I have a handful of gripes about the latest Hobbit Movie. Although this post has been sitting in draft mode for to long with just bullet points. I decided to write a couple lines on each. Bottom line is that I didn’t like the movie and wanted some resolution closer to that of the book.
I was somewhat crabby during Hobbit I, but was excited enough to suspend my disbelief as the storyline strayed from the novel. For some reason I was okay with Hobbit II and was able to enjoy that. Hobbit III on the other hand was a complete waste of time. I am hoping the guy who did the Phantom Edit for Star Wars shows up and removes all of the ‘bonus’ crap that was added. (Also, was there some other video smashing Star Wars Episode 1, 2, & 3 into one cohesive video. It was taken down some time between when I got there and a couple days later when I actually had the time to watch it. I still need to hunt that down.) That said, I hope that Hobbit Episode 1, 2, & 3 get smashed down into one cohesive video.
The Desolation of 2 1/2 hours of your life… bummer that this is for the wrong movie title. With that, here are some very random thoughts on Hobbit III – The battle of the Five Armies,
Orlando Bloom – First off, why was he in this movie. Second off, nevermind. But seriously, what was the deal with the shot when he was riding one of the flying monkeys. They had a dumb shot of his face that went on forever as he is trying to hang on. It looked like a gopro commercial.
Thorin Oakenshield – The Dragon Fever scene was to much. I realize that he was hearing back the conversation that he just had, but it was painful to watch from the audience. To long and could have used some distance from the previous scene.
Thorin Oakenshield –> Battle with Mr. Defiler on the ice. This was also kind of lame.
Goblin Mercenaries barely even existed.
Stupid Scottish Accent of Dain
Thranduil showing up to dole out the life lessons, Strider, Mom Loves You, Bla bla bla
Wizard Battle… am I crabby about that?
I suppose that’s about it… I know I had more info, but my last edit was on December 17th. I have apparently moved on with my life. (Note to self – Write things before forgetting all of the nuances of my gripes)