The Hobbit

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    Went to see the Desolation of Smaug with my sons last night. A better name would be The Desolation of Peter Jackson.
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    I survived the first trilogy watching them on TV. I wouldn't even consider trying to see whether the next round is any better. What I usually see is an idea that works twice and in some cases three movies in (to me Rocky is the best trilogy ever) and then it is all about making money - am am talking about YOU George Lucas!
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    Part 1 was okay and I'm glad I waited for the home video release instead of shelling out $$ to see it in the theater. Part 2 is supposed to be a little better, but still... The Hobbit is a children's story - it can and should have been told in one movie instead of adding a bunch of crap that wasn't in the source material to stretch it out into three (The girl from Lost as a female elf? Really?). The Lord of the Rings worked well as a trilogy because the original was equally epic in scope.

    I'll wait for video on this one, too.
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    I read one man that said he counted 67 things that they did wrong in the Hobbit.
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    There is a man who has too much time on his hand. Why goodness, it is a movie not the book.
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    I enjoyed The Lord of the Rings, but The Hobbit sucked and I doubt I waste my time with this one.
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    I never could get into the LOTR, but to those that do glad you have something to enjoy. I did hear these newer ones were really bad though.
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    I thought it was pretty good. Not LOTR but entertaining. Saw it at a $5 show.
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    They absolutely destroyed the book. The events in and around Lake town were absolutely made up. And the events with Smaug and the dwarves were pulled out of left field and beyond. If you read the book you had no idea what was coming next because they were so far away from the book it was pathetic.
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    I read "The Hobbit" and LOTR years ago, and got my grandson to read them too. Loved the books, and enjoyed LOTR movies. The Hobbit part I was merely ok, but Part 2 was very good. True enough, there are lots of ways Part 2 departed from the book, but it made watching it new. Based on part 1, I realized the 3 Hobbit movies were going to add stuff in order to make it a trilogy, so I relaxed and enjoyed it. That's the key, relax and enjoy!
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    One thing I've gather reading people's posts here... If you read the book/s you probably won't like the movie.
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    I liked both of the Hobbit movies. Having said that, I understand that they are different than the book (which I have read). They do the genre justice.

    And the chick from lost as a female elf . . . well that was one of the best parts of the movie!
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    Absolutely love the LoTR books and movie. Absolutely love The Hobbit as a book.

    Thought the first Hobbit movie was meh. I went into it excited and think Peter Jackson does a great job but I really though it dragged on and lacked much thrill. I'll wait for the 2nd movie to come to Redbox.
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    Saw it last night. Book is a lot different. But the barrels in the water in the waterfall scene was incredible.
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