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Just got back from the midnight showing

I just returned from seeing The Hobbit. Went with my daughter and her boyfriend. We got there an hour and one half before it started and it was a good thing we did since we still had to sit closer than I would have liked. I enjoyed it. It's a visual feast, had good qualities, and is certainly worth seeing, but it's not another LOTR. Not to worry, it's unlikely to make anyone sick or dizzy. It's 4:00 a.m. so I'll be brief and under a cut in case you don't want any spoilers.

It's wonderful to go back to Middle-earth. Omg, the scenery, just as one would expect. And Imladris, oh yes, so beautifully visualized, wanted much more there. The costumes are gorgeous. The elves are pictured as much more fey than they were in LOTR. But their appearance in all cases was breath-taking. Lindir (aka Figwit)even gets a part. Liked the humor,the acting, particularly Richard Armitage as Thorin. The CGI was incredible, especially the Bilbo/Gollum scene. It was very action-packed, almost too much so. Frenetic in parts. And I have a hard time with the increasing tendency of movies to have lots of gravity-defying, bouncy falls from great heights. I just hurt all over watching it. lol. I'm not sure I liked all the changes from the Hobbit or the addition of a nemesis for Thorin in the form of Azog. This seems even more like fanfic than LOTR was. It also had a cartoonish quality that was perhaps suited to The Hobbit, which is a children's book, but I miss the adult quality of LOTR. I felt somewhat unsatisfied by it and it wasn't just because it ended mid-quest, which we all know. I suspect the next two movies might be better. I have more to say but going to wait until tomorrow. We can all have a good discussion and thoroughly dissect it. But now I'm yawning to beat the band. Later.
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