We finally got around to seeing The Hobbit this weekend, in 3D. I can’t say the 3D was worth it but a few scenes were cool. Overall, it was good but I think stretching it to three movies is, well, a stretch. What I remember is that hour and a half cartoon from childhood that managed to get everything important in there which made me wonder why Peter Jackson can’t make one two and a half hour movie that gets all the major story arcs in there with some cool effects. Many great sites have reviewed the movie so if you’re interested, google. My reason for relaying this information is entirely unrelated to the actual movie.
If you saw the movie, you probably saw the preview for The Wizard of Oz. I’m not a huge fan, mostly because of the singing. I’m not sure if there’s going to be singing in the new one but the flying monkeys are still there. I don’t get flying monkeys. Just don’t. Anyway, this happened after the preview.
Me to husband: “I don’t get flying monkeys.”
Husband: “Well, I don’t get blue police boxes.”
*sigh* He’s never going to get Doctor Who.
Now, a weekly reading round up of sorts — I finished Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide which was very interesting in the way it was told. I’ll have more on it soon as I plan to write a review today. Yes, today. The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon was also good. I’ll have a review of that soon also because I plan to write a review of that tonight too. I’m planning to be busy later.
I bought three books the other morning: The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, The Last Page by Anthony Huso, and Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht. I read a sample of The Last Page and I can’t wait to read more but first, The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I started this shortly before heading out of town for the holidays and will pick it back up today. A few pages in and it’s as good as The Name of the Wind.
My question for you today, and getting back to the first topic of this post, did you see The Hobbit? In 3D? What did you think?
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We’ll be seeing it tonight, I think. On IMAX, which will be huge and worth a small bucket of popcorn. I did download the audio of The Hobbit and started listening to it. This will be the third or fourth time I’ve read it. It’s interesting that I can pick up new stuff every time.
Hey! The Last Page! That was worth a re-read for me. I rarely, rarely re-read. I’d forgotten how weird, grisly it is.
🙂 I bought The Last Page after you talked about it. I’m really looking forward to it after reading the sample.
I wish I had re-read The Hobbit before seeing it but it was still good. We saw it on IMAX too. It’s a beautiful movie. Enjoy.
I saw it opening weekend, and I agree, it didn’t have to be 3 movies. And even if it did, the first movie didn’t have to be that long.
I didn’t get to see the Wizard of Oz trailer, though! I’ll have to look that up!
Agree 100%! I liked it but it’s a long one.
Look up the trailer. It’s not normally my thing but this one looks good, even with the flying monkeys.
I saw The Hobbit in 2D because I just can’t get along with 3D cinema – it makes my head hurt and I just don’t enjoy it enough to justify the extra cost. I thought it was pretty good, though I don’t think they needed to go out of their way to turn it into a chase scene with the Pale Orc and everything – the original is exciting enough, IMHO 😛
3D gives me a headache too. It’s just too much to take in all at once. I get along better with 2D too but unfortunately this was the only screening we could get tickets for. I think I’ll survive seeing the next two movies in plain old 2D.
I agree! I don’t see the point of trying to make this more exciting. It already was. 🙂
I saw The Hobbit! Not in 3D. I thought that stretching it as long as this movie was, was way too long. But I say that as a girl who has never loved The Hobbit with her whole heart.
Never loved The Hobbit fully? Hmm. I have very fond memories of it but this movie didn’t add to those memories. I liked it, and the more I think about it, the more I like it, but it was all too much and all too long.
Can you believe I keep putting off reading The Wise Man’s Fear because I loved the first one so much?? I just don’t want to find myself out of Patrick Rothfuss books so I need to read much, much slower than he can write…
I agree! I finished The Wise Man’s Fear last night. It was wonderful! I’m now hoping he finishes the third book faster than usual. 🙂