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View Poll Results: How would you grade The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?
A+ 32 16.58%
A 52 26.94%
A- 38 19.69%
B+ 28 14.51%
B 15 7.77%
B- 9 4.66%
C+ 1 0.52%
C 8 4.15%
C- 2 1.04%
D+ 3 1.55%
D 1 0.52%
D- 3 1.55%
F 1 0.52%
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Old December 12 2012, 09:58 PM   #76
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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

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^ You think that guy lacked enthusiasm?
Just watch his Avatar review.

But be warned. And take Xanax or something.
Pass. If he loved Avatar, I know everything I need to know...
Agreed. As soon as I saw that, I stopped caring about what he thought.
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Old December 13 2012, 12:15 AM   #77
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His Mass Effect 3 review was pretty good.
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Old December 13 2012, 05:03 AM   #78
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Jeremy Jahns' review hit YouTube today:



For those of you who don't follow his videos - he's a major LOTR fan, in fact, he often says those are his favorite movies ever.

He obviously liked The Hobbit quite a bit, but he didn't seem all that ecstatic this time. Notice that he didn't give it his trademark "awesometacular" verdict.
Couldn't finish it. The guy sounds like his on coke or something. I'm assuming he liked it but didn't love it, yeah?
He's like a shitty, broken, prototype of Ben Affleck someone dug out of mothballs and is fueling with plutonium.
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Old December 13 2012, 05:28 AM   #79
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Couldn't finish it. The guy sounds like his on coke or something. I'm assuming he liked it but didn't love it, yeah?
He's like a shitty, broken, prototype of Ben Affleck someone dug out of mothballs and is fueling with plutonium.[/QUOTE]

There are very very very very very very very few internet reviewers I can stand. It's one reason to hate the technology that enables humans to record themselves and post it on the web. Just because its possible, doesn't mean we want to hear your opinion. No matter how sarcastically you deliver it.

So, yes. I mostly avoid internet movie reviewers.
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Old December 13 2012, 07:55 AM   #80
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Just got back from seeing it.

I had no issue with the 48fps - don't see what all the fuss is about.

The verdict: Hmmm. I will say to you what I will say to friends and family: If you were a big fan of the LOTR trilogy, by all means, see it. There are some scenes that tie into the Trilogy that are a joy to see on film. As for the primary story of *this* trilogy - I'm left wanting. They seem far too aware that they have three movies to meander through to reach their destination.

I have no regrets forking over money to see the first chapter on the big screen. However, at it's conclusion my first thought was "we'll wait for the DVD next time". Not a resounding endorsement at all.

So, not anything close to middle-earth shattering good, but not a total loss. I really don't think there was ever enough meat on these bones to justify three movies. A shame, really.

6/10.

A few random observations:

-Sylvester McCoy was fun.

-Christopher Lee! I had forgotten he was in it! Great geek out moment with Saruman, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel all in the same scene. I would have rather stayed with the mystery of The Necromancer and the returning darkness, but we had to get back to the Dwarves.

-The Eagles! ... Again. It makes me laugh that the eagles are clearly on the side of good and at Gandalf's beck and call, yet never stick around to - oh, I dunno - fly them all the way to their destination.
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Old December 13 2012, 04:08 PM   #81
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Whoever said Sylvester McCoy was akin to Jar-Jar in this film should be bitch-slapped in public place.
I found the movie absolutely stunning. I like how it was foreshadowing the events of the LOTR trilogy but it stayed on its own course, which was an adventure/treasure hunt.
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Old December 13 2012, 06:28 PM   #82
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I was wondering if anyone knows definitively if the Trek 9 minute trailer is only in IMAX theaters or at all showings of the film? The only reason I'm seeing this film and not waiting for the DVD is because of the Trek trailer.
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Old December 13 2012, 07:07 PM   #83
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I was wondering if anyone knows definitively if the Trek 9 minute trailer is only in IMAX theaters or at all showings of the film? The only reason I'm seeing this film and not waiting for the DVD is because of the Trek trailer.
I'm sure soon enough the 9 minutes will be on the web. Why not save yourself money?
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Old December 13 2012, 07:16 PM   #84
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It'll only be w/the IMAX version, which is SOP for this sort of thing...

...I'm going tonight, undecided about 2d vs 48fps 3D, which my theater does offer. I think I'll see it in 2D first and then go for the other if it warrants a rewatch.
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Old December 13 2012, 07:18 PM   #85
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I'm sure soon enough the 9 minutes will be on the web. Why not save yourself money?
That's true. In fact, I'm surprised that it isn't up already.
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Old December 13 2012, 08:01 PM   #86
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I was wondering if anyone knows definitively if the Trek 9 minute trailer is only in IMAX theaters or at all showings of the film? The only reason I'm seeing this film and not waiting for the DVD is because of the Trek trailer.
I'm sure soon enough the 9 minutes will be on the web. Why not save yourself money?
To be fair, IMAX 9 minute preview >>>>> crappy cam quality leaked 9 minute preview.
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Old December 13 2012, 09:43 PM   #87
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I was wondering if anyone knows definitively if the Trek 9 minute trailer is only in IMAX theaters or at all showings of the film? The only reason I'm seeing this film and not waiting for the DVD is because of the Trek trailer.
The non-IMAX have a trailer, but, not the "First 9 minutes of the movie" that IMAX has (And not all IMAX showings have the 9 minutes either)
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Old December 13 2012, 09:53 PM   #88
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Just back from seeing it, brilliant movie!
Only complaint is Glamdring still doesn't glow and neither does Orcrist.
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Old December 13 2012, 09:54 PM   #89
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Just back from seeing it, brilliant movie!
Only complaint is Glamdring still doesn't glow and neither does Orcrist.
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Old December 13 2012, 10:33 PM   #90
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The non-IMAX have a trailer, but, not the "First 9 minutes of the movie" that IMAX has (And not all IMAX showings have the 9 minutes either)
How do you find out which theaters have the trailer and not? They aren't advertising - at least here in ATL - whether they do or not?

I guess I could call too.
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