Date Posted: 2013-01-26
Tolkien Fan Level: 7
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
I really loved the film! There are so many good point to it. Yet i'm gonna complain about a few thing i did not like that could easily have been avoid by Peter Jackson.
First, Geography inconstancy. There are some. For example, i can't wrap my mind around the idea of Radagast crossing the misty mountain in what seems like a few minutes and with a sled pulled by rabbits just to come across the company (by chance). With some little tweaking to the narrative, this geography inconstancy could have been avoid. Second, why does Azog as choose to go after Thorin with such a motivation at this particular moment in the history. There dispute as happened such long ago. I would have like to see something that revive Azogs' vengeance appetite and that put him in this relentless mode. For now, he seems to be in the movie just for convenient reasons. Third, not to often, but at some point, some physical laws are bent to much (even for a fantasy movie) to keep me caring for the characters. For example, when the company is falling hundreds (if not thousands) of feet down a hole without any sort of scratch or mental stress, my subconscious start to put me in a state where i don't feel any tension when the character faces a dangerous situation. I wonder why they design those kind of scene because they put so much effort in to making this movie feel real. They also make the characters so believable by spending lots of effort in the make-up/design and by casting excellent actors. All this believability is gone when the protagonists are put into a situation where in the movie they kind of laugh at it, but in the real world they would most certainly all die. Consulting some people or some friends to get some ideas would have helped the director and the writers in order to come up with situations that are most dramatic yet believable. To finish, what i loved the most about the film is the key scenes where i believe Peter (and his actors) excel the most. By key scenes, i mean the one we remember from the book : -Good morning -Bag end -The trolls -Riddles in the Dark -Etc... I really loved the flashback (Erebor, Moria's gates).
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