The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure was excellent. Why are the critics bashing it? Great question. I have seen a couple common themes when this critics tend to give poor reviews of the film, and there is my 2 cents:
The Hobbit was too long, does Peter Jackson know how to edit?
Sure, he does. He just does not like to especially when you have such a huge, rich story like the Lord of the Rings.
Richard Roeper was saying that the Gollum and Bilbo scene was too long! It was perfect, why would you edit one of the most important scenes in the entire Lord of the Rings series. I’m sorry, the film wasn’t 90 minutes flat and like most “just in it of the money” Rom-Com films with a story that is basic and predictable.
Really, 300 page children’s book into 3 movies!
I hate the children’ book reference. Yes, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the book for his children. Although, the Lord of the Ring series is not as simple as “The Cat in the Hat” or “Everybody Poops”. Hell, these books are more advanced than today’s popular series like Twilight/50 Shades of Grey/The Hunger Games which are either classified as children’s/young adult/adult level reading material.
This seems to be the most discussed topic about the Hobbit movies. Yes, it does sound a bit over the top. Although, after seeing the first movie and how well it was done I was left wanting more. The 2 hours and 40 minutes flew by very quickly.
I was also doubting and was judgmental going into the first showing thinking how the hell are they going to make it work. Can we watch the movies without going to the showing bias and mad because the Jackson decided to make 3 instead of 2 initially?
48 fps High Frame Rate (HFR) it was too real and/or distracting!
When I choose to watch the movie in 48 fps I went to the theater with an open mind and knew that I choose my fate. If I didn’t like it, well that’s on me. There was many options: IMAX 3D HFR, 3D HFR, or Digital 2D.
If you watched a movie at home and I asked you how is it and you reply, “Yeah, it was great! Good story, characters, I really enjoyed it. Although, I was sitting in this old wooden chair and it was hurting my back. So, it keep annoying me, so I give the movie a C.” Sounds crazy right? Critics are doing just that. Sure, give your opinion on the 48 fps High Frame Rate (HFR) but do not elaborate half of your review and pull out a thesaurus full of insults.
By the way, the best 3D movie (visually) since Avatar.
Bottom Line: It’s good, visually amazing, story is good, and the characters are entertaining…See it! Do not trust the critics!
If The Hobbit was made before The Lord of the Rings, it would be embraced much better by the critics, yes or no?