This almost makes me want to give the Hobbit movies another go; I couldn't make it past the point wherein I realized I was 55 minutes in and we were still watching an interminable and unnecessary dinner scene.
Two Jar Slave
I've watched the first two Hobbit movies and parts of the third, and, looking back, I can say with near-certainty that the dinner scene is one of the highlights of the whole miserable trilogy.
Abandon all hope.
I caught part of the second one and I didn't like all the CGI scenery. Purple Cat mentioned this too in another video, that LotR wasn't a great movie trilogy but the scenery's breathtaking. I understand needing a CGI Gollum or Smaug, obviously, but there were plenty of sets that just looked incredibly fake, because they were, which LotR seemed to have found real locations around New Zealand shoot at for.
Supposedly Viggo Mortinsen was written into the films with the presumption he would return to play Aragorn in a small-ish role but he refused to once he found out that 90% of the production was just going to be greenscreen soundstages and very little location/practical set work.
Two Jar Slave
I don't blame him. They say Ian McKellen burst into tears on the set of The Hobbit after a day of performing opposite cardboard cut-outs of dwarves. Each one had a little light above its head that would flash when he was supposed to look at it.
I saw all of them on flights over the Pacific, weirdly well timed with my traveling. They were pretty bad, even for airplane movies.
Wait how would Aragorn in the Hobbit work in the first place? Unless he was playing his own grandpa or something..
Or maybe his own dad, but the movies portray Bilbo as much younger as I'd imagine him, maybe in his early 30s, vs. the book where he was 50.
Apart from the animated movie and the first LoTR movie all of them have been absolute dog shit.
To respond to IZ, the rumor is that he was planned to have cameoed somewhere in the wrap-around story, visiting Bilbo or something. The Hobbit takes place about 200 years before he was born, so yeah Aragorn could never have appeared in the story itself, but he claims he was asked to appear somewhere. Mortensen is pretty critical of the direction Jackson took the Hobbit movies in over relying on digital effects and such.
Not hip enough to hate on the movies.
They were alright. The first three were great.
Whoops...my Tolkien beard was not on completely straight.
I have no idea where I got that number from. Aragorn would have been about a teenager at the time of Hobbit's close.
Fucking hell he looks stupid. I am too cool to do this kind of stuff.
CGI is technically cartoons
You keep telling people you're cool but that's the number one thing cool people aren't supposed to do.
How would you know, Square-ro?
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