Ln X wrote:
It had to be the pacing and you were probably expecting LOTR?
Never was a Lord of the Rings
fan, didn't enjoy the books I read and didn't enjoy the films. Middle Earth simply isn't my thing.
I think when we see movies, there is so much more to the experience than what we see on the screen. I'm sure that lots of people loved The Hobbit
/The Lord of the Rings
(I know my wife did) but I didn't. Sometimes our associations are so strong for something because it reminds us of childhood (I think this applies to my wife for Middle Earth stuff, me for Star Trek
) that we can look beyond the perceived flaws that others find because we've simply found a strong slice of nostalgia. Sometimes you go to something that you thought you wouldn't enjoy but do because the power of the company your with (went to World War Z
with the wife and enjoyed it far more than I ever expected). Sometimes you enjoy something simply because you have a pretty girl on your arm.
Star Trek Into Darkness
was an incredibly flawed film, but when I watch it I feel like I'm five again sitting in front of the 25" floor-model color TV we had. For that alone, I find it an incredibly compelling experience because not many things have that power. YMMV.