The 2nd film was too long.|
I personally don't believe an adpatation has to adhere to the original source, but it does need to work on it's own merits.
The Desolation of Smaug worked in places, but other places was needlessly drawn out. The climatic "battle" with Smaug was certainly an example of padding. I'd have preferred it without the
running to the forge and shit..
Still, Martin Freeman is a good Bilbo. The Dwarves are largely forgettable though. I enjoyed the Mirkwood section, the barrel riding dragged on a bit. The low resolution p.o.v footage (from a go-pro?) was really fucking jarring for me.
I did prefer it to the first film, but at this point I really feel making it into 3 films is a massive stretch. Unless the 3rd film really delivers I feel 2 films would have been enough.
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drhickman1983 105 posts
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Bananazniper 402 posts
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With the negativity surrounding The Hobbit I thought it was superb. Regarding the books, I read The Hobbit, but got bored of the Lotr halfway through the Two Towers. There you go. Always thought The Hobbit would make a better film.
I preferred the Hobbit book to LOTR. There was less superfluous shit getting in the way of the story.
wizbob 758 posts
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I love the 'Lotr is hardcore, the Hobbit is for kids' argument - it's very like the "games are serious bizness" arguments for CoD vs Nintendo. Let's face it, both books were for kids but at least the first one told a coherent story, without lapsing into academic norse saga parody.
I love both, but I think the Hobbit will fare better as a film when someone on the internet edits it all back into one film without the goblin chase/smaug forge CGI filler.
the_dudefather 8,828 posts
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Fanedit of Desolation of Smaug but the Dragon forge battle is replaced with the Alien foundry battle scenes from Alien3
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The Hobbit is clearly for kids because it's structured as a bunch of bed-time stories with no attention span. That's not a bad thing, but it is what it is.
I dunno, I think lotr would work better as a bed time story. Certainly puts me to sleep.
Your face certainly puts me to sleep.