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Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« on: March 22, 2013, 05:11:43 PM »
How is that new Hobbit movie?
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Re: Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 05:48:22 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed it and so did my wife and son. If you liked the LOTR trilogy movies you'll like this too.

There are 2 more movies in the works, the 2nd part of the hobbit and the 3rd part which is meant to bridge the gap from the end of the hobbit to the beginning of the LOTR so you can watch them as a single 6-part movie once they are done. The 3rd movie will be based on notes and info from the appendices of the LOTR.
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 05:58:08 PM »
Cool. I will buy it tomorrow. It will be a good weekend to be snowed in with that, my new Bonamassa blu ray, and a basement full of beer.
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 06:14:03 PM »
Some dumb parts (radaghast) but worth a watch I guess .... Assuming you have enough beer.
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 06:26:45 PM »
I really liked it a lot.  Then again, I'm a big fan of the books and movies.  My wife really liked it too...then again, she doesn't like any of the Star Wars movies.
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Re: Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 06:38:17 PM »
I have enough...

It's on demand for $5.99 for 2 days and the weekend beckons!
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 07:09:06 PM »
In case you're not aware - Be warned, it's a trilogy.  Word on the street is they pulled a lot of material from Tolkien's other writings to do that. I liked it.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 07:17:57 PM »
Aware. Waiting to be entertained... 8)
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 07:18:42 PM »
I was aware it was a trilogy. I loved the books and the LOR series did a really good job of keeping true to them. The characters even looked like what I imagined they would as I read.
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 07:44:46 PM »
Yeah that was what astounded me. I'm thinking the Hobbit will meet expectations.

Damn if it wasn't near bedtime I'd start it now...
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2013, 08:56:40 PM »
Huge fan of the books. Medium fan of the movies.
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Re: Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2013, 09:00:37 PM »
Peter Jackson is too in love with his own work.

It's my favourite book but the movie had too many parts I don't remember reading. It was fine but it wasn't "The Hobbit".

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Re: Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 06:46:01 AM »
I am a fan.

Loved the movie; it was my first 3D experience :o  so that may have had something to do with it.

I actually wanted to see it again.

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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 09:58:42 AM »
I went out and bought the movie today. I keep my movies in an album. So when I buy the blu ray/DVD combo I take the DVD to work and sell it for $7 as new release brand new in the jacket. This way it doesn't cost much more to buy it than to go to the theater and watch it.

I love watching movies at home. I have a nice toaster oven in my theater for heating snacks, I can drink beer while watching the movie, there are no annoying people making distracting sounds, and I can pause the movie when I need to go to the bathroom. The downside is when I get out of the bathroom and head back to my seat I often find this...

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Re: Any Lord of the Rings fans here?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2013, 06:01:51 AM »
We watched it last night.  I'm trying hard not to get hung up on differences between the books and the movies.  Their were parts in the movie that were not in the book but they were more like back story for people who haven't read all of Tolkien's works.

Over all it was a good flick.  Looking forward to #2.  Thanks Tony for explainng what #3 is supposed to be.  I was wondering where Jackson was going to find 5 more hours of story.  8^)

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