‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ vs. ‘Fellowship of the Ring’

Published 1 year ago by , Updated December 19th, 2012 at 6:56 am,

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit Wont Charge Extra for 48 FPS The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey vs. Fellowship of the Ring

Remember: both these films are excellent pieces of cinema, and many of the issues raised here with these Middle-earth adventures are founded on preference (be it an endorsement or critique). Hence, it you have a stronger liking for what Fellowship of the Ring strives to be, its flaws are bound to seem more trivial that An Unexpected Journey (and vice versa). However, at the end of the day, this writer feels that the latter accomplishes more of its goals than the former.

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 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is now playing in theaters.

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  1. the hobbit isnt worthy of licking fotr’s boots ….still by far the greatest of lot …it gave you a sense of realism that somehow this could of happened in the past ……10/10…..oh ps not like giant bunney rabbits pulling sleighs ..

    • John!Johnny!Johny boy!Based solely on your comments…Your name here should be John The Drunk!Because your comment made absolutely zero sense if any!

      • He doesn’t seem drunk, but you do. I completely agree with his comment. It’s like the difference between the Tyrannosaurus in Peter Jackson’s “King Kong” and the Tyrannosaurus in the original Jurassic park. One looks real, like it is actually happening right in front of you, and the other looks like CGI, like it is just a bunch of animation. Not to mention all the big falls and physically unrealistic scenes where characters get up without a scratch gives the Hobbit more similarity to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies than to Fellowship of the Ring…

  2. Most of the problems I have are little, nit picky things.They changed a whole hell of a lot to make it just like Lord of the Rings. Azog hunting the dwarfs, needless action scenes, the side story of the bird poop guy and the sense of impending doom of necromancer and a few others.

    Also, a lot of the dwarfs don’t look like their book descriptions, which is kind of annoying, but Fili bothered me the most. He doesn’t even look like a dwarf, like not even close. I mean, wouldn’t someone on the set just have said, “Yo, Fili doesn’t look like a Dwarf. Why doesn’t he have a beard or a big nose? His brother looks like a dwarf so he can’t be a secret elf spy or something like that. There is a reason for it right? It doesn’t really make sense to have one dwarf not look like all the other dwarfs when you spent so much time with the beards and makeup already. Did we run out or something? Cause I mean, there has to be a good reason cause people are probably going to notice something like that. And I’m not just talking about the nit picky die hard fans, anyone with eyes can see that guy doesn’t look AT ALL like any of the other dwarfs. I dunno, just seems kind of sloppy to me.”

    It was obvious they were trying to make it a huge block buster, which I just didn’t like. That being said, I can see why a lot of people did like it. It tied in a lot with LOTR, lots of action, cool effects. But to me it was obvious that The Hobbit was just a cash cow that they were doing everything they could to bleed dry.

  3. Gandalf says Lotr is the best you fools.!

  4. From my viewpoint, The Hobbit is a disgrace to the LOTR trilogy, especially after 10 years. I had to re-watch The Fellowship (in standard DVD format unlike the Super HD X 5 zillion megapixel IMAX 3D blah blah Hobbit version) just to be sure I wasn’t overreacting. The first five minutes of The Fellowship validated my disdain for The Hobbit.

    Hopefully, the next installments will be a better.