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December 14th, 2012
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nano-review for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
your reaction to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will depend on the expectations with which you approach it.

you must not approach it as an adaptation of (part of) Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.

you must not approach it as a prequel to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.

you would do well to approach it as a fun but severely under-edited piece of fan fiction for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films.

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Date:December 14th, 2012 06:58 pm (UTC)
This might be exactly the advice I needed, thanks.
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Date:December 14th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
i can't promise that taking this advice will prevent anger and disappointment, of course, but i think it does increase one's odds of having an at least moderately positive film-going experience.
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Date:December 14th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
Interesting: my reaction to it was that a prequel of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films was exactly what it was.
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Date:December 15th, 2012 05:38 am (UTC)
dead on.
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Date:December 15th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
This pretty much summarizes my take on it, too- felt like it also had a bunch of weird tone shifts in it between its' capacity as an adaption of the book and the LotR prequel.

- HC
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Date:December 24th, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this. Going in with such low expectations and seeing it with some wonderful teenage friends, I had a great time watching the new release by Peter Jackson, despite the hitch where the beautiful three-hour New Zealand fantasy vacation film kept getting interrupted by characters and events that weren't even in a beloved childhood book whose name the film inexplicably borrowed. It's like watching Gary Gygax's childhood dreams.
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