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An Unnecessary Expense

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:34 pm

I feel a bit of a prat.
The other day I wasted £17.99.
I bought The Hobbit trilogy from HMV.
It occurred to me that I still didn't own them and that, despite the fact that they weren't really as good as LotR and they took a few liberties with the books, and there was some lazy film-making (how many fucking times do we have to see them falling off endless precipice after endless precipice), I still enjoyed the films more than most.
Can't say I actually loved them, but I did like them.

But having just watched all three again this weekend I can see that I was wrong.

They really aren't very good at all. There are moments that are really quite good, but these moments are interspersed with half-hours that really aren't.

Fucking hell, why didn't I sniff the films for what they really are when I saw them at the cinema!? I can only put it down to a sugar rush from the pick 'n' mix.
Bollocks. What a waste of money that was.
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby --- » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:52 pm

Saw the first one at the cinema... bored me stupid so passed on the other 2.

Bad Taste is still the best thing that Peter Jackson has done.
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby Germy Bugger » Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:09 pm

A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:I feel a bit of a prat.
The other day I wasted £17.99.
I bought The Hobbit trilogy from HMV.

Serves you right, now watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20vA9U7J2qQ nod sagely and take the DVD's to the charity shop so that some good can come of this.
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby Clayface » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:28 am

CBFAA wrote:Saw the first one at the cinema... bored me stupid so passed on the other 2.

Bad Taste is still the best thing that Peter Jackson has done.


I choked down the first one, the second one I kept dozing off watching. I only gave the third one a go a few weeks ago, and switched it off half a week in*. It's not just the length or the padding, they are actually tedious. There is a scene in the first one where they seem to spend an hour hiding from some wargs - run, hide, run, hide oh for fuck sake get on with it. Add in the fucking piss-poor scenes like the barrel-ride, the elf running up falling stairs and the rabbit-drawn sleigh and they are an insult to the viewer.

* Smaug gets killed. it's actually unspectacular, unexciting. They just killed a dragon, why am I bored? It takes real anti-skill on the part of a director to make a dragon getting shot down dull.
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby EnglishRed » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:48 pm

You should have saved your money and just watched this instead.

https://tolkieneditor.wordpress.com/

Actually makes one half decent (albeit long) film.
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby Clayface » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:02 am

I will have to get someone on my family that's a Puterleet to download that for me, thankyou!
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby Norton C Wongpower » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:50 am

CBFAA wrote:Saw the first one at the cinema... bored me stupid so passed on the other 2.


That.
although I did leave the cinema thinking "that was pretty epic for a children's film" but no one else seemed to get my point.
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby Steders » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:22 am

Sane Max wrote: the elf running up falling stairs.

There was a collective audible 'FFS/bollocks/rubbish/sigh' in the local cinema I watched this in. I assume in the big cinemas the sound would be so loud you'd never of heard it. Made everyone laugh
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Re: An Unnecessary Expense

Postby Clayface » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:54 am

Steders wrote:There was a collective audible 'FFS/bollocks/rubbish/sigh' in the local Porno cinema when I walked in. Made everyone laugh when I burst into tears, ripped off my Galadriel outfit and ran from the Auditorium.
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