Date Posted: 2012-12-17
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
I watched the latest PJ video blog today. The crew was bragging that the film was "wet"--meaning that they literally just finished it before the 1st screening. What a great fall back excuse as to any "issues" with the film. Unfortunately, the problem with this film goes waaaaaaaaaaaaay back to PJ and his team putting together thier screen play. What a pitiful attempt. I am beyond dissapointed. Many reviews point out how good the Riddles in the Dark scene was. Yes it was good because it most followed the book. AND there is the crux of the cancer with this movie! Tweaking to fit a book to the screen is one thing, but this is ridiculous!!!!! Pitiful, shameful, dissapointing, insulting. I have extended edition fo LOTR and i have watched FOTR close to 50 times. I am beside myself and incredulous as to how freaking BAD this movie is on so many levels.
Skinny hobbits Dwarves that look like elves. Dwarves with no beards, sexy five 0'clock shadows, beards that appear to be manscaped. It's pitiful! Orcs that travel in the day! What?????? Trolls that make jokes. HUH? A Goblin King that speaks the king's english and had human eyes. Doh! A Pale Goblin that is completely forced into this story! Comical chasing by suppossedly bloodthirsty wargs. Stupid!!! Apparently, no TALKING animals. LAME!!!!!! And, hold onto your walking stick----A BLUE SMAUG. EPIC FAIL!!! Good Lord. Frustration doesnt come close to describe this ludacris effort! After nine years and a near flawless track record in Middle earth, what a complete and udder shame. I'm out.
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