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January 3rd, 2013, 19:18
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Of course it's a matter of taste, what else would it be?

But unless we all just agree that every single movie in the world is equally good because of subjective tastes - there's room for debate about ratings.

Now, I can fully accept that if you don't care about certain things that I care about - like staying true to Tolkien (especially in terms of tone) and not stretching things with padding like butter over too much bread and so on - then you might like The Hobbit. That's fine.

But I'll have a harder time accepting people who claim it does justice to the writing, though even justice can be very subjective.
I've read the book a few years ago, and the only thing that I noticed being changed was:
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But that didn't really bother me all that bad. I was just ecstatic about being back in Middle-Earth. And imo they captured the same authentic Middle-Earth feeling that the LOTR trilogy had.
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