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Wiseguy 12/5/2012 6:45:00 AM

LOTR is the greatest trilogy of all time, period end of sentence.

I was never as big a fan of The Hobbit as I am LOTR so although eager I'm not as excited as I was for Episode 1 so a small let down from the bar set by LOTR won't be a big surprise or disappointment. Plus some of the reviews have already tempered my anticipation.

I think I'm equally or more eager to see the HFR format in I-Max 3D than the movie itself

Wiseguy 12/5/2012 6:45:59 AM

Well maybe the first SW trilogy can give LOTR a run for the money but I still lean LOTR

Pendragon0 12/5/2012 7:01:10 AM

Not making comparisons are going to be impossible, but as Rob mentions, you have to keep in mind this isn't a story covering anywhere near the scope LOTR.  It's a lot more...personal.  Not saying that what the Fellowship went through wasn't, but there was still the overhanging, 'if we blow it, the world dies' sentiment.  This story, at least the parts of it we know about in the book (we don't know everything that's going on with White Council til Fellowship), is just about this little handful of guys dealing with their own problems (which admittedly are huge and seem insurmountable to them).

And the other thing to keep in mind is that The Hobbit was written as a kid's book, so of course it's going to have a much different tone.


Pendragon0 12/5/2012 7:03:15 AM

By the way, Wise, there's an article going around that the new 3d format is making people have motion sickness.  Better take your dramamin.

Wiseguy 12/5/2012 7:14:42 AM

I agree Pendragon with your first post. Plus this is a story about a bunch of greedy dwarves more than anything. LOTR is an epic good vs evil tale. Plus for me I read LOTR first having never read The Hobbit in school like lots of folk so the first time to Middle Earth in LOTR left a much bigger mark in me

As far as the new format goes I'm like steel when it comes to motion sickness or anything like that. While in the USMC I spent a good 6 months in an LSD and that's like living in a hammock with the non-stop rocking back and forth and never got sick, not even with the smell of vomit from some of my brethren

karas1 12/5/2012 7:20:47 AM

I'm not going to see it in 3D.  Of all the 3D movies I've seen, the only ones which were really enhansed by the 3D experience were Avatar and Prometheus.  Also, when you wear glasses, perching the 3D specs on the end of your nose over your regular glasses is uncomfortable.

I'm really looking forward to the movie.  So what if the story from The Hobbit isn't as earthshattering as LoTR.  Not everything has to be about the end of the world.  And plenty of films have made due with the quest-to-kill-a-dragon plot.  I expect it to be a fulfilling experience.

monkeyfoot 12/5/2012 7:36:48 AM

Robert, in order to fortify yourself for the long wait to see the Hobbit you know you'll have to stop at Denny's and get filled up on the Hobbit Hole Breakfast, the Shire Sausage Skillet, Gandalf's Gobble Melt, or Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies!

Pendragon0 12/5/2012 8:21:56 AM

Wise, I don't think I can 100% agree with calling the Dwarves 'greedy'.  Their home was stolen from them, of course they would want it back.  Their people were slaughtered, of course they'd want revenge.  Now, being dwarves, they do love their gold and gems, can't dispute that.  I think at the end, when they've got the mountain back, that's when greed rears its head.

TheStormrider 12/5/2012 8:35:33 AM

 I read that they story is intertwined with story from LOTR.

In the Hobbit Gandalf leaves for large amounts of time.  Supposedly this movie will follow him as he is investigating the events leading up to LOTR.

Based on tolkeins additions and explanations.

rogue188 12/5/2012 8:56:46 AM

Hmm, I don't know if this story is so much less epic as you think. The story of the Necromancer in Mirkwood is the big play going on between what is written in the Hobbit. That was kind of a big deal because it being the first time Sauron regained form, and the elves and wizards united against him to fight.

Another big deal is seeing this movie in 3-D is imperative. Peter Jackson is doing things with the format that have not been done before along the lines of Avatar. Its worth a gander.

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