The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

“Saw this late on Thur. Next day at the office, a bunch of different people asked how it was. My response: “”It was a Hobbit movie””

And then I’d explain how I’m waiting for the internet to inevitably give me a two hour cut of the whole story that will be a _really_ good movie.

Yeah so a friend of mine, knowing the drill when it comes to planning movies with me, claimed this one a few weeks back, and was determined to see it as soon as possible. “”Hey I’m off that Thursday! There’s a 6:30 and a 9:30 at the IMAX”” “”I’ve got dance class until 9, but if you pick me up from there, and don’t mind me being a lil stinky, we can make the 9:30. Oh, and there’s no way I’ll stay awake for the whole thing””

So yes, we did make it to that showing, at the real IMAX, right as the previews were ending. And yes, I did end up dozing off for a bit. But I checked in after, and verified that I really missed nothing as I slept. Maybe one important interaction, but the rest was a lot of people walking. As Clerks 2 showed us these movies really are a lot of walking. Granted, that NSFW clip is talking about LOTR not Hobbit, but Hobbit is the worse offender.

Right so, there were some good moments and some important ones. They were just stretched really thin along with A LOT of battle sequences (which followed the walking), a couple of unnecessary LOTR tie ins, an unnecessary elf/dwarf love story, and an out of place Legolas trying to still be the prettiest in the movie. Please internet, give me the supercut soon!

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – \m/ \m/ \n”

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