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  •  I saw it yesterday (2+ / 0-)
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    Temmoku, Garrett

    I loved the parts that were (fairly) true to the book - the hobbit village, the unexpected party, Rivendell, the scene with Gollum, the soaring landscapes.  Even the trolls were well done.

     I definitely agree with you about all those CGI battle scenes however - talk about sensory overload!  Way overdone. Not everybody is a teenage boy who wants to see video-game battles.  I actually had a headache after I left.

    I think Peter Jackson changed too many little things for the worse.  In the book the hobbit didn't become a "hero" till towards the end of the book - with dealing with Smaug.  He sort of "developed" courage over time.  In this movie he signed on to go willingly and acted heroically almost from the start - saving Thorin?  What was that?  And that whole bit with Saruman and Galadriel at Rivendell?  I guess Peter Jackson had to get a female character in there somewhere (The Hobbit book has no female characters).

    I felt it was worth going to see, but still I was definitely disappointed with many parts.

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