private message to FoundEntwife Nov 13 2013, 3:36am
    Better OrphanOfNumenor Send a private message to OrphanOfNumenor Nov 12 2013, 10:24pm
        Agree with just about all of that... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Nov 12 2013, 11:01pm
    I agree... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Nov 12 2013, 11:05pm
    I think the reviews will be much better for DoS Thorin's Oakenshield Send a private message to Thorin's Oakenshield Nov 12 2013, 11:13pm
    On a sitenote... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Nov 12 2013, 11:19pm
    There's nothing like optimism, is there? dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Nov 12 2013, 11:31pm
        Wise word. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Nov 12 2013, 11:41pm
    DoS doesn't have the same disadvantages as AUJ did Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Nov 13 2013, 12:24am
    Way too early. Kelly of Water's Edge Send a private message to Kelly of Water's Edge Nov 13 2013, 12:54am
    Though I don't care for reviews, Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Nov 13 2013, 2:15am
    didn't jackson say cartermoulton Send a private message to cartermoulton Nov 13 2013, 3:42am
        Yepp! tarasaurus Send a private message to tarasaurus Nov 13 2013, 3:46am
            He did say that... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Nov 14 2013, 12:35am
                The thing is, Salmacis Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Nov 14 2013, 11:54am
        Exactly Dipling Send a private message to Dipling Nov 13 2013, 8:45am
    I just dont get it Snowghost77 Send a private message to Snowghost77 Nov 13 2013, 4:17am
    Review should be better Nolane Send a private message to Nolane Nov 13 2013, 3:32pm
        Yeah. Imladris18 Send a private message to Imladris18 Nov 13 2013, 3:44pm
        I think you're right in most respects Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Nov 13 2013, 5:03pm
    In Sweden the reviews for AUJ were... Bernhardina Send a private message to Bernhardina Nov 13 2013, 7:19pm
    I think it's likely that the reviews will be better this time around MatthewJer18 Send a private message to MatthewJer18 Nov 13 2013, 7:31pm

 
 
 

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