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Today, I saw The Hobbit in the theaters for the second time and my take on is the same. I loved the movie and looking for it coming out on video. The story, characters, atmosphere, soundtrack, and the action was all very good. I do admit the movie does start very slow, supposely it takes 40 minutes for us out of the Bilbo's house and the Shire for the movie to really begin. All of the scenes in the movie have its place and reason so a slow movie is required to build up for the next two parts of the Hobbit, The first movie whole reasoning was to develop the character Bilbo, he was an unsure, scared, and appeared to be lost when he first joined up the dwarfs to someone who was completely opposite at the very end.
The Hobbit did used even more CGI compared to Lord of the Rings. Many of the races and creatures done in LOTR in costume or makeup was done in CGI instead, like all the orcs, goblins, trolls and wargs. There are film critics would think this is a problem for Hobbit. The real reason for why its problem really I dont understand. The Hobbit was made ten years after LOTR and so the technology have improved enough for many added scenes with the help of CGI. The big thing critics forget with a film is to achieve suspension of disbelief among everyone in the audience.
Lord of the Rings Goblin.
Goblin from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Which one of these images makes it easier for suspension of disbelief? For me, it is the second image from The Hobbit. My brain is tricked in thinking the goblin is a real character in the world he is in and I begin to care. First image was Lord of the Rings goblin and could tell right away its someone in makeup so it causes me to lose interest and not care who they are. My goal for any movie as big as The Hobbit is to get lost in its lore and having believeable looking and acting characters help.
I would have to admit I am a fan of CGI in movies when done right, The Hobbit is an example of that kind of movie. The Hobbit has a great story and uses CGI to as a tool to help the film reach the audiences ability to get lost in the film. Avengers and Spiderman 4 are other movies have done well with using CGI as a tool to help with the story that couldnt have been done without it. Transformers 3 and Battleship is example of movies that have done CGI poorly with movies with weak stories.
I dont understand why anyone would think CGI in movies is a problem. I am really lost in the logic in the matter, maybe because I look at movies in a different way, to be entertained. For those critics to think CGI is a bad thing, I would disagree with you in full.
This is my first blog in months.
Yesterday, I decided to buy new headphones to replace the ones I currently using now. The current ones will soon bit the dust, there is a short inside the headset that makes the right speaker turn off. My new ones should arrive by next Wednesday, in time for E3.
Just like so many other people, I did not like the ending to Mass Effect. The final explaination to why the Reapers were killing off everyone so that way they could prevent artificial intelligence from denying future organic life development in the galaxy. If I were to have control the story of Mass Effect how could I reorganize the characters and storyline so it made more sense?
The reapers is an all powerful entity expanding to more then one hundred other galaxy across the universe for over a billion years and their goal is to allow rise and fall of advanced space faring civilizations and prevent over domination by interfere the development of other races that have not yet achieve faster then light travel (FTL). They would have created Mass Effect relays, the Citadel and other structures to attract advanced civilizations by giving them two laws. The laws is advanced warning in preventing the civilizations destruction. The reapers dont interfere how each races deal with each other, like if one is at war, developing genophage, or organizations like the Alliance.
50,000 years ago the Protheans and an artificial intelligence created by the Protheans were at war with each other. Both parties were the most dominating and advanced of anything at that time and the reapers allowed them to continue until their conflict got so out of control it would have effect other non FTL development. This led to the sudden disappearance of both races and the sudden rise of 23 races across the galaxy from left over Prothean technology over the last 1,500 years.
Asari was the first to advance then shortly after four others. The Alliance was established by Asari and the four other civilizations joined in. Five more joined over the course of a thousand years, while 13 others were aware of the alliance existance by did not take part of. The non members were still allow to travel to the Citadel, take part in trade, communication and make residence. The citadel and a near by planet it is orbiting, is home to more then 4 billion of mixed races across the galaxy.
Humans is the newest member of the Alliance and the relationship with each race was mixed. They were friends with Asari, Quarians, Turians, and Salarians. The worst enemy was the Collectors who saw Humans as invaders, because Humans had quickly increase its territory in the galaxy. Mining and colonies were attacked by Collectors including joint Turian and Human installations which caused both to take cause to stop them.
Shepard is a newly founded commander and comes to Citadel as all other races look down upon him. A rogue Taurian leader along with Drell and Vorcha targeted Alliance infracture throughout the galaxy including the attempt to kill all of the council members until Shepard pushes back. The rogue Taurian leader along with is generals are killed the day is saved by Shepard causing the trust of Humans enough to join the Council.
The Collectors troubles began to escalate to the point where war was evitable. Shepard is there to stop the Collectors from attacking Human settlements to prevent all out war. They search for the leader of the Collectors who are responible for the push and kill him at the end. Killing of then instantly stops the Collectors attacks toward Human colonies forever.
The Collectors five years later became ultra aggressive and effected two non FTL civilizations. The Alliance was suddenly alerted for probable trouble from the reapers. Shepard mission was liberate one of the planets collectors are attempting to capture, warn them about the reapers, and even align at least nine races in the galaxy to defend the collectors from the reapers. At the end of Mass Effect story, it would show humans as being able to forgive and take pity to a known foe and this caused the collectors to end their aggression. The whole point of Mass Effect storyline would for Shepard show great leadership and help prove human unique role in the galaxy while other races might not show.
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