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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Reaches $500 Million Worldwide

CB: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues to roll through the holiday weekend, crossing $500 million at the global box office according to the latest estimates from Warner Bros.

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terribunk2945d ago

Worst movie I saw all year personally.

pompombrum2945d ago

You must not watch many movies then.

KingPin2945d ago (Edited 2945d ago )

care to tell us whats so bad about it?

personally though i might have to agree with you even though i havent watched it but jusging from the first one alone i have no intention of watching this.

i could have done that entire first movie in 15-20mins tops. they took 3 hours.

i wasnt the biggest fan of LOTR movies but i didnt think they were absolute rubbish either but with this.....sigh...i know when im being milked.

not to mention i actually had to study this book for english literature back in school. so yeah, i think i know what im talking about when it comes to this one book having read it more than once from cover to cover.

pompombrum2945d ago

The second movie was a lot better than the first however it still suffers from being drawn out. Unlike the first though, I found myself never wanting it to end, easily one of my top three movies I've seen this year.

coolbeans2945d ago

The thing is though, the way in which most of the elements that come into play here yet are not in the book sort of make sense from a filmmaking perspective. If you want to draw out a big confrontation between various races and orcs, you're going to need to give out a lot of time to world-building and added dialogue for character arcs. When it comes to Gandalf leaving at a whim, the audience is going to need an understanding of the necromancer sub-plot that's further discussed in some of Tokien's other works.

Admittedly, there are times in which the drawn-out action sequences and walky bit does start to feel like Jackson's a bit 'comfortable,' but there's really no other creative team that seems to get the richness of this universe like him and his crew.

Defectiv3_Detectiv32945d ago

Haven't seen it yet, but I enjoyed the last hobbit. It's basically Peter Jackson's Pirates of the Caribbean, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. The movie does definitely suffer from ADD though, there is constantly some huge action scene taking place and a lot of it is just padding.

johny52945d ago

Great and now maybe they will make The Silmarillion into a trilogy or quadrilogy or the copious amounts of Token literature that are way more interesting then the Hobbit!

cell9892945d ago

I would welcome that with open arms

listenkids2945d ago

Shame it'll never happen.

johny52945d ago

If they do make a new movie based on one of tokens books they need to use as much real world locations as possible and only use CGI for all but the upmost impossible shots!

That's why Lord of the Rings is so renowned just like the original Star Wars because they used a lot of practical effects and stunts and only let the actors express emotions to the viewer instead of cheap thrills and bland humor to advance the story!

Might I add that I'm not against CGI when used moderately it's just when they put the sole emphasize on it that it makes a movie look uninspiring since every other movie does the same.

For The Silmarillion they need to use an all new cast of actors in real world locations instead of behind a green screen half of the time and instead of using CGI to get the viewers attention use Emotions, Drama and Feelings to make the viewers relate!