|Immediate Hobbit reaction
||[Dec. 14th, 2012|04:20 am]
(no spoilers outside what you could see in the trailers)
OMG! OMG! OMG!
I freaking loved it! I think I'll see it non-3D next time, because it tended to get a bit blurry when Peter Jackson did some of his quick breaktaking camera pans, but I'm glad I got to experience it that way at least once.
My bladder did not. I'm out of practice for sitting through a 3 hr movie, plus 30 minutes of commercials and trailers beforehand. I'm sure I'll get better though. :)
But anyway: EEEEEEE! Still not used to the dwarves with so little beards, but I acknowledge the necessity to make all 13 of them look very distinct so the non-dwarven audience could tell them apart. Anyone else think Kili is the love child between Legolas and Gimli, who has traveled back in time to make sure history unfolds correctly so his parents meet? No? Just me then, haha. j/k
It was just so immensely great to see these characters on the screen again. And this universe. I nearly cried from joy upon seeing Rivendell.
They pulled the exact things from the appendices that I wanted them to pull and thought they would. I wasn't expected the way it was intercut, but I liked it. It really gave weight to the sense of growing power and evil behind the scenes, and tied it all together with the LOTR movies beautifully. Keep it up, guys!
The music was an utter joy. I'm still humming the Dwarf theme, and I probably will for days.