This was an awesome
movie...but a horrible
adaptation :/ If this wasn't The Hobbit, if it was an original fantasy story that was new just with this movie trilogy, it would be the coolest thing ever and I would love it to bits and pieces. It's a really good movie.
But because it's impossible to forget that it is
The Hobbit, there's always that smidgeon of disappointment.
The battles were awesome, as I knew they would be (especially the one against the Necromancer!), and though I'm still scratching my head over why the bats and the worms (*coughDunecough*) were necessary, that was quite an exciting trip. But my favorite parts were the character stuff and...basically every second Bilbo was on screen. MARTIN FREEMAN WHY ARE YOU SUCH AN AMAZING ACTOR. I loved what they did with Thorin's "dragon sickness," and Bilbo's frustration with the whole situation. And while it never affected me in the book and I don't feel particularly attached to any of the characters,
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Thorin's death
brought tears to my eyes. Mostly because I have never seen such raw, believable acting as what Martin Freeman did in that scene. It was staggering.
And that credits song! T_T Oh my heart.... I'm really glad they got Billy Boyd to sing it; it was like he was the spokesman for everyone involved in LotR, telling us all farewell.
But I was really hoping Tauriel would die in this movie
You can find out things about the past that you never knew. And from what you've learned, you may see some things differently in the present. You're the one that changes. Not the past.
- Ellone, Final Fantasy VIII
"There's a difference between maliciously offending somebody - on purpose - and somebody being offended by...truth. If you're offended by the truth,
that's your problem. I have no obligation to not offend you if I'm speaking the truth. The truth is supposed
to offend you; that's how you know you don't got it."
- Brad Stine