I've read a reviewer saying he'd make all three books with the time allowed for the first movie alone. I really liked it, but left the theater with as many doubts as I had before. I couldn't wait to return to Middle-earth but now I'm not sure if I want to go back to this new cartoon version. In my opinion wolverine is by far the most interesting of the x men characters. I'm particularly gratified by the casting of Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn which was a last minute stroke of luck when the actor first chosen for the part backed out due to differences with the director.
What more can be said of Ian McKellan's showcase portrayal of the wizard? Still others may prefer the Olympian elves - beautiful, pristine, sure and eternal. It reeks of cynical franchise care, and arguably disrespectful to the carefully crafted world that Tolkien created. Or is he now going to add the theme of the great contest of good versus evil to the unfolding reading? I could tell from the moment they met that Wolverine was going to get with Mariko, but part of me just would not accept it, up until that fatal night when they kissed. Hugo Weaving was very good as Elrond. He is joined by Gandalf, Legolas the elf, Gimli the Dwarf, Aragorn, Boromir and his three Hobbit friends Merry, Pippin and Samwise.
All these years of anticipation and this is what we get. At least Jackson makes real sets so it isn't a total wash out. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Subtitles An ancient Ring thought lost for centuries has been found, and through a strange twist in fate has been given to a small Hobbit named Frodo. He is well-represented in the movie. Their quest to destroy the One Ring is the only hope for the end of the Dark Lords reign! I don't care if this is Tolkien or Jackson or how much money it took to make the film.
Sure, the source material was written for children but I'm talking about the movie. All this is quite forgivable, compared to other things that went wrong. It just never gets boring! Radagast's involvement is pointless and his bunny sled is ridiculous. All through the movie I kept on having this big large smile sculpted into my face. The fight scenes were enjoyable though especially with the deadly ninja assassins creeping through the night, descending from rooftops and snapping necks like nobody's business. What really brings the movie down isn't its action though, but rather the culprit lies in the writing. Basically he's just some asshole who somehow wants to do bad things.
Watching 2 rock monsters fight for minutes is not captivating or cool, it's boring. Uh, and what else do we know about him? Gandalf is great but that is to be expected. However he does not go alone. Hobbiton is cute and very whimsical. All the other dwarfs are just there and if you were to ask me to name them and describe something about their character, I couldn't do it. Is she working for herself? It's exciting enough, but much of the action feels in service of the film- making technology on display rather than the story, and as such none of the stakes of the earlier films are built here. All of us have our own visions of the books, which may or may not be compatible with that of Jackson's, but I can safely assume that nobody can say they have a hundred percent the same vision of the story as Tolkien; that's the thing with books: each reader has a different vision of it.
But the White Council just talks and they never decide to act on anything. It is a fascinating moment of the story, that had to be shortened for obvious reasons. He focuses on the corrupting influence of the ring and, through this focus, the character of the chief protagonists of the story are revealed. Sean Bean gave an emotionally-charged performance as the tortured warrior. Pretty sick, think it's the first time I've seen it portrayed up-close in any movie. I felt more uneasy with how short the Council of Elrond was.
He has the ability to make Aragorn both menacing and kind. The camera is flying and whirling so limitlessly that it just doesn't feel like an authentic movie anymore. The main orc villain, Azog, looks fake. He also cries like a little girl. The Viper character was just creepy without any definable reason for why he was even there. Then, some years later, a second trilogy began, a prequel to the original, and the first installment of this second trilogy turned out to be awful.
The ostentatious villain that we never even learn why or how she came about to work for Yashida with undiminishing loyalty, or what her general goal was. As a side-effect, the much lighter tone will be jarring for a lot of established franchise fans, the very people the film seems to be primarily aimed at. The Lord of the Rings is a fairy-tale of myth and fantasy. The acting that goes with it is not good either. And no one wants to see him as wolverine fighting off the bad guys at 45, it would be unbecoming. What happened to the partial metal ones? The frame story doesn't blend in naturally and the history of Erebor has too much to show in too little time.
You could tell from the first glimpse that Frodo was special; Wood's pale, sharp features contrast sharply with the more ruddy, robust look of the rest of the hobbits. Just by kissing him in the middle of the night? All of this points to the fact that the film, even though it is a feast of special effects, focuses on character. Of course, the film is still entertaining at times and the 3D visuals are fun, but for me it is a massive disappointment. This movie has everything that a good movie needs to have, and more. Many say the beginning is slow but they're wrong. Liv Tyler is ethereal and breathtaking, but at the same time displays the courage and magic that make the Elves the beings they are. How can one make a claim like that! Beyond the fact that it would be awkward, beyond the fact that heart surgeons have to crack apart the ribs and then use a rib spreader, beyond the fact that his ribcage is saturated with adamantine, wouldn't the pain have caused him to black out? Most of the action is mediocre and offers no surprises you can tell from the situation who is gonna die and who is gonna hit who several seconds before they do so with the exception of a few really great scenes, but these scenes are scattered very far apart.
When Logan recovers from the atomic bomb blast, why does his hair grow back perfectly styled? This involves snot jokes, burping, poop hair, and lame one-liners. I really wanted to love it but it's hard not to ignore the many problems. Quite frankly, I can't wait for the two other movies. Build onto this is a predictable and lazy script with a few cheap jokes and a forced romance, and you have a movie that does little more than half-entertain you. Things that do work well for the most part in The Hobbit are sequences that come directly from the source novel. The story is shallow and pretentious and cardboard.