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Jacko Does It Again!!,
This review is from: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [DVD + UV Copy]  (DVD)Unlike some, I'm not bothered that Peter Jackson elected to turn a very short book into a trilogy. I've loved the book since childhood, but always felt it could have been so much more. In the hands of Jacko we get the full monty. Yes, it's long - but mesmerising. It's so good to see the "history" of the main players. And let's get something straight; from start to finish, there is no 'padding'. It's a beautifully filmed work of art.
It does have minor faults, (tho'in my 58 years I've never seen a perfect film), but Jackson was born to make this movie. For me, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy (taken as one) ranks as one of the top 3 greatest films ever made, and he's doing it again!
Let's face it - Jackson will never be rated as a GREAT director - King Kong was an unmitigated piece of ****!!! But I don't think any other director on the planet could handle Tolkien so sensitively, or acurately. He is just made for this, it's his reason for being here, and I will always love the man for making my dreams come to life.
Stunning film. great acting, lots of humour, OTT action, awesome New Zealand scenery again. I can't wait to see Smaug in all his glory! Just bloody brilliant. :)
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Initial post: 13 Feb 2013 08:52:03 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Feb 2013 08:54:18 GMT
Disagree on the King Kong comment. I thought it was an outstanding remake of such an old classic, excellently modernised. Sorry, just felt the need to say ;-)
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Feb 2013 07:04:21 GMT
I like King Kong, I found it mesmerising right from I'm sitting on top of the world song. I grew up watching his Zombie film - it was the film I liked when I was a kid, but later I found out that he made that film that I liked. Kind of like with Bowie.
Posted on 29 Mar 2013 20:28:46 GMT
Disagree - Jackson's King Kong is underrated for some reason. Stands-up to repeated viewings. What more can one want from a film about a giant Gorilla anyway?
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