Jump to content

The Hobbit


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic

#1 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

----

Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:46 PM.


#2 B.feral3

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

I was... until I found out a little while ago it was 3 x 3 hour movies and now I have completely lost interest.  ph34r.gif

#3 Let_it_Rain

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

QUOTE (Bek+3 @ 23/12/2012, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was... until I found out a little while ago it was 3 x 3 hour movies and now I have completely lost interest.  ph34r.gif


I feel this way too, and I want to go to the movies. I have a babysitter and I never have a babysitter, but now nothing is saying watch me. sad.gif

#4 JillyJellyBean

Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Cant wait. Wy would it being 3 x 3 movies be off putting? Just means we get to enjoy more of it as far as I can see.

#5 B.feral3

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

I guess Lord of the Rings was 3 X 3 hour movies but they had to cut bits out from the book to condense it down to that because the books are huge. The Hobbit is a tiny book yet they some how managed to stretch it out to 3 x 3 hour movies? I guess I just don't get why and it makes me feel exhausted thinking about sitting though it all.  blush.gif

#6 Lyra

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:22 AM

QUOTE (JillyJellyBean @ 23/12/2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Cant wait. Wy would it being 3 x 3 movies be off putting? Just means we get to enjoy more of it as far as I can see.



because I don't think there is that much material there. I think it would have made an awesome 3 hour film. More does not necessarily mean better

#7 ~chiquita~

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:38 AM

Well I'm excited, I won't be seeing it on Boxing Day though I'll wait a couple of weeks. 3 hours? Sh*t, I struggle with movies that long in a cinema, I need an intermission. BTW, what happened to the intermission?

Edited by ~chiquita~, 24 December 2012 - 07:39 AM.


#8 Sweet like a lemon

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

ME!!! Also uber excited about Les Mis!


#9 Tarantara

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

I heard that 2 hours into it they are still in the shire. I expect to learn a lot about the minutiae of hobbits day-to-day existence.

However, I will be doing it in a comfy recliner, a lovely dark air conditioned room with people to bring me hot chocolate and maltesers.

I will also be accompanied by my partner, and NOT accompanied by my lovely yet somewhat high maintenance 9 month old baby.

Regardless of the movie itself, I intend to have a damn good time.

#10 katpaws

Posted 24 December 2012 - 07:52 AM

I feel very sad that the book has been turned into three movies and that (possible spoiler) new characters and scenes have been created, as well as bringing in characters from the LOTR books to fill in the time.

I so want to see it and enjoy it but trying not to have high expectations.

Edited by katpaws, 24 December 2012 - 07:53 AM.


#11 Sezzy1234

Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

I got tickets for vmax on the 27th.
DP asked what i wanted for christmas.... the only thing i could think of was tickets to the Hobbit.
Will be the longest i've ever been away from DS 5 months.

#12 Lyra

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:59 AM

katpaws, that is exactly my issue with it all! A few reviewers have mentioned that it seems like they are treating it as prequel to LOTR. Which it is, of course. But, the book itself doesn't really have that feel to it.


#13 Kalota

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

I am so looking forward to it! I am a huge LOTR fan, I adored reading The Hobbit when I was a kid...

The only qualms I have about it, and it seems critics do too, is that Peter Jackson has decided to break it into three parts. It seems from what reviewers are saying so far, it drags on a bit because of this...

Still, I love LOTR, love Peter Jackson, and love seeing all the beautiful New Zealand scenery that I miss so much!

#14 Marchioness Flea

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

I would like to see it, but a 3 hour film means at least 4 or 5 hours away form my 2yr old and I'm not sure we can get a sitter for that long!
We were just discussing last night how it was going to be so long, it's only a small book after all.
3 long films to me screams "MAKE ME MOAR MONIES!!! I don't have nearly enough!!"

perhaps it'll be a nice Blu Ray boxed set in a year or 2

#15 Let_it_Rain

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 24/12/2012, 01:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
perhaps it'll be a nice Blu Ray boxed set in a year or 2


They are being released one a year so I doubt there will be a box set till 2015.

I agree with Katpaws, I don't like them rewriting a story and cant really see any reason except making more money.

#16 GamerMum

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:42 PM

I am excited and highly annoyed at the same time. We are LOTR obsessed, but do you think our local cinema (which is drive-in that plays one movie a month) will play it? Nope. A week before DVD release they will. Twats.

It's 5 hours drive to the nearest cinema, 9 to the nearest decent one, and I can't take DD coz she's too little.

Waaahhhh.

#17 BugBiEz

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

I saw it and loved it! didn't feel like 3 hours (it's 2 hours 50  wink.gif  ) I didn't mind the added stuff and truth be told I'm glad it's 3 movies so it goes on for longer... I just love middle Earth <3

#18 Kalota

Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE (BugBiEz @ 27/12/2012, 03:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw it and loved it! didn't feel like 3 hours (it's 2 hours 50  wink.gif  ) I didn't mind the added stuff and truth be told I'm glad it's 3 movies so it goes on for longer... I just love middle Earth <3


I just saw it last night and I thought the same original.gif I thought I wasn't going to like the fact that it was split into three movies, but now I am glad it is, because I have 2 more to look forward to! I thought it was different from the book, but not in a bad way. Contrary to most I didn't think it dragged on either! I really did love it. And this is coming from a huge Middle Earth fan (I have a Sting replica hanging in my lounge room...)

#19 PreachersWife

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

We saw it last night in the high frame rate (umm different) and really enjoyed it. However, it did stretch out the story and added a whole frame narrative which detracted from the story IMO. And to prove my point to DH I read the opening pages which explain why Gandalf chooses Bilbo, which is left out of the film.

And every big fight scene was completely OTT, but that's what draws the crowds I suspect!

Love the Goblin King

#20 LittleListen

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:54 AM

PreachersWife - I think they will draw that part out more in the coming films. They allueded to it a little, but more to come.

I really enjoyed it as great movie storytelling. I'm not a purist - for me a book doesn't necessarily make a great film just the way it is. Yes, the two stories are being tied together in a way that is beyond what was ever intended by the author, but as movies, I like that.

I loved the movie P.S I Love You - great concept and loved the execution, but then read the book and was annoyed by the back story - I wanted the same story the movie told! You can't win with these things. The commercial movie market is different to the reading one.

Could have done without the 3D though - whose idea was 3D movies - they give me headaches. Annoying to watch!

#21 Kalota

Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:57 AM

I don't think the movie explained any less than the book why Gandalf chose Bilbo? I've read the book multiple times... Unless I missed something?!

ETA: I saw it in 2D! I refuse to see films like that that I'm a huge fan of in 3D! It ruins it sad.gif

Edited by Kalota, 29 December 2012 - 07:58 AM.


#22 crazyforkids

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:11 AM

cant wait to see it. do u think it will be ok to take my 7yr old?

#23 Etcetera

Posted 29 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

I saw it yesterday and loved it.

I think the 3d took away from the beautiful backdrops though and didn't really add very much. I found that in parts, the scenery looked out of focus??

I didn't actually realise it was 3 movies until I got to the end of the movie lol

#24 **Tiger*Feral**

Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

---

Edited by Tyrone Finkelmeyer, 26 March 2013 - 08:40 PM.


#25 Feraldadathome

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

DS9 and I saw it on Thursday. We'd contemplated taking DS5 (he's seen the first two LOTR on DVD), but very glad we didn't. Even DS9 and his friend were a bit scared in places.

A fun movie, but very drwn out compared to the book, with perhpas too much action. ANd in 3D high frame rate perhaps a little too detailed visually.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Tell us what you think

to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

Dealing with a toddler's morning tantrums

Your schedule is not important to your two-year-old, and you cannot convince her otherwise. So what can you do?

Child in suitcase 'could have died eight years ago'

A child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is believed to have been a girl aged between two-and-a-half to four.

MP breastfeeds baby during parliamentary session

An Argentinian mum and politician has caused a stir on social media after being filmed breastfeeding her baby.

My baby's first seizure

It was 1am on a cold winter's night when I woke suddenly to the screams of my 12-month-old son. Our lives were about to change forever.

Portable pools 'more dangerous than permanent ones'

Inflatable and portable children's pools may be required to be sold with compulsory fencing to prevent backyard drownings, with some experts even floating the idea of a ban.

Heartbreaking moment mum kisses her one-week-old goodbye

At 11.07am on April 2 this year, Sarah Marriott welcomed baby Sebastian into the world.

The amazing Tee Pee bed and kid-friendly Frankie Bunk bed

These kids' beds definitely fit the brief of providing personality and personal space for little people who are moving up in the world.

The funny things kids say when you're pregnant

Since becoming noticeably pregnant, my son has taken more of an interest in the sibling he'll soon have.

The real problem with having one child

In this age of political correctness, it seems the one subject still subject to discrimination is that of the Only Child.

Six-week-old baby found dead, believed stabbed

A neighbour heard a child screaming before a baby was found dead, believed to have been stabbed, in a house in Newcastle.

The fire hazard in more than 70,000 Australian homes

So far, 206 Samsung washing machines have caught fire and some have exploded. But many remain in people's homes.

How having a baby can bring on OCD

We all know that having a baby can turn your life upside down - and it can also bring a raft of new anxieties and worries.

IVF gender selection being considered for Australian parents

Couples using IVF may be able to choose the gender of their babies and women could be financially compensated for donating their eggs.

The best age to get married (according to the latest study)

Not too young, and not too old. That's reportedly the best age to get married. Not everyone agrees.

Yes, you can get pregnant before your period returns post-baby

After giving birth, the last thing you want to think about is contraception. But you can get pregnant before your period comes back.

Fellow diner rewards mum after toddler's tantrum

Parents of toddlers everywhere know the feeling. After working up the courage to take your child out for lunch or dinner in public you are rewarded with a mid-meal meltdown. 

IKEA begins massive safety campaign after two toddler deaths

Two children were killed when pieces from their Malm furniture line tipped over.

Beaneasy: sweet nursery furniture with a twist

If you're looking to introduce an organic element into your baby's nursery but want to step away from natural timber, we have the perfect alternative.

A dad's guide to hyperemesis

I am in no way qualified to advise women on how to cope with hyperemesis, but I've learnt some lessons that might be worth sharing with other partners.

Woman adopts best friend's four daughters after cancer tragedy

Best friends share everything - and for these two life-long friends, that includes family.

Baby Leo's mum excluded from $500K trust 'for her own protection'

Samuel Forrest didn't want his wife as a trustee of their baby Leo's half million dollar trust for her own "protection", it has emerged.

Confirmed: men gain weight when they become dads

Men who become fathers experience weight gain and an increase in body mass index, a measurement of body fat based on height and weight, according to a new, large-scale study

Carer investigated over washing machine photo posted 'for a laugh'

She said the photo of a boy with Down syndrome in a washing machine was taken just for fun, but no one else was laughing.

Mum's premature labour nightmare after high tea salmonella outbreak

An opulent high tea at a luxury Melbourne hotel has left 44 people with salmonella poisoning - including a pregnant woman, who went into early labour.

The day my son started a fire

Would you know what to do in a fire emergency? How safe is your home and family?

Prince George celebrates second birthday

Prince George's second birthday has been marked by the release of an official picture showing the toddler smiling as he is held by his proud beaming father.

Which beauty treatments are safe in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use fake tan, hair dye and nail varnish during pregnancy?

The five ways I know my 'baby' is no longer a baby

The truth is, I can no longer deny that my walking, babbling, somewhat-independent little miss is no longer a bona fide 'baby'.

Review: Cybex Platinum PRIAM pram

I'm not usually one who believes in love at first sight but that's exactly what happened when I first saw the Cybex PRIAM.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Tell us what you think

to WIN 1 of 2 $500 Coles/Myer gift cards

Why I'm choosing to be a single mother right from the start

I believe that you get out of families what you put into them, and I will give mine my all.

Mother and baby units are a necessity for mental health, not a luxury

I have had two postnatal psychotic episodes. The first when my eldest child was six weeks old, and another after my second child was born.

30 French baby names

French names are always in fashion, but a few have risen in popularity in recent years.

New mum's Spanish maternity nightmare

A British woman who gave birth in Spain has told of her ordeal after spending weeks trying to convince medics the baby girl was hers.

Preparing Rover to be a good dog with baby

Some friends of ours say that it's dangerous to have a dog around a newborn and that we should start looking for a new home for him. Is it?

Company offers to ship working mums' breast milk home

First Apple and Facebook announced they would pay $20,000 towards the cost of their female employees freezing their eggs, now IBM in the US has come up with an innovative new policy aimed at retaining female employees.

Prince William speaks of his pride at wife Kate and 'little joy of heaven' Charlotte

The Duke of Cambridge opened up about family life and his plans for the future in an interview to mark his first day as an air ambulance pilot.

'Glowing' eye saves baby Mason's life

A simple photo taken in front of an evening fire gave new mother Sarah Bowers the power to save her baby's life. 

Parenting and decision overload

Of all the advice people told me before having a baby, no one warned me about the amount of decisions involved.

Proof that toddlers can't be left unsupervised - ever

Parents of toddlers all know the moment when realise your child is being suspiciously quiet. It can only mean one thing - trouble!

Meet Jeremy Ryan, The Voice contestant with seven kids

If you have trouble recalling the ages of Jeremy Ryan's seven children on The Voice, you're not alone. So does he.

Baby's adorable reaction to wearing glasses for the first time

Getting glasses can be a formative moment in a person's life.

Police officer buys supplies for family after mum of six caught shoplifting

When a mum of six was caught shoplifting nappies, clothes and shoes for her kids, the last thing she expected was for a stranger to pay for her haul.

Why pregnant women on antidepressants shouldn’t panic about birth defect claims

The risk of having uncontrolled depression is far greater than the small increased risk of birth defects that may be associated with specific antidepressants.

Arrests made over children's birthday party brawl

Police have raided properties and arrested a number of people over a brawl at a child's birthday party at a play centre in Sydney's west.

Family shares awesome drone baby announcement

Looking for a creative way to share some big news? Look to the skies, like this family did.

Young warrior Owen defies doctors' predictions

Little Owen DiCandilo's name means "young warrior", and it's a description that perfectly fits the inspiring 18-month-old

Advice for dads: when to approach your wife for sex

The exhaustion that comes with caring for young children often means romance between parents becomes a thing of the past.

I might be fat, but I don't need saving

I've been fat for pretty much most of life, besides a few crazy moments of being less-fat, but for the most part I've existed on this earth with a little more meat on my bones than desirable.

The rookie mistakes we make as parents

Since the dawn of civilisation, generation after generation of new parents have had to rely on instinct, trial and error - and sometimes get it wrong.

 

FREE TICKET

See Pinky McKay live in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.