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Immediate Hobbit reaction [Dec. 14th, 2012|04:20 am]
Lady Korana
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(no spoilers outside what you could see in the trailers)


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.

[User Picture]From: tarotgal
2012-12-14 09:26 am (UTC)
My instant reaction is on my blog as well. I'm glad you liked it too!!!!!! I did adore Kili. I wish we could have gotten to know all of the dwarves better... but there are more movies. Yay! And, hey, did you see the dwarf women? Brief but there in the destruction scene. heehee

I cried at Rivendell as well. I teared up at the mountain pass--so gorgeous. And actually, in non-3-D it was kind of blurry with the camera pans as well. I remember thinking that a few times. I guess I'll compare after seeing it later today.

I went to the bathroom RIGHT BEFORE the trailers started, but I only sipped my friggin $5.25 water and was SO dehydrated at the end I could barely talk, my throat closing up (shouldn't have done that hours after getting allergy shots LOL). Not a great solution, but I didn't have to go. Not a recommended trade-off, though.

It really was so beautiful and wonderful to see more--like PJ's just opening up a door to the world and letting us see more of it. I'm so glad it turned out this way and I can't wait for the next two movies now!
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[User Picture]From: ladykorana
2012-12-14 09:34 am (UTC)
LOL, yeah, I didn't get up and go. I would have had to be truly desperate to do that on opening night. But I didn't appreciate that last warg battle, LOL.

During all my LOTR viewings, I got really good and figuring out what spot I wanted to use the restroom during (often an Arwen or Treebeard sequence, sorry guys!). TMI, I know.

Next time, Mirkwood, Mirkwood. I am so beyond desperate to see the palace Legolas grew up in. And maybe him acting as prince, or out on patrol, or any of the other things I've read fanfic about. :)
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[User Picture]From: ladykorana
2012-12-14 09:36 am (UTC)
Oh, and I did see the dwarf women. I was kinda hoping they'd actually have beards. :)
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[User Picture]From: tarotgal
2012-12-14 09:57 am (UTC)
I was hoping for beards as well! LOL

Also, I'm both anxious and hesitant to see Mirkwood. I desperately want to see it... but I have such a strong picture of it in my head from my own fanfics and it's going to be different, I'm sure.
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[User Picture]From: ladykorana
2012-12-14 10:00 am (UTC)
I do too. But Erebor was so much more breathtaking than I'd ever imagined, so I'm optimistic.
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[User Picture]From: tarotgal
2012-12-14 10:08 am (UTC)
OMG Erebor! Absolutely! The mines were all beautiful and humming along--so much more elaborate than I'd imagined in my fics. I loved how many layers there were to the processes and all the moving parts and glowy rocks.
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