“Was that the Hobbit?”
“That, my lads, was Peter Jackson.”
…and Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh are hopelessly superficial, adolescent makers of loud movies.
Eh. Even my boys, children of the digital age that they are, were under-impressed by the first go around. We’ll have to see.
Try as I might, I just can’t work up an ounce of enthusiasm for this movie. CGI overload. Too prone too goofiness. I really, really keep trying to like the dwarves but just can’t. It’s almost as if Jackson unlearned everything he did right in the LotR films.
He did something right in LotR? I managed to watch the first one, but walked out on the second.
UGH!! I HATED the first one! And this looks even worse if that’s possible. Now Legolas is in it?!? These movies are like the anti – Lord of the Rings. Bilbo was barely in the trailer…he’s the only part of the movie I remotely liked.
I didn’t even bother with the first Hobbit movie. Not only was I put off by what Jackson did to LotR, but when I heard that he had Bilbo setting off from Hobbiton breathlessly, and excitedly proclaiming to his neighbors that he was off to “have an adventure,” all I could think is, “Wow, this guy seriously does not understand anything about Tolkien whatsoever!”
Did Orlando Bloom have plastic surgery or did they CGI his face?
Also, I don’t mind if Jackson expands the movies and pads the material as long as he uses Tolkien’s work. Adding parts of The Silmarillion is OK in my book.