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Azura Skye

the hobbit

I'm excited.

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm16494080/tt0903624

ONE MONTH TO GO!!

anyone else looking forwards?
Lorrainelovesplants

get a life, Ive still not managed to get to see the new Bond film yet..........

Ill probably get to the Hobbit in 2014.
gai

Yes I'm counting the days and have the youtube trailer in my favourites Laughing
gythagirl

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Ive still not managed to get to see the new Bond film yet..........


It hasn't been out that long! (We're going this evening Very Happy )

I'm sure we'll be Hobbit-bound as well in due course, although as the book was not that long or complicated, I'm wondering how it's going to be padded out...
sgt.colon

Indeed. A return to the Shire and seeing thoes tricksy little Hobbitsies is long over due.
Azura Skye

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Ive still not managed to get to see the new Bond film yet..........


It hasn't been out that long! (We're going this evening Very Happy )

I'm sure we'll be Hobbit-bound as well in due course, although as the book was not that long or complicated, I'm wondering how it's going to be padded out...


indeed - and I'm also a little worried about Martin freeman - he always plays... Martin Freeman.

So that is my life, worry and excitement over the hobbit movie. how do I sleep at night? (reading the book, that's how).
Jamanda

I expect I'll get taken to it by BW. Wouldn't bother to see a children's film otherwise. I enjoyed the book as a child. Is anyone good in it?

I've managed to avoid James Bond since Sean Connery.
Midland Spinner

get a life, Ive still not managed to get to see the new Bond film yet..........

Ill probably get to the Hobbit in 2014.


I don't think I've been to the cinema in 17 years.
sgt.colon

Is anyone good in it?

Ian McKellen is playing Gandalf again.
Nell Merionwen

Is anyone good in it?

Ian McKellen is playing Gandalf again.

and he will be even better now after all that acting advice from Bl's class...
Pilsbury

We will probably see it as we love lord of the rings but my wife is currently in a cinema 3 hours into watching all 5 twilight films consecutively, the 5th one starts at midnight as its release tomorrow so it might be a while before she fancies going. Again lol. Azura Skye

no way..... So how much is the ticket? And then - you actually stay in the cinema all day watching a film series?

jimmy carr said "twilight fans like to call themselves twihards... I prefer to call them twunts." lol
I don't know why, but I've seen every single one of those films, and I WILL be going to see the last one. Eventhough the previous one was like softporn - teenagers gagging for it.. actually the whole series is teenagers gagging for it.

but like I've said everytime "but THIS one will be different!"
Mithril

I rarely go to the cinema but will for this one. Really looking forward to it - I thought they did LOTR really well. Bebo

I rarely go to the cinema but will for this one.

Hardly suprising with your name. Did you choose it because you are shirty? Wink
Mithril

I rarely go to the cinema but will for this one.

Hardly suprising with your name. Did you choose it because you are shirty? Wink

A bit of a give away isn't it, lol.

Not shirty, but thick skinned Very Happy
Nick

Lotr was a terrible book, over blown, rambling and dull. The films were worse.

The hobbit was excellent. I hope the film is as good.
Nell Merionwen

Lotr was a terrible book, over blown, rambling and dull. The films were worse.

The hobbit was excellent. I hope the film is as good.

Laughing Laughing Laughing
Bebo

Lotr was a terrible book, over blown, rambling and dull.

If you want over blown, rambling and dull, read The Silmarillion.
Nick

Lotr was a terrible book, over blown, rambling and dull.

If you want over blown, rambling and dull, read The Silmarillion. p
Did. I know.
Pilsbury

no way..... So how much is the ticket? And then - you actually stay in the cinema all day watching a film series?

jimmy carr said "twilight fans like to call themselves twihards... I prefer to call them twunts." lol
I don't know why, but I've seen every single one of those films, and I WILL be going to see the last one. Eventhough the previous one was like softporn - teenagers gagging for it.. actually the whole series is teenagers gagging for it.

but like I've said everytime "but THIS one will be different!"

Tickets,were 20 for all 5 films, there is a 20 min break between film, and they turned a blind eye to the bottles of drinks, sacks of sweets and nibbles everyone took in.
McDonald's in the same complex and enough people on hand to serve lol.
12Bore

Lotr was a terrible book, over blown, rambling and dull. The films were worse.

The hobbit was excellent. I hope the film is as good.
We went to see LOTR episode 2, within 5 minutes of the film sarting, I was asleep.
I still haven't seen it or ep3 Laughing
AnnaD

I can't wait to see The Hobbit. It also feels quite wrong finding at least twop of the dwarves attractive! Although Richard Armitage seems like he should be too tall to play a dwarf. Azura Skye

I can't wait to see The Hobbit. It also feels quite wrong finding at least twop of the dwarves attractive! Although Richard Armitage seems like he should be too tall to play a dwarf.

haha! agree. who'd have thought, a big nose and curly hair, eh?
gai

Jimmy Nesbitt as Bofur for me please



And I want that hat too Laughing
robkb

Lotr was a terrible book, over blown, rambling and dull. The films were worse.

The hobbit was excellent. I hope the film is as good.

I've just noticed The Hobbit is being split into 3 films, so I wouldn't get your hopes up on the overblown and rambling front.
Nick

God. Barefoot Andrew

Jimmy Nesbitt as Bofur for me please



And I want that hat too Laughing

Blimey, he should have looked like that in Monroe.
A.
paul1963

Check this out:


http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/nov/25/the-hobbit-premiere-animal-row
gythagirl

3 films, good grief, that's just greedy. sean

As far as I can see looking at the summary on IMDB the first one covers the whole book pretty much. The next two are 'based on characters from Tolkien'. sgt.colon

3 films, good grief, that's just greedy.

It is, I just don't know how they are going to do it. I mean at least Lord of the rings was three books. The Hobbit is only a teeny tiny book. Confused
Azura Skye

apparently they are adding lots of stuff that isn't even in the book.. hmm! But I still think it'll make a good film... hopefully. JohnB

I listening to the 6 hour abridged audio book in one session not long ago! It will be some time before I see the film though, as it will be a while before I can buy the DVD on Amazon for 1p. Behemoth

Went to see it tonight, loved it, padded out the fight/battle scenes, improbable escapes and added some nods towards the LOTR that weren't explicit in the book, otherwise looked right, well paced and enjoyable. Gollum again a scene stealer. Took Little Behemoth (9) and she loved it, 'really scary good' was her summation.. Mithril

Went to see it tonight, loved it, padded out the fight/battle scenes, improbable escapes and added some nods towards the LOTR that weren't explicit in the book, otherwise looked right, well paced and enjoyable. Gollum again a scene stealer. Took Little Behemoth (9) and she loved it, 'really scary good' was her summation..

So glad to read this (we hope to go next week) as last night's Film 2012 pretty much slated it. Well, one of the reviewers did the other didn't seem to have an opinion either way. The main criticism seemed be the length of it - all the padding to stretch it out (I think they said an hour in and the party was still in Bilbo's kitchen! ) They also thought the effects / style looked cheap Confused
Behemoth

It's not a 'great' film just enjoyable. There's a bit of scene setting history history at the beginning that isn't in the book but explains more of what they are doing. There's an unnecessary song, but that's Tolkein to the spirit, and the party is long but there's 13 characters to introduce. The battles and chases are stretched and some shade into Raiders of the lost arc. Characters referred to in passing are beefed up to give more context/narrative so they actually make an appearance and tell the bigger story. Basically very little is cut out of the story and more is added from Tolkein's histories to make sense of references, history and what is to come. I've heard stuff about how it looks but I just watched it in boring old 2D in one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK so it look fine to me, there was an interval and a lady selling choc-ices from a tray at the front. Azura Skye

I went to see it too.... it was enjoyable. There were some really lovely bits... but it was LONG. it was like watching the unedited version. As if Peter J didn't hire an editor or a CGI expert. Filming in this format did not work at all. The graphics looked cheap and nasty, as if watching plasticine monsters.

unfortunately it is a cash cow, it was obvious he didn't really have anything decent to add, so just stretched out random bits. (1 hour of hobbits choosing which cheese to eat?!?)

It is like this film could have been made before lotr. But it wasn't bad either. Should have been one film though. (some funny moments as well, which made it better).
Behemoth

To be honest I'm glad it was long and we can criticise it for that. Too many films are chopped to incomprehension in the cutting room cos there's a belief people can't cope. 12Bore

We went last night, with some trepidation based on my history with LOTR, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Yes, you could trim out 30 mins without ant loss, but it flowed better than I anticipated.
We watched it in 3D, having (reluctantly) sold 3D tV and Blu-ray since their launch I wanted to see something in 3D before seeing it in 2D, I've never been impressed with 3D on a small screen and now I can honestly say I'm slightly less unimpressed with big screen 3D. It may well be me that is over critical, but 3D still cannot do fast motion smoothly and (ironically) gives a "processed" effect to CGI in particular, but that's not the fault of the film or the director, the technology just isn't right yet.
Back to the film, go see it, it is very good, just like the book, it seems "lighter" and more enjoyable than LOTR.
gai

Can't wait to see it. Been stuck in hospital since tuesday and it's the first thing I'm going to do when I get out. AnnaD

I saw it last night and thought it was great! I don't think they dragged it on too much either. Jamanda

Well I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did my two twelve year old companions. It wasn't 3D, but I thought the special effects were good (I had to shut my eyes for some bits) and the characters gelled well together. I didn't think anyof it was superfluous either.
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