Books are a different medium, and have to tell stories a different way. But at the same time, the best adaptations honor the book and the stories behind it. The worst just cannibalize the source to do something that borderlines on (or sometimes just skips straight to) insulting fans of the source.
banthafodder wrote:Like Ace, I have not read the books so I did not have a lot of preconceptions on how the film should be. I quite enjoyed the action scenes and most of the movie. Where it did fall flat was at the end with no resolutions to anything as others have stated. Smaug went from a very intrigueing character when conversing with Bilbo to an easily distracted, squirrel, sorry where was I, puppy at the end. With no real ending to the movie it just left a bad taste in my mouth, or maybe it was the stale popcorn, that made me forget about how enjoyable some of the other scenes were.
Sinestro27 wrote: Who in the hell wants to se all that crap?!?! How dare he!!!
LOL. When did action become a bad thing again? I missed when that happened.
Let go a little, people. Dream a little. Imagine just a bit, sit back at the movies, and be grateful you're even watching a multi million dollar production
it must suck hating on all the stuff that you grew up loving.
if you hate one big action sequence after another,
dWhisper wrote:As for the other guy, Luke Evans... I haven't really seen anything else he's been in, or at least I don't remember him. Clash of the Titans was so bad I shut it off. I didn't even realize they made a new Three Musketeers movie (really, didn't that Disney version end those once-and-for-all), and I haven't watched Fast & Furious 6 yet. He's also apparently tied to the remake of The Crow, a remake of a terrible movie with a great soundtrack responsible for all the goth kids produced in the 90s. Maybe Orlando Bloom would have been a better cast...
Sinestro27 wrote:If however, you're more like my wife and I, and you don't mind Jackson embellishing a bit, if you love tons of action and wizardry and swordplay, if you love seeing locales like Laketown ripped straight from the book in terms of feel and appearance, if you have an imagination and can let go and enjoy a FANTASY movie, then you might just have a good time. See it in IMAX 3D if you can.
Oh and remember, 75% positive reviews from critics and an 87% positive score from movie watchers says this guy is WRONG. Who can you trust more: Millions of people, or twenty obtuse nerds on a LEGO website? Hmmmmm.....
I'll end it now so that you may commence the inevitable and irrelevant "Jackson Lover" comments. I know guys, I'm such a loser. I actually liked something.
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