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Is The Hobbit film better than LOTR?

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VivaLeBeaver Sat 13-Apr-13 17:49:42

I've read the hobbit and loved it. Read LOTR which was ok though not as good.

Watched LOTR films which to be honest I thought were all a bit meh. Is it worth trying The Hobbit?

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:50:17

i am asking s3

he said " same level of awesomeness"

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 17:50:38

i have only seen hobbit

i hate all that crap, but i liked

saintmerryweather Sat 13-Apr-13 17:54:00

I didnt think it was as good as lotr. its not as epic, and cgi is very overused which i found disappointing.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 13-Apr-13 17:55:57

I fell asleep I'm afraid blush

I think you have to be in the right mood....

VivaLeBeaver Sat 13-Apr-13 17:56:13

When I read the books I liked the storyline in The Hobbit better.

VivaLeBeaver Sat 13-Apr-13 17:56:55

Ha, yes. I fell asleep in LOTR. To be honest I never finished the last book and have no idea if they ever destroyed the bloody ring. I'm assuming they did.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 13-Apr-13 17:58:54

I saw The Hobbit at the theatre too.
That was good.

Foosyerdoos Sat 13-Apr-13 17:59:01

Me and ds watched 'The Hobbit' just this afternoon (3rd time for me). I really loved it and preferred it to LOTR, however I think the film of 'The Hobbit' is better than the book but the LOTR films are not better than the books. Also some of the dwarves are hot (not a phrase I ever thought I would type).

mybelovedmonster Sat 13-Apr-13 17:59:01

I personally prefer LOTR, but really did like The Hobbit as well. After hearing lots of reviews about how drawn out it was I didn't find it that way at all, loads happens!

Agree about the cgi though - there is too much and its got that look about it that certain scenes have been done a certain way for the 3D bonus.

Tortington Sat 13-Apr-13 17:59:56

i am a huge fan of the books - my fanness cannot be underestimated

but they fucked the hobbit over royally - making huge scenes out of sentences

the LOTR film was a masterpiece -

i always think that watching a film will never ever beat a book bcuase nothing can compete with my imagination,

but LOTR did - with the exeption of Boromir - all the cast were EXACTLY how i imagined them

saintmerryweather Sat 13-Apr-13 18:00:56

They go into a lot more detail in the films and pad the story out and develop some of the characters which is good i think (plus aidan turner is gorgeous), the way theyve shot it with the higher frame rate is stunning but yeah....cgi is distracting

mybelovedmonster Sat 13-Apr-13 18:02:48

Custardo - interesting you say that. I thought I knew the Hobbit reasonably well but there are whole bits in the film that I just don't remember from the book at all.

I really loved the Gollum bit though.. brilliant.

Tortington Sat 13-Apr-13 18:15:07

yeah - i was watching it and turning to dh with a raised eyebrow

he is a most massive fan, more than me he knows elvish songs - its ridiculous grin

out of the theatre i'm like " wtf?"

he said " read the book again"

I read the book again

and i'm like WHAT THE FUCK - MAKING SHIT UP to make a three hour movie out of a book that doesn't even take that long to read

its sacred text

fucking about with it for your own capitalist greed you twats

Tortington Sat 13-Apr-13 18:16:21

like the radagast bits

i mean in the book its hardly anything at all

mybelovedmonster Sat 13-Apr-13 18:17:54

Oh phew - it was the radagast bit I was referring too. Those rabbits were ridiculous.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 13-Apr-13 18:22:19

I have to admit that I've never read the book.
I'm going to have to,aren't I?

Tbh I didn't understand what the hell any of it was about when I saw it at the theatre,but I enjoyed the sets and everything! blush

poppymagnum Sat 13-Apr-13 18:22:33

I watched it last night.

I don't care about the crap CGI and over extended story fillingness.

Martin Freeman is awesome!!!!!!

secretscwirrels Sat 13-Apr-13 18:24:07

No it isn't.
It goes on and on and on and on....
First film I've seen where they put stuff in rather than leave it out compared with the book.
15 year old DS on the other hand loved it.

saintmerryweather Sat 13-Apr-13 18:27:11

I meant the main baddie orc being cgi...i mean come on...if they can make a costume for lurtz in lotr they can make one for this baddie! It just feels like they took the easy option (i know creating a whole cgi character cant really be easy but come on!)

i reckon radagast was put in to pay back all the numpties who whinged about tom bombadil being left out of lotr. Im not a fan of the books!

VivaLeBeaver Sat 13-Apr-13 18:39:04

Custado, that's what I'm worried about, it been really drawn out. Tree films out the book is ridiculous.

Mmmm, might give it a miss. I don't want it to spoil the book for me.

VerySmallSqueak Sat 13-Apr-13 18:44:48

Having read half of the first chapter,I did like seeing what the hobbit hole was shown like.

I now want to live in a hobbit hole.T'was lovely.

hattymattie Sat 13-Apr-13 19:10:08

Agree with everything Custardo said except loved Boromir in LOTR (even if he was not as described in the book, he was Sean Bean). Was gravely upset at the miscasting of Faramir.

Enjoyed the Hobbit but I love everything Tolken. LOTR better but nothing beats the books.

BelfastBloke Wed 17-Apr-13 23:06:11

Custardo and Viva, would it make a difference if the film was called "Middle Earth" rather than "The Hobbit"? Because while they did make some stuff up, lots of it was stuff which Tolkien wrote, just not in the actual children's book.

For example, the battle between the Dwarves and the Goblins at the gates of Moria, where Thorin's grandfather's head was chopped off by Azog. That's not in the Hobbit book, but it is in Tolkien's description of the Dwarf race, elsewhere.

theoriginalandbestrookie Fri 26-Apr-13 19:11:57

Saw it on the plane and gave up watching about half an hour in as every one else was watching The Impossible and it looked much better. It turned out to be better although it was also only really a 20 min story padded out to make a movie.

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