Hollywood executives are clueless. Jackson had a difficult time funding
Lord of the Rings and had to fight to get three movies.With The Hobbit,
the clueless executives forced him to make three because they now realize
it's a license to print money.So instead of getting a brisk two movie
adaption, we get 3 overly long movies with unnecessary filler.Normally, I
wouldn't care, but the first movie was extremely dull. Although the parts
from the book were great.On the bright side, this one is only 2 hours 20
minutes. A full half hour shorter.
The first Hobbit film had a lot of moments that totally destroyed the suspension
of disbelief for me. Especially in the tremendously drawn-out and implausible
fight scenes.Peter Jackson, repeat after me:Ye cannae
change the laws o' physics, laws o' physics, laws o' physics;Ye cannae change the laws o' physics, laws o' physics,
cap'n.I'll still watch the second installment. But
I'm now looking forward to the hope that there will be a condensed fan edit
that turns this into the single movie it should have been.
"Overall, “The Desolation of Smaug” is better than last
year’s somewhat sluggish “An Unexpected Journey,”It wouldn't take much to surpass the first movie. My whole family was
really looking forward to "The Hobbit" last year. I don't remember
a movie where I watched the clock more than I did that night. Wait a second, yes
I do: Peter Jackson's "King Kong."
Pipes - There may be a difference of opinion as to the meaning of
"storyline". I believe the article did mention there were changes to
Tolkien's books. We all have different tastes and interpretations to
books and their movie adaptations. Mr Jackson has given us his and you are free
to express yours. Millions have enjoyed his interpretations and many may in fact
agree with you. Whether Tolkien would be "furious" or not, who's to
say for sure?
It's unbelievable that you would state that Jackson stayed true to the
original story line by Tolkien. Jackson has made so many additions and changes
to the Book that I'm sure that were he alive, J.R.R. Tolkien would be
furious. It's unfortunate that Jackson lacked the talent to bring the
literary classic to life without making so many additions and changes. The
visuals are good as is the acting but the title should be "The
Bastardization of the Hobbit".