Friday, January 18, 2013

Back Again

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - Jackson
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First off, I couldn't find the picture of massive amount of 35mm film cans that contained one release print of the Hobbit. I really wanted to post that instead of the one above. 48 fps- the way of the future eh Jackson? So I put on my 3D glasses expecting to be passively entertained for 3 hours. The way of the future my ass, The Hobbit looks like a Masterpiece Theater from the 80s. I don't know what the big hoopla's about. Ten years ago, video technology was all about emulating that 'film look'. Now Jackson wants to go back to TV soap quality of yesteryears? Thanks to familiar themes and music and likable Martin Freeman as Bilbo, I somewhat settled down watching that irritating imagery. Then it turns out The Hobbit follows the exactly the same path of The Fellowship of the Ring: Leaving home, a big battle underground somewhere, that nasty golum and acceptance in being tiny. It was fresh ten years ago. The magic is gone. Ethereal virginal babe is gone. Boromir gone. Too much musty manliness. I nodded off couple times somewhere in between. Too fucking long. Two more of this in the works? Really? No thanks. I'll probably be dragged into seeing the other two come Christmas time, I'm sure.

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