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Old December 5 2012, 12:45 PM   #1306
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I love all the length of LOTR, but King Kong was a bloated mess. No excuse for them taking 45 minutes to reach the island. There was a spectacular 90 minute movie lurking inside there...
It's almost as if Peter Jackson made that movie with those fan editors in mind.

Seriously, I didn't hate it, but have never once re-watched it. One of the critics said it best: "Hollywood needs an enema, and Peter Jackson needs an editor". This movie should be taught in film schools. "How not to edit a movie 101"
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Old December 5 2012, 12:53 PM   #1307
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I just watched the first two episodes of The Colbert Report's "Hobbit Week" and they both left me in stitches. Stephen Colbert is probably one of the biggest Tolkien nerds on the face of the planet and his glee for Middle Earth and Peter Jackson's films directly reflects my own. I loved his interviews with Ian McKellen, who is the epitome of cool, and Martin Freeman, who is so gracious in his new found stardom. Lastly, I don't know what's more awesome: The fact that Stephen Colbert smokes pipe-weed at the beginning of the second episode or that Martin Freeman is a big fan of Legos.

I look forward to Peter Jackson's and Andy Serkis' appearances.
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Old December 5 2012, 01:30 PM   #1308
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McKellan: "I don't know Gandalf's middle name."
Colbert: "Fifty Shades of."
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Old December 5 2012, 03:27 PM   #1309
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^ Hilarious!

Almost as good: Legless Lego Legolas
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Old December 5 2012, 04:38 PM   #1310
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Pretty detailed review by the Armchair Director guys Crandall and Mercy.

Spoilers...

Part One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2e5wGGaEl8&hl=en&fs=1&">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2e5wGGaEl8&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344">

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Old December 5 2012, 06:04 PM   #1311
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I can't believe they stretched that review into two parts, they clearly could have condensed it into one.
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Old December 5 2012, 10:33 PM   #1312
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Just be thankful they didn't stretch it out to three.
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Old December 5 2012, 11:17 PM   #1313
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Just be thankful they didn't stretch it out to three.


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Old December 6 2012, 12:16 AM   #1314
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McKellan: "I don't know Gandalf's middle name."
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^ Hilarious!

Almost as good: Legless Lego Legolas
Both moments left me in stitches.
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Old December 6 2012, 05:38 AM   #1315
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I have to say, I've never been a huge fan of Colbert ... but I love his unabashed enthusiasm for these films. Whether or not they turn out to live up to expectations, or even be any good ... might as well enjoy the anticipation. Have fun with it.
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Old December 6 2012, 06:49 AM   #1316
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Grading thread is up!

We can take the discussion of reviews over there if you all like, or keep it in here, whichever works.
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Old December 6 2012, 11:02 PM   #1317
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I think it's pretty save to say that many reviewers are LotR fanboys whose extremely high expectations (that are not even met by the LotR films themselves) got disappointed.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:14 AM   #1318
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McKellan: "I don't know Gandalf's middle name."
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^ Hilarious!

Almost as good: Legless Lego Legolas
Both moments left me in stitches.
Last night's visit by Andy Serkis was just as fun, that guy just embodies his characters. And Ian McKellan's five-second, three-word cameo was priceless.

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Old December 7 2012, 02:01 AM   #1319
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Empire has a thoughtful review of the movie (48 FPS version).

(Edit: Total Film also has a review here).
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Old December 7 2012, 02:16 AM   #1320
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I'm reading LOTR for the first time in a few years, having just seen FOTR:EE again, and my appreciate for the films just continues to grow. FOTR was such a brilliant condensing of the book, cutting out what wasn't needed yet keeping so many of those wonderful bits of dialogue and splendor. What a wonderful book, and what a wonderful adaptation. Bring on The Hobbit! Part One!
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