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#48475
Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
Heading off...without a pocket hankercheif....
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#48478
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
I have tickets for tomorrow! I thought about going to the midnight showing but once I realized that I would get out around 3am I changed my mind.
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#48479
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
Stefan, I think you should give us your review of this film viz a viz how true it stays to the original Tolkien. And, since I am sure it will be a serious analysis and critique of the work, and so we can get the proper feel of it, you should probably write it in Quenyan.
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#48483
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
Quenya in iambic pentameter perhaps?
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#48486
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
I prefer Sindarin written in Tengwar myself.
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#48491
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
I'm going to the cinema next week end.
Tell me it's good.
Just has been disappointed with D&D 3 so ...
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#48492
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
As a Tolkien fan, I loved it and understood the little changes in the story as compared to the original book to help the adaptation to the screen.
My wife who loved the Lord of the Rings found that there were too many dwarves to physically remember them and care about their fate. Also, she found that it lacked a love story and that the movie was too long. I can understand why all non-initiates will feel that way. 3D served the battle scenes very good, especially in the goblin-king lair. I liked the 48 fps (only 10% of theaters showing the Hobbitt in North America will have this technology) although I felt the image was a little weird when fast-moving scenes were happening.

Overall, everyone reading the DF forum should (an will!?!?!?!?) watch this film but I definitely do not recommend it to everyone.
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#48493
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Did they at least use the actual dialogue that Tolkien wrote this time (unlike in the LoTR movies)? For me, NOT using the man's words was the number one reason why I couldn't stomach the first three movies.
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#48494
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
Harneloot wrote:
Did they at least use the actual dialogue that Tolkien wrote this time (unlike in the LoTR movies)? For me, NOT using the man's words was the number one reason why I couldn't stomach the first three movies.


Well LoTR did use a lot of phrases from the book. The Hobbit was like that. However, you probably realize that using the exact dialogue style that Tolkien used would be a hard sell to the general public.

I loved the movie. It had the proper combination of fun, drama, and action. It had a great musical score and the graphics were amazing. I didn't see the 3D version because I don't really like 3D movies. I felt that the changes that were made were necessary for the narrative of a movie.
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#48497
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
To continue a tradition we began a decade ago with Fellowship of the Ring, my friends and I suffered the cold weather (cold by Californian standards that is) and waited in line for the midnight showing of the Hobbit.

biowizard wrote: Overall, everyone reading the DF forum should (an will!?!?!?!?) watch this film but I definitely do not recommend it to everyone.
I agree. As a fan of Tolkien and fantasy movies I greatly enjoyed this film, but suspect that many movie goers will find it too slow and too long. I was fine with the pace and enjoyed seeing characters I know and love brought to life in a visually impressive way. I also liked the use of material from Tolkien's appendices. However, the average viewer would probably prefer a pace that covered the entire book in one movie rather than only the first seven chapters.
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#48499
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
jericho wrote:
Harneloot wrote:
Did they at least use the actual dialogue that Tolkien wrote this time (unlike in the LoTR movies)? For me, NOT using the man's words was the number one reason why I couldn't stomach the first three movies.


However, you probably realize that using the exact dialogue style that Tolkien used would be a hard sell to the general public.


You lost me right there. Makes me sick to my stomach that they feel the American people are too stupid and/or uncultured to enjoy the beautiful dialogue and use of language that Mr. Tolkien created. These movies are only likely to be made this once, and it fairly breaks my heart that the dialogue from the books that can so often move me to tears is changed, and cheapened, and stripped of its beauty.

I shall abide with the book and the words of the master.
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#48500
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Went to see the midnight shwing yesterday. I enjoyed it. No complaints. The 48 HFR was enjoyable.

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