Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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What do you think of Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ? I actually love it! It is a amazing movie! I can tell it took a lot of time to make! I want to make movies so that was a amazing thing to see! I can't wait for the 3rd one! How about the Lord of the Rings all 3 and number 1 of the Hobbit?
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I loved the Desolation of Smaug. I actually like the Hobbit movies better than the books.
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I LOVED IT. OH MY GOSH. KILI. *swoons*

I did enjoy the LOTR movies, but I'm not into them as much as Star Wars or Doctor Who. Guess I love Sci-Fi better.

And I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES. Except that a friend spoiled the ending (he's read the book and I haven't), so I'll probably be crying from the beginning to the end.
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First of all, let my make it clear that I absolutely love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (especially the Director's cut. It's got to be my favourite trilogy of all time.

Secondly, the Hobbit trilogy (so far) is also great.

But.....in comparison to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit is awful.

Now, before you start freaking out, I'm not saying I hate the Hobbit. It's a great movie trilogy so far and I love it. I'm just saying that compared to TLOTR, it's kinda meh.

I liked the LOTR movies much better than the books, but I like the Hobbit book much better than the movie.
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I like the Hobbit movies. A lot. But it's true, Wretched Sinner, they don't compare to LOTR. I think they were trying to make the Hobbit epic, when the book's quite different in tone than LOTR.

Ashley: I also tend to prefer sci-fi. But LOTR basically introduced me to fantasy--and it's still one of my favorite books. I am more picky about my fantasy than my sci-fi, however. If it's got sci-fi in it, I generally like it. If it's fantasy...it has to be the right kind.
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They will probably change the ending....
Or Kili *sniff* will die.
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I LOVED it! :D Can't wait for the next one!!
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I have a friend who doesn't LIKE IT. LIKE SERIOUSLY.

He says that it's too unlike the book and a bit boring. He gave me a bunch of reasons why he hated it, and I agreed with 10 of them :P But that doesn't mean it's not an awesome movie!

I'm going to have to read the book before the 3rd comes out in the theatres. So if he comes with me to see it we can complain together :P
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I like it too!!! It's the best movies ever made! Or ever will be made!
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I agree with Noah, compared to the Lord of the Rings the Hobbit is trash. But on their own I still enjoy them.
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I'm going to annoy everyone and be a strict book purist. ;) The first Hobbit movie was good on its own, with some definite positives. The second movie irked me more, but it was still passable. I haven't read much about the quality of the actual movies, but they seem pretty good or decent, at least, as movies. It would be extremely difficult for them to pass The Lord of the Rings, however. If you ever have an abundance of free time, read about the use of leitmotifs in The Lord of the Rings; it's amazing.

If anyone's interested, I could get into my opinions on the movies, comparing them to the books, but for now I'll just mention a couple of things. The Arkenstone being able to "reunite" the seven, separate, independent dwarvish nations is idiotic. Where did that come from? The dwarves fought on different sides during the Last Alliance. Sure, they might interact, but the Arkenstone concept really annoyed me. Also, in the second movie, I felt like I was watching the dwarves almost die a hundred times, and then the amazing, perfect elves come with their amazing, perfect battling skills, and wipe out the enemy without even trying. Why is this necessary? Leave the elves in Mirkwood!! :x

I will say that the scene where Bilbo climbs the tree in Mirkwood was perfect. This was one of my favorite descriptions in the entire book, and it was expressed flawlessly in the movie. It was a fairly small thing, but it made me extremely happy.

Regarding The Lord of the Rings movies: I thought they were excellent. The time and resources put into the movies is astounding, and the level of detail continues to blow me away. There are still flaws in the movies, and of course I would have liked to see more of the books used, but the positives far outnumber my complaints.
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I personally love them. :) I try not to compare them to LOTR. I know I'll set myself up to hate them. I take them for what they are. Sure, their gonna change the story. The change LOTR from the books and we still love them.

(Also, shoot me if you must, but I like Fili more then Kili. I don't dislike Kili, he's just not all that. :mrgreen:)
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I love The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug! I especially like all the debate about whose the best archer. In my opinion its the girl ( i forgot her name sadly) Legolas was good though...
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Tauriel is her name. Naw, Legolas is better. Tauriel is a bit more easy to distract.
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Blitz wrote:Tauriel is her name. Naw, Legolas is better. Tauriel is a bit more easy to distract.
But neither of them were actually in the book. :(
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But, they had to add a female in there somewhere. Don't want to be sexist, do we?
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Yeah, from what I understand, Tauriel was mostly there to look pretty and awesome and attract the female demographic that apparently can't be drawn without an Eowyn Expy. =/
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And according to females. *coughs* A movie is no good without romance.
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Blitz wrote:And according to females. *coughs* A movie is no good without romance.
*nearly smacks*

Say what? What "females"? That'd be like saying a movie is no good to a male without lots of shooting and killing... Stereotype much? :P While it may be true from some, it isn't true for all.
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