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The Lord of the Rings
85th Academy Awards Nominated
New Line Cinema
Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated
Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Winning
Billion-Dollar Film Club
December 12, 2012
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The Hobbit vs. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey vs. The Dark Knight Rises
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jumping the gun a bit on this one aren't we?
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I can't wait. =]
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It was everything i expected for so long and a little bit more.
LOTR is my #1 on Flickchart, represented by Fellowship. This movie is structurally very, very similar, but not as effective. Despite being a bit shorter than any LOTR movie, it feels a little overlong. I think just a trimming of 15-20 minutes would have improved the pacing immensely, and though they tie in nicely to LOTR, I would suggest the scenes with Ian Holm and Elijah Wood should have been the first cut. The framing device is neat, but unnecessary.Otherwise, there's high adventure and humor in the Jackson mold, and it is wonderful to return to Middle-earth. The Riddles in the Dark sequence is easily the strongest, and Gollum continues to impress. Equally impressive is Martin Freeman, who carries the movie almost effortlessly - a perfectly cast Bilbo.Incidentally, I saw this film in glorious 2D. Flickchart's co-creator, Nathan Chase, has told me that the HFR was terrible, so I'm very glad my theater never had the option. 2D was the way to go.
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I think my feelings on this film will change as the other parts are released. A little too much set up/attack/escape moments. I love the movie overall,, but my initial enthusiasm is definitely easing up and The Hobbit has dropped a number of places in my flickchart.
A lot of fun
I don't know what the hate for this movie is all about. I think the Hobbit series is better than Lord of the Rings just because it's more fun. Besides, how can you hate a movie with such an awesome dragon as Smaug? (I know, he's in the second, but I think of The Hobbit as a single movie).