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January 3rd, 2013, 13:09
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
He had to make the shortest of the books into a trilogy somehow, right? Actually, it was that move that sent the movie from 'theater' to 'digital rental' for me … I knew it would be loaded with ponderous exposition and crap filler.
Yeah, and I was actually ready to give him a pass on that. I thought, ok, maybe he can get some really interesting and new stuff in there - but it's mostly just endless CGI with no tension. The Mirkwood scene was somewhat interesting, even if Radaghast was turned into yet another joke by Jackson.

It was obvious padding and cheap thrills - like a bad Lucas movie.

I think the worst part of the movie is what happens with the demise of the Goblin King. I can't think of a worse way to turn the whole thing into a farce.

Anyway, I don't know what's happening with IMDB and the majority opinion. I know I can be grumpy and harsh - but there's just no way every single extra expensive blockbuster can be an 8+ movie without fail.

Used to be that after a few weeks - you could get a reasonably accurate idea of the quality of a movie, but that hasn't been true for a few years. I think it started with Avatar - or am I imagining that?

LotR was a great trilogy - and I consider FotR to be a masterpiece. But it's clear that the magic is gone and Jackson has no passion for staying even remotely true to the material left. He's back in complete camp mode with heavy emphasis on crass humor and how monsters can look extreme.

Sometimes I like crass humor, but it has NO PLACE in Tolkien - damn it!
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