Tuesday, 23 April 2013

The Hobbit



Against my better judgement
I have just sat through three hours of the bleeding HOBBIT
Which was a polished, steaming pile of shit
This about finishes the day off beautifully 
Roll on wednesday


40 comments:

  1. I take it you didn't think much of the film, then?

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  2. Perhaps I. Was just not in to mood to watch 15 ugly men walk a lot

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  3. hahahahahahahaahahaha... love your reviews !
    No Scotties I guess in the movie then ? They always make anything better.

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. I never understood all of the Lord of the Rings fuss either, and I'm a Harry Potter/Star Trek dweeb.

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  5. It was indeed a disappointment. I think the LOTR trilogy was better.
    But best of all is the Making-Of dvds. Now, THEY are fascinating.

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  6. Quite liked the Hobbit as a book. Read to me in bed by my new young husband before...or was it after? I forget. But the film - what a load of tosh. Not that I've seen it of course. Imagination is king.

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  7. A bleeding Hobbit, not a nice visual. You think you've got it bad, I live in a town where the locals inspired Tolkien for his "Middle-earth" type dudes. Anybody in know, will realise that Harry Potter is a skinny, even weirder version of Billy Bunter.

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  8. I, for one, enjoyed the movie. Lovely landscapes, and I was happy to see Gandalf and the elves again. The battles with the trolls in the mines did go on for a hen's age, though, and they messed with Canon by adding bits from other Tolkien books. But who cares, it's entertainment.

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  9. as I was saying, some days...

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  10. Hear , here I agree . I've had more interesting times getting dog poop of me muck boots.

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  11. When I was a chIld and in school, The Hobbit was required reading. I hated it!

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  12. I only watch movies if many of my friends force me to. This makes sure that the only movies I watch are the ones good enough for my friends to force me into watching :-)

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  13. ...So I guess you'll be looking forward to the sequels then?

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  14. Thanks for giving me a good laugh. Somehow, I don't believe the local newspaper will be printing your review of the movie...

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  15. I can but agree with your thoughtful and considered review, however you left out one important word: it is a polished, steaming BORING pile of shit.

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  16. Ref the Lord of the Rings... anything sucks....arrested adolescence is a dangerous thing! The scripts are ridiculously 'teenage'.
    Jane x

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  17. hadn't considered seeing the Hobbit...was not read to me nor did I read the book as a child...or adult either for that matter. I did buy 2 CDs of that fantastic singer you posted about a while back. listened to one today as I rolled down the highway to take Baron for his 3rd visit to the vet in a month (he has an intestinal thing going on).

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  18. So which dog wanted to see it then?

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  19. Agreed; when a movie is that long, you need to be able to see other things within the settings to keep you interested when it gets monotonous...the Lord of the Ring movies were full of handsome, healthy, honorable men...oh, and even the unhonorable ones too...uruk-hai were built like nice wet slathered brickhouses...nice wet slathered...nevermind.... ;p

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  20. Thanks...that's all I need to stop The Cat's Mother making me watch it

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  21. Brave man! I read about three pages of the book before i lost my mind...

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  22. So I gather you really liked it? :)

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  23. I couldn't even face the book after two pages; it takes a 'special' type of person'.

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  24. Dim gwerth rhech dafad

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  25. Two hours too long methinks. E.

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  26. I'm glad you said that John. I loved the LOTR triliogy, but we both felt the Hobbit (and that's only part 1) had been padded out with stuff that wasnt in the book, in order to make 3 films out of it and I thought it had been "Disneyfied" to make it more swash buckling, to appeal to a wider audience than Tolkien fans.

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  27. Well, at least you thought it was "polished".

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  28. I chose not to watch this on my long flight recently - enjoyed Argo & the Quartet instead !

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  29. The Hobbit is one of my favourite books John, so I decided not to go and see the film as everyone I know who went said it bore little relation to the book and seemed to be all special effects. Glad you didn't enjoy it (if you see what I mean).

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  30. Sounds like I might enjoy it.

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  31. Well firstly noone could say Dean O'Gorman (Kali) is ugly, come on! Mind you, we are used to seeing him without all the dwarf malarky on him. I loved it (but then I love Love Actually) but of course I am biased as I spent most of it trying to spot all the stuff we sold them during the making. Smorg's treasure is based on 20kg of gold glitter they got from our shop, for example!
    Of course when they buy the stuff, they never tell us what it is for, it's all terribly hush hush, so it's great fun trying to spot the stuff :)

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  32. I enjoyed both the book and the movie; they are different o f course, but that's ok. Could have lived without many of the additional battle scenes that made it feel like a video game but I did appreciate the landscapes, the characters and the acting. Did I mention to fabulous costumes that were made from local New Zealand sheep and woven and knitted by locals into their fantastically beautiful capes and sweaters? Worth watching alone for those.

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  33. Hobbits, zombies....your taste is certainly eclectic...lol!!

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  34. I didn't think it that bad. Thanks for the in-depth and insightful review ;-)

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    1. One of my best I thought!

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  35. I forced myself to suffer through the Rings trilogy and although I live a life of no regrets, I have learned my lesson to stay away from the Hobbit.
    The CGI is out of hand on these movies and why is everyone always trying to kill everyone else? Movies like this are better left to the small minds of the world.

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  36. I couldn't stand Jackson's adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (gadzooks, he gave Gandalf's best line in the whole book to Wormtongue... gaaaahhhh). As a small consolation, I've decided to view these movies as an inferior big-budget remake of Hawk the Slayer. Oddly enough, I loved Jackson's Heavenly Creatures.

    I refused to see him drag my childhood nostalgia through the muck of the Dead Marshes, so no "Hobbit" movie for me. Plus, I don't like his attitude towards workers (even wrote a poem about it.

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