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OMLandshark
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Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now

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Well, its pretty much a consensus that its good, but tedious compared to Fellowship. One reviewer from THR claims its the most faithful adaptation of any work ever made, even if he gave it a rotten rating. However Tolkein/Extended Edition nerds should love it.
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Pilot Tiger
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
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Well, its pretty much a consensus that its good,
11 reviews in?

I've seen movies start in the 90's on RT and plunge into the 50's by the time it gets to 100+ reviews.

This could very well do the same, it's too early to tell


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Hoodoo Man
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
Well, they're splitting into 3 movies for absolutely no reason.

It can't be as good or consistently interesting as LOTR.


GrandeBeli
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
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Well, they're splitting into 3 movies for absolutely no reason.


Yes they are... CASH OUT cause they know everyone will pay to see all 3 $$$$$$$$$


JohnnyBgood
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
I'm not worried about the Critic's reviews. I'm sure most of them will say something about the movie being too slow in the beginning, and doesn't live up to the LOTR, and too many characters, blah blah blah. frick'em all


dallastiger55
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
this is making me nervous because even the positive reviews are saying that its good, not great.


a lot of people are saying its slow and the plot sucks




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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
Well these movies are going to have it harder than the LotR trilogy because while not only going to be compared to the book it is going to be compared to the trilogy.

So everyone needs to watch these movies considering that.


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Pilot Tiger
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75% right now
already down to 71%

seriously, don't be surprised if it settles in the 50's or low 60's dude


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Sophandros
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
Some theater should troll people hard and show the Rankin/Bass version.


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rmc
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
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a lot of people are saying its slow and the plot sucks


Well as to being slow, thats what happens when you chop up a book three ways versus having each book be its own movie. And The Hobbit is smaller than all of the LOTR books IIRC.

The plot is the plot. Either you don't like it or you do. It's not like the producers/directors came up with it.

I don't see anyway this trilogy lives up to LOTR.


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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
if anyone is familiar with the book, we all could guess that the first movie is going to be much like FOTR. To simplify, it is going to be a lot of walking again.

I really do not know why everyone is freaking out about it be split into 3 movies. It is not like there is a lack of material to pull from Tolkien's world.


rmc
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
No doubt. I look forward to it myself. I'm hoping for a Tom bobadil sighting. Lot of non book readers and casual fans will bitch as per usual.


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taylork37
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
Really not trying to troll, but the movie doesn't even look good.

not shocked to see lower than expected scores.


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Freauxzen
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
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if anyone is familiar with the book, we all could guess that the first movie is going to be much like FOTR. To simplify, it is going to be a lot of walking again.

I really do not know why everyone is freaking out about it be split into 3 movies. It is not like there is a lack of material to pull from Tolkien's world.



Agreed.


OMLandshark
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
Like the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit I think will really just be a 9 hour long single epic film that had to be split to be shown in theaters. The Lord of the Rings doesn't follow the typical trilogy arc, but it very much follows the formula of a single film/story. First act would be Fellowship of the Ring and the end of the first act is the Breaking of the Fellowship. The second act is the Two Towers and continues into Return of the King, ending at the Battle of Pelennor Fields and Cirith Ungol simultaneously. The third act focuses on making sure Frodo's journey is a success and the aftermath of its destruction.

I'll reserve my full thoughts on the Hobbit for another two years until I see it as a completed work. Alot of reviewers hated Fellowship at first, but once Return of the King was released, they changed their tune entirely once they saw it as a completed work.


Pilot Tiger
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
I will freely admit that I just "dont get" this genre

I dont get the RPG's, the movies, the novels, LARPing, etc.

I do not understand the appeal.

I don't hate on it, but I just don't get it


Salmon
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
The Hobbit and LOTR are pretty accessible to everyone. I don't consider it "high" fantasy or whatever they call it.



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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
One of the reviews:

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Tolkien could invent names and languages, but he couldn't create a plot at gunpoint.



Yeah. Not taking him seriously now.


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Billy Mays
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
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71% right now


Wow.

This movie could easily be rotten.

Early reviews usually favor the fantasy genre.


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ZTiger87
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re: Reviews from the Hobbit are coming in; 68% right now
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if anyone is familiar with the book, we all could guess that the first movie is going to be much like FOTR. To simplify, it is going to be a lot of walking again.

I really do not know why everyone is freaking out about it be split into 3 movies. It is not like there is a lack of material to pull from Tolkien's world.




Exactly. Most people think Tolkien only wrote 4 books.


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