Skipped The Hobbit movie in theaters due to word of mouth, but finally got around to watching it on blue ray this weekend. There was some cool scenes. Mostly the quiet stuff like everything with Galadriel. And Bilbo the morning after the Dwarves visit, one could read his mind as he wandered his home- with everything put back in place after the chaos of the previous evening.
But... when did Middle Earth become part of the Roadrunner Show? Falling down massive chasms without harm? Domino trees? And poor Radagast the Brown, not one of my favorite characters by far- but must he now be forever connected to bird droppings? It was almost a case of split personality, half the movie seemed set in Middle Earth. The other half was more Keystone Cops.
I remember in 2001 walking out of the theater thinking, "yes- we could do all that in games". And now, I'm thinking "no we can't, and we don't want to". What a difference a decade and fame can make in a director.
Way of the Wicked
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