last night i saw the hobbit
pretty pretty good film
i must admit
i have almost nothing bad to say about it
the music was a bit predictable n boring tho
same old star wars battle music which seems de rigeur these days
same old trumpets blasting out like charge of the light brigade
da da dadadada da da !
when youre in another dimension or another reality
have unreal music , i say…!
a battle between goblins dwarves and wizards
should not sound like a 19th century military band!
(same complaint about avatar…remember?)
the old irish pipesy thing is a bit tedious too
after titanic et al….
i saw it in 3D too …..
some nifty effects going on…arrows coming outta the screen etc
but i could live without such gimmickry easily
i guess they tried to soup it all up a bit tho
get it more up to speed with LOTR……
after all the hobbit is essentially a childrens book
i read it to my kids when they were only 7 n they thoroughly enjoyed it
they enjoyed the film last night too
especially aurora (the human bunny) liked the rabbit chariot
there were a few very un-Tolkien quips in there
like some dwarves burying some treasure
saying “we’re making a long term deposit…?!”
close call whether that stuff is good or bad
bad guys wisecracking as they go down…you know the stuff…
but it seems churlish to nitpick after such an engrossing film
new zealand looks magnificent
the actors are great esp bilbo baggins ex of english office
thorin oakenshield is well played too with real intensity
the special effects and monsters are ok too i guess
cant wait for next boxing day for hobbit 2 (pipeweed of destiny?)
sk bondi nearly at the end of 2012