Originally Posted by zoey67
Another big +1 here too. No freakin sh1t, what is up with all this bombardment for The Hobbit trailers in every channel, Tv show. It's always the same ole crap...the panning of the vast mountain and landscape with the sappy stoic narration of this amazing universe. We had a decade of LOTR which were all a bunch of over the top seriousness nonsense BS and now we have to deal with another decade of The Hobbit series..which is really LOTR lite in which they just changed the name. Seems like all the characters from LOTR and back here also. Same with the Harry Potter crap...all these movies somehow are very successful for the studios which leaves me scratching my head. Guess there's a lot of nerds and geeks out there I'm not aware of.
Just a heads up....we are all "nerds and geeks". Anyone who visits a forum on a regular basis called Audio Video Science qualifies. You are a nerd as well, so am I. Who cares as I love this hobby.
I strongly disagree with you about both the LOTR (and Hobbit to some degree) and the HP series. I have run through both this holiday season and will be wrapping up (pun intended for Christmas) with RotK EE tonight. If you are TRULY left "scratching your head" on how these movies could
be so successful, all the core concepts of these films flew right over your cynical little head. LOTR in particular at its core is exploring things that can be related to no matter if you are living in Middle Earth or planet Earth. Love, hate, enemies, friendships, good, evil, relationship dynamics, hard work, determination, greed, trying to do the right thing, good eventually overcoming evil, death, life, etc........do I really have to explain to you how and why these films are so successful? All the fancy wrapping of Middle Earth and trolls, dragons, wizards, elfs, goblins, ballrogs, etc.............are just fancy icing for the underlying core elements of all the things we deal with and experience as human beings. I am not saying you have to like the films by any means as movies are subjective as far as how well they get these things across for a variety of reasons, but how you could be left "scratching your head" over the success of these films has me scratching my head.
I have never had ANY interest in seeing the Twilight films for example, but even what little I have seen I can certainly understand the success at least as I can see this type of thing appealing to a certain demographic (not that it only applies to that demographic) in particular. Just because I have no interest, I can still be level headed enough to understand how it could be popular.
To stay on topic, I thought MoS was overall well done. Not a perfect movie (what is?), but I liked the more serious and dark tone of the film where we did not see a goofy Clark Kent in particular (that might be coming though next film). Curious to see where the next version heads.