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Old 12-04-2012, 08:37 AM   #136 (permalink)
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Re: The Hobbit

I still can't imagine this one being disappointing.
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First few reviews seem to be mixed. I might start to get apprehensive. This is the one movie of 2012 that I didn't want to see disappoint.
There are a whole lot of film douches that want to be overly critical of these big budget movies and then tout small indie movies for what they did on a small budget, but in the end, the big budge movie is still nicer than the indie movie.
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Who'd win a Magneto vs. Gandalf fight?

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"No, see, because you know Gandalf is more powerful than Magneto ...

Yes, every time [Gandalf would win]. The old guy will do it every time. He's seven thousand years old. He knows it all."
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The New Zealand Herald reports that fans checking out The Hobbit's New Zealand premiere (those lucky dogs) have had issues with nausea, dizziness and migraines caused by the faster-than-usual frame rate.

Typically, films run at a rate 24 frames per second. But to make The Hobbit freakishly sharp, Jackson opted to adopt the experimental 48 frames per second. The director has been raving about the frame rate bump for much of the film's development, with the biggest advantage being that it cuts down on motion blur for effects.

For most fans it won't even matter, as only a small number of theaters will show the film at 48 frames per second, as the studio tests the market for the new effect. But for those lucky enough to catch it as Jackson intended, you might want to make it a light meal before heading in.
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Re: The Hobbit

Jackson defends the decision to turn The Hobbit into a trilogy

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The book is written in a very brisk pace, so pretty major events in the story are covered in only two or three pages. So once you start to develop the scenes and plus you wanted to do a little bit more character development, plus the fact that we could also adapt the appendices of Return of the King, which is 100-odd pages of material that sort of takes place around the time of The Hobbit, so we wanted to expand the story of The Hobbit a little bit more, as did Tolkien himself. So all those factors combined gave us the material to do it.
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This is obviously a fantastic idea.
And the added bonus of making another billion dollars never entered into the equation at all. Everyone sat there saying, "No, no, no. Peter, it's hard enough to stretch this book out into two movies, you can't do three!" Then Peter Jackson ripped off his shirt to reveal the most rippling set of abs (because he's fat and fat jiggles) this side of Mount Doom and states loudly, "I can do three because that is the number of trilogies and Star Wars had three and then three."
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Re: The Hobbit

Jackson's Hobbit trilogy will be the last Middle-earth movies.

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I think [more Middle-earth movies] as an idea is fine, but legally it won't happen at the moment, because the Tolkien estate doesn't like that sort of thing. They have an attitude against it...

[Tolkien] was at peace with the idea of a film being made of these books. The other Tolkien material, that's very much in the hands of the estate, and they don't like the idea of films at all. So unless something changes there, this will be the end of Middle-earth on film.
I don't have a problem with this.
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I guess they're facing some animal cruelty charges from the movie. Sounds like they did a pretty piss poor job of taking care of them out there.

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She was super excited to get the call for this one:

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To determine how much Gollum eats in a day, Allain made some educated guesses at the creature's body temperature and mass and the amount of energy each fish would give him, among other things. Then, after a number of smaller equations to calculate energy radiation, always taking into account where Gollum lives, Allain arrived at his final formula, and a fish-per-day number.



So Gollum needs 4.7 fish per day to maintain his body temperature and therefore (presumably) avoid eventual death. Of course, these needs would change if Gollum were, say, journeying across Middle-earth with a pair of hobbits on a quest to the Black Gate of Mordor. Allain also notes that Gollum probably doesn't live on fish alone, as fish are likely not all that plentiful in his mountain hideaway. He also probably gets a good bit of his sustenance from food he steals from goblins (or from dead goblins), but regardless of what part they play in his total diet, Allain has given us a baseline formula to constantly recalculate how much of his favorite food Gollum might be consuming under various conditions.
I figured this was obvious. I don't know why he did so much work.

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Re: The Hobbit

So after I saw the movie, I allowed myself to read every single negative review on the internet in its entirety. Really all I have to say in conclusion is... I respectfully disagree.

I thought the tone of the film was appropriate. I thought Radagast the Brown was far, far from Jar Jar territory. I thought Bilbo was wonderfully cast. I thought the Gollum/Bilbo riddle scene was amazingly well done. The only difficult scene to watch for me was the dwarfs fighting their way out of the Goblins' realm. Too much action at once to really follow. I appreciate the individual characterization that Peter Jackson is developing amongst the dwarfs.
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