Is The Hobbit going to be best movie of 2012?

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#1 Posted by indzman (27377 posts) -

My instincts say The Hobbit going to be best movie of 2012, going to win many academy awards again like LOTR.

The Hobbit > The Avengers.The Dark Knight Rises.Skyfall ETC as no other movies released this year even comes close to the epicness and grandeur of J.R Tolkeins saga.

Can't wait for 15Th DEC, what about you guys?

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#2 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

I really liked TDKR but I also like LotR... This will be difficult for me.

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#3 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

It better be one of the best movies of the decade (all three). These movies should be striving for a lot more than best of the year.

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#5 Posted by thegerg (18279 posts) -
I don't know.
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#6 Posted by WolfattheDoor34 (3278 posts) -
no, it will not be the best movie of the year of course that has no bearing on whether it'll win the Oscar
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#7 Posted by dave123321 (35329 posts) -
When they put Colbert in the movie for a cameo role it made me think they weren't really treating the material or audience with respect.
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#8 Posted by CycleOfViolence (2813 posts) -

It should be great.

As for Academy Awards, the competition is stiff. It would likely be up against The Master, Argo, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Moonrise Kingdom and a few others for Best Picture.

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#9 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

When they put Colbert in the movie for a cameo role it made me think they weren't really treating the material or audience with respect.dave123321
I feel the same when I heard that crap. I still have high hopes though.

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#10 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

I sure hope so.

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#11 Posted by jim_shorts (7320 posts) -

I'm definitly not buying into the hype just yet. This movie can definitely go either way.

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#12 Posted by Planeforger (17311 posts) -

I doubt it.

It may have worked as one great film, but as it is...it's 1/3rd of a relatively simple children's story, filmed by a director who has a tendency to make everything drag out much longer than necessary. I mean, LOTR felt overlong even with three dense books of source material to work with, so this...well, I'm not convinced.

I'm sure it'll be a good film, but I don't think the overall story is strong enough to top the other trilogy, let alone be the best film of the year.

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#13 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -
May be one of the most overrated films of the year along with TDKR
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#14 Posted by AvatarMan96 (7324 posts) -

No. It might make the top 5, but not #1.

I don't even know if it'll win any major Oscars, I haven't seen any praise for it by websites predicting the Oscars

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#15 Posted by Flubbbs (4836 posts) -

yes

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#16 Posted by Blue-Sky (10379 posts) -

Let me just hop into my time machine and answer that for you.

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#17 Posted by th3warr1or (20640 posts) -

It better be one of the best movies of the decade (all three). These movies should be striving for a lot more than best of the year.

Pirate700
QFT.
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#18 Posted by johnd13 (9260 posts) -

For me it is. I liked Skyfall, The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises but LOTR is simply a part of me now and since the Hobbit belongs to the same world and writer that' s enough to make me look forward to it in awe.

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#19 Posted by tenaka2 (17052 posts) -

compared to lotr the hobbit is a very short book, I'm guessing a lot of filler.

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#20 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

compared to lotr the hobbit is a very short book, I'm guessing a lot of filler.

tenaka2

Or shorter films, or a fair amount of new content. I heard the third film has something to do about a piece of literature that was posted in the back of the Return of the King book.

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#21 Posted by th3warr1or (20640 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

compared to lotr the hobbit is a very short book, I'm guessing a lot of filler.

sune_Gem

Or shorter films, or a fair amount of new content. I heard the third film has something to do about a piece of literature that was posted in the back of the Return of the King book.

Man if that is true. :D
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#22 Posted by Perfect_Blue (29930 posts) -

I doubt it.

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#23 Posted by johnd13 (9260 posts) -

[QUOTE="sune_Gem"]

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

compared to lotr the hobbit is a very short book, I'm guessing a lot of filler.

th3warr1or

Or shorter films, or a fair amount of new content. I heard the third film has something to do about a piece of literature that was posted in the back of the Return of the King book.

Man if that is true. :D

The 3 movies will include content that is not limited to the book.

Although I don' t know to what extent.

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#24 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

[QUOTE="th3warr1or"][QUOTE="sune_Gem"]

Or shorter films, or a fair amount of new content. I heard the third film has something to do about a piece of literature that was posted in the back of the Return of the King book.

johnd13

Man if that is true. :D

The 3 movies will include content that is not limited to the book.

Although I don' t know to what extent.

That's true. Frodo is in it after all and he wasn't even born in the time it was set.

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#25 Posted by Serraph105 (31753 posts) -

I certainly hope so.

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#26 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6952 posts) -

I sure hope so! So far my favourite is either Skyfall or the Avengers, as TDK:R disappointed me (I'm the #1 TDK fan)

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#27 Posted by Celldrax (15035 posts) -

Whether it will be or not, I'm certain I'll enjoy all three films, regardless.

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#28 Posted by Postal_Guy (2643 posts) -

I have really high hopes for this movie, I loved LotR

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#29 Posted by Ballroompirate (25858 posts) -

I have no desire to see The Hobbit, the book was meh at most with crap loads of filler.

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#30 Posted by nocoolnamejim (15136 posts) -
My instincts say that trying to split a single book into THREE movies is going to lead to a fvck load of wide angle frames of characters walking around through beautiful landscapes and other boring crap.
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#31 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

Personally I think Lord of the Rings series was overrated, and I think the same will go for The Hobbit, so no it won't be the best film of 2012.

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#32 Posted by Meinhard1 (6790 posts) -
I hope so. But condensing a terrific piece of literature like Lord of the Rings is a lot different than expanding on something like The Hobbit.
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#34 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

compared to lotr the hobbit is a very short book, I'm guessing a lot of filler.

tenaka2

If LOTR had less descriptions and songs, it would be as long as The Hobbit.

I recently finished re-reading The Hobbit and I'm halfway through The Two Towers (first time in English). The amount of filler content in LOTR is incredible.

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#35 Posted by tryagainlater (7446 posts) -

I feel like the whole being split into 3 movies thing will severely affect the quality but that could just be my pessimism.

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#36 Posted by CountBleck12 (4740 posts) -

Maybe, maybe not but it'll be better than Twilight.

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#37 Posted by -Fromage- (10558 posts) -
I sure hope not.
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#38 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
Expecting Master to be (haven't seen yet).
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#39 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

Absolutely not.

I am curious to see if it'll have a better opening weekend than the Avengers.

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#40 Posted by frannkzappa (3003 posts) -

When they put Colbert in the movie for a cameo role it made me think they weren't really treating the material or audience with respect.dave123321

i dont see whats wrong with this... colbert is a huge fantasy nut, tolkian nerd, avid DnD player as well as an AMAZING actor.

i imagine what ever small role they give him will be done with the utmost respect. if there was anyone i could count on playing a minor tolkian character authentically it would be colbert.

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#41 Posted by Alter_Echo (10724 posts) -

They stand capable of being the biggest disappointments in cinematic history. By a long shot. And it won't be that hard for it to happen either. Pretty much everyone is going to be expecting nothing short of "best movie of all time" and will bag them when they end up being simply great movies.

I have faith but would be absolutely crushed if they let me down.

The bar was set almost impossibly high by the LotR trilogy that anything less than runaway Academy Award ( like so much of a runaway that they don't even bother nominating other films ) will be a failure.

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#42 Posted by Primordialous (1313 posts) -
For me, it will probably be a tie between The Hobbit and Dark Knight Rises.
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#43 Posted by TacticalDesire (10713 posts) -

Idk, I doubt it. It should be good though. So far the best film of the year imo is Argo. Haven't seen Lincoln yet though. Also really looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty, and Django.

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#44 Posted by THGarrett (2574 posts) -

I certainly hope so. I've been waiting for this movie for a very long time.

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#46 Posted by sukraj (27268 posts) -

No

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#47 Posted by Mafiree (3704 posts) -
I hope so..... I'm not sure how I feel about it being three films though. Two made a lot more sense given what I recall from the book.
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#48 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44839 posts) -
I sure hope so.
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#49 Posted by SaudiFury (8709 posts) -

i think Lincoln stands as my favorite movie of the year i think.

but i also really loved Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph, Dark Knigh Rises, and Avengers.

still plan on seeing Life of Pi and The Hobbit.

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#50 Posted by zcake22 (125 posts) -
Won't know until I see it. Though I think it's safe to say it will win several awards just because of the production value and the names involved. That should be enough to guarantee a few trophies regardless of whether or not the film is actually enjoyable.