Alright you all, I know your going to see it. Do you think that the Hobbit will be on par with the first 3 and why?
Me? I'm excited to see Dr. John Watson as the Hobbit and Sherlock Holmes as the dragon Smaug and the Necromancer. Sorry guy's had to pull the BBC TV Sherlock card :D haha. In all honesty though the Hobbit Cartoon was one of my favorites as a kid so it will be nice to see how it translates to the big screen :D.
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I think The Hobbit will be on par if not surpass the previous films. You have Peter Jackson directing and he's got a good majority of the crew from LOTR working on the film. I am excited to see this...is it Dec 14th yet?
I'm very excited. Iread and reread the books growing up and I was very happy with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, except Liv Tyler...why....why...cast such a token in the part of the most physically beautiful character and future Queen. I guess Natalie Portman was booked, or they went over budget.
Anywho...I hope the Hobbit trilogy is darker than the cartoon. When Tolkien introduced Hobbits they did have a ligther, innocent air about them that the cartoon focused on Bilbo's perspective. But the world of Middle Earth is in a dark time, and the plight of the dwarves was very dark indeed. The role of Thorin is the one I am most excited about. A dwarf obsessed with reclaiming past glory. I hope it comes through, and I cannot wait to see the battle of the five armies. Helm's Deep battle scene was amazing...I hope he tops it.
It's released on my Birthday, so December 13 I have off work and plan to sleep all day then go to the midnight show. It's my precious :)
I'm pretty excited myself. Watch the animated 1977 (?) version again and I've been looking for the book but its sold out around her and I cant find my copy. I also mixed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYw7eJYadco (rainymood) at half volume and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tOo2OMUhB8 (Misty Mountains) at full volume as my new ringtone. Pretty cool sounding if you play them together. It was my alarm but I keep going back to sleep to it.
I'm looking forward to this movie, and I agree that with Peter Jackson directing I'm expecting some good quality stuff. We're probably not going to be able to go until next weekend, though, once my husband is done with his final test for a grad class he's taking right now.
I might actually have to wait until next week to see it :( My friends are taking me out tonight for my birthday and my parents are taking me out tomorrow night. I'm off work from 12/21 to 1/2 so I think going then when it's not crazy packed and I'm not busy would be a better experience.
I hate to get my hopes up to much and want to be pleasenly suprised that it will be as good as the other 3. But I will keep my expectations where I will be OK with a medicore to good film that entertains me for a little bit. I am fairly easy to please.
I loved it and can't wait for the next two - though I thought the beginning smacked a bit of those videos substitute teachers put on when they don't have any particular plan (much more interesting, though).
And, for those Sherlockians who missed Benedict's voice in this film, I recommend looking up Cabin Pressure - it's a BBC radio show that he's in. :)
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