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5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and great set up for next movie, 6 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + UV Copy] [2013] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I never liked lord of the rings movies,turned off halfway through ,just not into the whole middle earth world there set in.things like world of warcraft just dont appeal to me.i prefer fiction set in the real world such as harry potter,pure fiction could never happen but in the film world it can happen as harry is a normal boy on a normal street.not a dwarf surrounded by goblins and minotaurs whatever other creatures they have.so when hobbit was released i purely only seen it based on meeting sylvestor mccoy around him filming it and he saying how much fun it was so gave it a go.i loved the first one so much i searched weekly for the release of the second,never have i anticipated a film so much.fair enough it wasnt as good as the first,but desolation of smaug was still brilliant,just the first one was so good its impossible to be better.the second film is more story driven with obvious plot points being spelled put like people are stupid ,although theres still plenty of action compared to a standard film such as the jumping on barrels in the water,that sequence was worth the money on its own.the ending of the film is one of the most obvious set ups for a sequel in the entire history of cinema,but as a sequel was already known its hardly surprising.i did hear a few groans as it just randomly ended just as hobbit found of the town was in danger,clearly a clever trick to make people see the next one rather than have them as stand alone films ,although they are standalone from lord of the rings as i know a few people who hated or never seen lord of the rings yet all highly reccommended both hobbit films.also the first is mostly standalone if you have no intention to see any other film from hobbit its still enjoyable.
Imglad theres not been much moaning about the books as thats so annoying how people that dont understand movie making take sulks over scene changes and scene cuts in the book to movie transfer.the tagline based on the book rather than copies the book exact should give it away,but harry potter and twilight fans never let it rest how films ruined the books yet for majority of population who hadnt heard of the books nevermind read them,the films are perfect just like the hobbit films are.and should be watched by everyone who hates or hasnt seen lord of the rings as it seems to appeal to that group of people more than it appeals to current lord of the rings fans,even though a good film like this should appeal to everyone.
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Initial post: 7 Feb 2014 15:25:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Feb 2014 15:36:22 GMT
Vanity Kills says:
This is the first review I have actually read on Amazon and if this gibberish is the typical standard then I doubt I'll be reading any more.
There is absolutely nothing in this review that gives any information remotely indicative to the quality of the film. There were no details about the dialogue, the casting, the feel of the film, the characters or the quality of the acting, being informed that a scene where characters jump barrels is really good doesn't really influence me to go out and spend money.
The person who wrote this drivel then decides to go on a meandering rant about people who read books and make comparisons between the page and the screen.
I can only imagine the diatribe he would spout if somebody had the gall to mention that the character Red from The Shawshank Redemption brilliantly portrayed Morgan Freeman is actually a red haired white man in the novella. Having read the novella first I already had a picture of how I believed Red would look, however due to his fantastic performance I couldn't imagine anyone other than Morgan Freeman playing that role. Would the individual who posted this waffle call me a sulk because I had dared to note that unlike the character described in the book Morgan Freeman was neither red haired or white?.

Posted on 8 Feb 2014 02:17:06 GMT
J. Jordan says:
"I never liked lord of the rings movies... ,just not into the whole middle earth world there set in.things like world of warcraft just don't appeal to me." Sorry what?

Amazon needs to stop pre-release reviews, especially write-ups like this that have nothing to do with the Blu-ray release, but have an impact on how it's rated here. Please... with a capital P.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2014 09:44:44 GMT
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Posted on 4 Apr 2014 14:28:30 BDT
Ah yes, the Harry Potter films; set in the "real world" of magic...

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Apr 2014 09:48:06 BDT
I hate people who think that Harry Potter is better than Lord of the Rings or my personal favourite "Lord of the rings copied Harry Potter" In case you didn't know Lord of the rings was written way before Harry Potter was even thought of. What is the world coming to.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2015 05:02:14 BDT
I say i like the hobbit and people start insulting harry potter,hmmm makes sense NOT.yes harry potter has magic in it but its still real world,lotr is set in a fictional place where as harry potters in london and for most part and features only humans for the most part.lotr is exactly like world of warcraft where as harry potter is more like the show heroes or even marvel films where super powers are in a real setting,not some fictional world like world of warcraft full of only goblins and everything else.the fact the 2 films of harry potter and lotr are even compared is laughable.harry potter is NOTHING like lotr and thats a good thing.it copies nothing and is miles better in every way.
But the hobbit trilogy was still very enjoyable despite everyones hate on here for it,even so called lotr fans.most amazon users have far too much hate and negativity in them,its sickening and very sad
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