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Old February 13 2013, 10:05 AM   #46
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Re: Peter Jackson - Overrated?

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As I often tell my brother, "Everybody you know" is not a valid sample for gauging the opinion of the general public.
Does it count if Bob agrees?

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The Hobbit has already made a billion. What makes you say people aren't interested?
Nobody in the office went to see it. Everybody went to see Fellowship.
Well to be fair I actually agree there's less interest in the people I know about The Hobbit too and I think a lot of that is to do with the split over 3 films thing,
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Old February 13 2013, 10:36 AM   #47
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As I often tell my brother, "Everybody you know" is not a valid sample for gauging the opinion of the general public.
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Nobody in the office went to see it. Everybody went to see Fellowship.
Well to be fair I actually agree there's less interest in the people I know about The Hobbit too and I think a lot of that is to do with the split over 3 films thing,
No, doesn't count. Bob doesn't know what he's talking about.
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Old February 14 2013, 01:53 AM   #48
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Old February 17 2013, 02:51 AM   #49
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Re: Peter Jackson - Overrated?

Why would any being expect people to be as jazzed to see the Hobbit as the Lord of the Rings?

The HObbit is engaging and charming, but it isn't the work of Lord of the Rings. It isn't even close.

In my life I only know one person who likes the Hobbit more then Lord of the Rings, and that's only because that person couldn't ever get through Lord of the Rings.

I never, ever thought the film would be as popular or critically successful as Lord of the Rings, because the source material isn't.
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Old February 17 2013, 09:57 PM   #50
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Only recently I've seen The Lovely Bones, and holy shit, that was some horrible film. But then it's an adaptation, and the original novel is award-winning and best-selling. So it's probably just me finding it absolutely inappropriate and tasteless.
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Old February 18 2013, 01:58 AM   #51
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I think he's rated perfectly.
I think so too - which is to say, he's well known among movie fans and geeks, but is hardly a household name in the same vein as Speilberg or equally accomplished directors. The Lord of the Rings films were a great achievement, especially considering their contemporaries in the fantasy genre included the abysmal Dungeons and Dragons and Star Wars prequels.

I think he has just enough talent to make wonderful films out of another person's story and universe, and enough will to have sold the idea to a major studio. But I have seen no evidence thus far that he has any big ideas himself, and feel he should probably stick to re-imagining other people's ideas (as he is currently doing).
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