unnamednewbie13
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The Middle Earth universe is practically ball-shaped with the amount of padding Tolkien put into it. While it's a pity that the series isn't keeping with the meme about bearded dwarf women, it seems people are already forgetting about the liberties PJ took with six movies.
RTHKI
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can you really blame the last 3 on him
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unnamednewbie13
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TBH I would have probably still watched it if it were 12 movies. Maybe not in the theater though.

I did enjoy some of the artistic license in The Hobbit.
uziq
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didn’t see the hobbits movies and won’t watch the shows.

did like the movies. epochal, even. i saw them at the right time; i was the right age. do i feel the need to check in on a universe that’s intended for teenaged boys when i’m nearing 35? no.

as i said before, it mystifies me why people let themselves in for inevitable disappointments and have to faithfully tune into everything regarding a fictional universe they liked. i’m happy for LotR’s original trilogy to be part of my teenage imagination. like the original 2-3 warcraft games. i didn’t need to keep buying every expansion and feeling the same anger and disappointment afterwards. i knew intrinsically that it was no longer ‘for’ me.
SuperJail Warden
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I don't get how people get attached to a character and "want to hear how the story ends." They don't exist. Make it up in your head.
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SuperJail Warden
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The MCU would be a more interesting universe if half of all the people stayed dead after Infinity War. The Avengers must protect a world permanently traumatized by the death of half of all people. The MCU also never broached how people would react to the fact that 3 billion people all confirmed that there was no after life.
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unnamednewbie13
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uziq wrote:

didn’t see the hobbits movies and won’t watch the shows.

did like the movies. epochal, even. i saw them at the right time; i was the right age. do i feel the need to check in on a universe that’s intended for teenaged boys when i’m nearing 35? no.

as i said before, it mystifies me why people let themselves in for inevitable disappointments and have to faithfully tune into everything regarding a fictional universe they liked. i’m happy for LotR’s original trilogy to be part of my teenage imagination. like the original 2-3 warcraft games. i didn’t need to keep buying every expansion and feeling the same anger and disappointment afterwards. i knew intrinsically that it was no longer ‘for’ me.
Between the two sets I would recommend Jackson's LotR over Hobbit. Theatrical cut for the impatient. I think they'd stand up now even for people who've never watched it.

The Hobbit is nice if you have a nostalgic place in your heart for the book and lore, and don't mind too much meandering or extra invention.

Rings of Power might click more for people who read a bit of the Silmarillion but aren't tiresome sticklers for book-accuracy. I watched the first two episodes in a party and part of 3 on my own. Probably best to wait for the conclusion before slapping on a rating. For now, it's met reserved expectations.

I'm pretty sure there's like ten thousand hours on youtube about why it's bad, same with Star Wars.
uziq
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the youtube algorithm must have changed in some way to reward creators more for longer videos/more sustained watching, because i've noticed in the last few months a superfluity of these stupid videos where it's like 'marvel movie #155: a review' and the fucking video is like TWELVE HOURS LONG. like, my guy, you do not need to anatomise a disposable movie that was pumped out in 6 months. it's not a cinematic masterpiece where every frame requires a long disquisition.

and yah, no shit LotR > the hobbit. it's not even close. i spent hundreds of hours watching the original trilogy, with the extended features, on a second monitor whilst gaming or grinding on an MMO as a teenager. perfect for it. but i have no desire to return to that. the fuck would a grown man want with elves and magic rings?
unnamednewbie13
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Video and 3d suites were a chunk of my time at college, so mostly I'm interested in behind the scenes, special effects breakdowns and technical commentary in terms of discussion. I've probably watched more of that from Avatar than the actual movie.

I'm not really interested in teasing a person for watching the occasional, whimsical fantasy into their adulthood. I take exception when someone comes along who was by their admission teary-eyed at Wonder Woman hovering in space, but completely dismissive of serious dramas as "uninteresting misery that doesn't add anything special to humanity's catalog of movies," or whatever. Also unaware of and uninterested in why the comic book movie evoked emotion.

Also, I think Marvel's up to movie #306 now. You're stuck in 2017 *snort snort snort*
SuperJail Warden
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The high water mark of GoT
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unnamednewbie13
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It was a cool-ish pan-out milking those leitmotifs, but a really fucking bland, unenergetic scene in the end. They're all just standing there, on the same ship, emotionless. Why are all the brains of her outfit on just the one ship anyway?

How long have they been standing there? Do they just stand there the whole trip across the ocean? Did the dragons tire out? Did they have a barge to land on to rest? I think C/Narnia put some thought into the transport of large animals when they were thinking of leaving Eustace behind.

That is where GoT 'peaked?' lmao

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SuperJail Warden
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It was all down hill S7E1
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unnamednewbie13
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It had a few points of interest before that point, but if I'm going to be honest with myself, my interest began to wane during season 1. The whole thing felt like a waste of time, barring that I had fun at watch parties. I don't really give it much thought anymore unless it comes up in conversation.

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