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Only slightly disappointing,
This review is from: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Blu-ray) (Blu-ray)
I have read and reread "The Hobbit" and the LOTR trilogy- they are classics and by far my favorite works of fiction. I was beyond excited to see this movie. However, when they brought in Radagast with the bird poop smeared down his face and twitchy ridiculous behavior I was extremely nervous that a treasure of a story was about to be ruined. There were also instances where the scenes seemed to drag out a little bit too long. It was almost as if P. Jackson did not turn down any ideas thrown at him- especially in the goblin sequence. The goblins were made to be almost comical- not scary- and the scene where the dwarves flee the goblin underground was drawn out and annoying.
Fortunately, there are many redeeming aspects of this movie. "Riddles in the Dark" has always been my absolute favorite section of the book, and they nailed it here. I did regret that they did not show the green glow in Gollum's eyes when he feels suspicion about the ring, but they stayed very true for the most part. I'm also extremely excited to see how the necromancer storyline plays out- it is referenced in the book, but we never learn more about it. Gandalf just suddenly abandons the dwarves and hobbit to go drive him out and that is all we know. I can't wait to actually see this. I also really enjoyed the additional scenes at Rivendell with Sauron, Galadriel, and Elrond. It makes sense to feature them since they play such a huge part in the LOTR trilogy.
Overall, it is really well done. There were just a few snags. I hope they tweak a few things before the next films come out.
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Initial post: Feb 22, 2014 8:27:29 AM PST
Sasha M says:
You failed to address the item, the discs, the inserts, any extras???
Your movie opinion means little to me. I have 600+ items purchased from amazon and it never fails, ppl leaving movie reviews on an item website.
Great work.........maybe make another post about the item you purchased, or did you even buy this item here?
Movie review junkies check movie review sites, this is an e-commerce site......not movie review site.
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