Reviews written by registered user
|3 reviews in total|
Yep, I said it, better than the book so far! Some critics panned the
Hobbit for taking too long to get going, too much unnecessary padding,
and not all the Dwarfs get much to do.
Well, aside from the last point about the Dwarfs not all getting to do much I heartily disagree! I found the film breezed by, I actually wish it was longer (Thank-you PJ for the extended cuts which I will be buying) Hopefully some of that extra footage will be more Dwarf action from the ones that I don't remember speaking at all, or maybe they get their shot in the future films. Seeing this masterpiece of a beginning chapter, I'm already awestruck at what it will all look like as a whole when the trilogy is complete. Del Toro's signature is also still over this with those Goblin designs, and they look terrific. Better in the film than in still images and merchandise that I've seen.
I was daunted by seeing this as it had 65% RT score, and I had read some bad mouthing (mostly about the 3D 48fpr, so I saw it in standard 24fps 2D showing.) Which was great but now I'm curious as much of it was very aimed at 3D. I'll see it again next week i think to compare.
It was great how it felt more fun and brisk than the darker serious LOTR, but it blended very well. It never got boring or plodded like some of LOTR, and some characters added really did add a lot to the world, the book I found too brisk and hard to imagine some of what was going on, but the film really immersed the viewer into each scene. Gollum was a huge highlight, and he has never looked or acted better than in this. Freeman was also brilliant as Bilbo. Erebor was absolutely stunning as was the Dragons golden lair.
Overall, the Hobbit filled middle earth more than its book by this point in its journey, and welcome the padding is. (I have faith that in film 2 or 3 when Smaug does his thing, it will be a high voltage visual treat rather than the 2 pages of quick action described in the book, and the battle of the 5 armies, Beorn, spiders etc.. all still to come. PJ did right by splitting this over 3 films.
10/10 from me! (almost a 9/10 because some dwarfs didn't say much, but, there's no way this masterpiece deserved a 9 based on a few tiny gripes.
This film, and DREDD are my top 2 films of 2012.
Well, seen it twice so far on the big screen and I wanna see it again.
Very few films make me want to do that these days. LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!
DREDD is absolutely nothing like the Stallone film, its as different as Batman & Robin is to The Dark Knight. DREDD feels like great elements of films such as Dirty Harry, Robocop-1, District-9 and something else, something unique! Alex Garland, and the team behind this have literally made my favourite movie of 2012 so far. TDKR,Avengers,spider-man,Prometheus etc, great films of epic proportions, but flawed in many ways each. DREDD came along, small, modest, yet perfect. It blew all other giant films away this year for me. The Hard R really was needed! If only Dark Knight rises had action like Dredd. Karl Urban and the rest of the cast nailed it too, so I applaud them. Dredd sounds like Dirty Harry which is perfect as the comic character is basically a futuristic Dirty Harry.
My only complaint, NO ONES GOING TO SEE IT! Absolutely gutted about this because anyone that likes action/comic-book movies WILL want to see sequels to this. Finally, a film worth my money at the theatre, and in 3D!!! (Which worked great for this film.) Some stunning cinematography, sets and visuals. I really can't recommend you all go see this on the cinema ASAP! Because, if you wait and end up seeing it on DVD, then when it comes to you saying you want to see sequels, it may not happen. So far its not doing great at the box office, despite rave reviews from everyone thats seen it. This needs fixing!
The LAW needs YOU! Go check it out and support the surprise hit of 2012.
Its like when you watched Robocop when you were a kid. Its the 80s style movie Expendables wanted to be.
If there's Justice in the world, we will get sequels.
I have been watching this series since it came out, and thank god i
taped them as i have watched each episode up to 4 times each now.
Absolutely awesome series! I was sceptical at first, and it started off a little ropey but now i'm hooked. I'm up to episode 6 so far, and every episode has literally gotten better and better and better.
Evry episode that has come out since the movie i have said this is the best episode so far, and thats a good thing! I believe there are meant to be a hundred or more episodes of this show? I hope thats so, and i wish i had them all right now! I would not be seen for weeks.
Anakin is great in this, better than the live action films IMO. And Asoka is pretty cool too, although she got off to a bumpy start.
In fact i only have a few subtle gripes, Droid voices, though i'm getting used to them. A bit short each episode, but at least it leaves me wanting more. Which is good. Lack of John Williams music throughout, and the last episode had drum n bass in it, which was bizarre and unwelcome! But still, these are only minor gripes, and I know the creators are working on making it better for series 2 according to the force-casts, so hopefully if these little gripes get fixed, the show should be perfect.
Oh and as for the 2 reviews on here that are super negative, and say its not for the true fan, well, I AM THE TRUE FAN! And i like it! Sounds like a couple of nay-sayers to me, jumping on the Lucas hate bandwagon. Wouldn't surprise me if they hadn't even watched an episode of this show at all. Guess thats the internet for ya.
Anyway, keep em coming! Keep em great! Adjust as necessary and Star Wars will be great once more for the next generation. And the old one.