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I've just come back from watching 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'. I'm not coherent enough to wax poetry, so let me just say that I loved every second of all three hours and ohmygod go watch it right NOW!

I realize not everyone's going to like it a lot, but I really did. There's always things to nitpick about in a film, but I was blown away in the cinema, and if I'm blown away in the cinema, then I'm going to stand by that film, even if I nitpick about it on rewatch when I get the DVD.


Date: 2012-12-12 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll go watch it for sure as soon as I can! :D

Date: 2012-12-13 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do that do that do thaaaat :D

Date: 2012-12-12 08:17 pm (UTC)
settiai: (Éowyn -- ever_maedhros)
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Another 32 hours or so to go before it's released. Then? Midnight showing, here I come.

Date: 2012-12-13 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I hope you enjoy it :D

Date: 2012-12-12 09:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have to wait another week, but I'm hoping to book some tickets for the 21st. Merry Christmas to me :D

Date: 2012-12-13 12:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Merry Christmas indeed ^^ I'm going to find a day to watch it again xD

Date: 2012-12-12 09:19 pm (UTC)
ext_830484: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
(As coherent as I can be right now. Really. Holy shit, it was worth the wait imo.)

Date: 2012-12-13 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It was worth everything. I would have sold my soul for that. In fact, I might, because I want to see it again and I'm broke (but maybe I can weasel it out of my parents as a birthday-gift or something)


Date: 2012-12-13 12:53 pm (UTC)
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Is cinema more expensive in Denmark? (Sorry, I have no clue) Hope you'll get to see it again! I definitely will, my sister and parents haven't seen it yet, so I'm definitely going back with them. It feels like it's our time, you know, because I was too little to see LotR on a cinema screen when it first came out, and now we have this new trilogy to enjoy, with all these actors I already love so much. It feels good :)

(Also: my crush on Richard Armitage? I thought it had faded a bit. It clearly hasn't. And Martin Freeman is the cutest. And Aidan Turner's smile is worth all the things. And Ian McKellen is my hero.)

Date: 2012-12-13 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't actually know? I think so, cinema keeps getting more and more expensive over here. A ticket to watch a 3D movie is usually a 100 kr, which is around 11 British pounds, and then food is very expensive over here as well, and the prices are usually higher in establishments like the theater, if I want candy and popcorn (which I can of course always choose not to or smuggle in in a conveniently-sized handbag ^^). And I still have one more Christmas-present to buy!

I remember I saw the last LotR in the cinemas, but even then I wasn't quite old enough to appreciate it completely. This was... whooosh. And I love that they've fitted in so many of the old characters. I'd forgotten Christopher Lee was returning as Saruman + we get all these new, lovely, precious characters that I love so much already.

IS IT BAD THAT I TEARED UP A LOT IN THE CINEMA, LIKE I LITERALLY WANTED TO CRY BECAUSE I WAS SO HAPPY??? Also, I finally watched the trailer to 'Life of Pi' which is my favorite book of everything because it helped me through a really bad time. And I was veryvery nervous about the movie because things in ruin but the trailer looked so good and I teared up again. I don't know why I'm so weepy all the time! -.-

(I thought mine had too. It was like running into a wall when he first appeared. I was like 'daaaaamn!!'. I never thought I would be attracted to a dwarf. Dwarves, actually. I'm questioning my life choices!)

Date: 2012-12-13 02:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
Yeah, it's pretty expensive over here as well, but not as much as it used to be, they had to reduce the prizes. I paid 6 Euros for my ticket yesterday. And I'm so behind on Christmas presents as well, I just don't know what to buy...

Aw, lucky you, my parents thought I was too little. But I think I wouldn't have appreciated it as much as I did yesterday :) I was so happy when Christopher Lee appeared!

IT'S NOT BAD. I DIDN'T ACTUALLY CRY BUT IF I'D BEEN ON MY OWN I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE. Actually, it's when Ian Holm appeared and he started doing the voiceover that I nearly cried. Old!Bilbo makes me emotional. (I need to see what that book is about!) It's stress and emotions, I think, but crying helps imo, so it's not necessarily a bad thing :)

(Lol, exactly. And yeah...dwarves. I mean... what?! *facepalm*)

Date: 2012-12-13 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
btw, guess what's been motivating me to write my major today:

It was definitely an experience, especially because now we're old enough to really get it, and both sit and just let the magic reveal itself, but also be critical, and still appreciate all the work that goes into film-making. And of course CHRISTOPHER LEE!!

I was just SO HAPPY. I can't even explain it. I think it's because, as much as I loved the HP-films, I was not satisfied with them in accordance to the books. It didn't affect the whole experience, but... well. And while I loved the adaption of The Hunger Games, and I absolutely adore those books, Tolkien is another huge part of my childhood (especially because my brain has convinced itself that without Tolkien there would have been no Harry Potter etc., so therefore I owe the man my soul and a firstborn) and this adaption was done almost exactly like I think I wanted it to.

I'm rambling aren't I? ;) but FEELINGS!!

Date: 2012-12-13 08:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
OMG YES! I'm in it for a night of essay writing, and this is going to keep me awake :D (I'm in trouble, I'm already sleepy)

Exactly. I know a few things about the CGI bothered me a bit, for example, but overall it's a very well-made movie, and it's true to my book feelings of The Hobbit, which makes me immensely happy.

Me neither, they changed too many things for no reason. Though I'm pretty sure some of the new things they'll have had to come up with to fill 3 movies of The Hobbit will annoy me as well, but you can't have it all.

FEELINGS INDEED. Rambling is cool :)

Date: 2012-12-14 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oooh, pulling an all-nighter, its been a while since I did that. Good luck! What do/did you have to write?

It wasn't until I got out of the cinema that I realized it was the Seventh Doctor that played Radagast! Sylvester McCoy, hello! :D but yeah, there was a few things that seemed... off? CGI-vise. I watched it in 3D and that new something-format that I can never remember the name of, and it looked veryvery good actually. It was like being in the movie instead of the movie coming out to you.

Though I'm pretty sure some of the new things they'll have had to come up with to fill 3 movies of The Hobbit will annoy me as well
Yes, exactly, though they did stick pretty close to the book for the first one. I'm thinking, for length, we'll have more scenes like the one between Gandalf/Galadriel/Elrond/Saruman that happened, and we know we'll get to see Legolas again etc. UGH LEGOLAS!!

Date: 2012-12-14 03:35 pm (UTC)
ext_830484: ({Who} ++ Super Temp)
From: [identity profile]
It was ex-haus-ting, thank God it's the week-end now! I had to write a Philosophy essay. Thing is, I panic so much when I get assignments, that I always end up writing them at the very last moment :/

McCoy was great as Radagast, and hello Doctor indeed :D I really like him as the Doctor actually. I watched it in 3D too. It's nice to feel like you're in the movie etc. I'm not entirely sold out on the format though, it still feels a bit weird and my eyes hurt a bit. I was quite happy with 2D, lol.

I really hope the extra scenes will be about them and Gandalf with the Necromancer backstory, because I really love that story line and wanted more of it in the book, so if they choose to develop it I'll be happy :) Legolas will be back? I didn't know, but yay!

Date: 2012-12-15 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I panic so much when I get assignments, that I always end up writing them at the very last moment :/
Ugh, this so much! One of my friends is done with her major, I'm only a little over half-way now because I've been rather lazy this past week. And I'm freaking out right now! But did it turn out okay, your essay?

While Radagast was definitely one of the sillier aspects of the movie, I didn't mind it, I found. They excluded him from LotR, so it's only right he got a cameo here ;) and I think it added to the urgency of the story, that we got to see glimpses of Dol Goldur and the Necromancer already.

Ooh, sorry if I spoiled you! I thought you knew about Legolas (-: but yeah, he'll be there, though I don't know how big of a role he's going to play. I'm thinking we'll most likely see him in Mirkwood, when the dwarves get there next movie.

Date: 2012-12-15 12:23 pm (UTC)
ext_830484: ({Who} ++ Are we human?)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know, I think I mostly wrote crap and I'm going to get a C or a D again. Blah :( I really need to be more organised and most of all stop panicking all the time.

No worries, I can't exactly be 'spoiled' about Tolkien stuff ;) And yes, Mirkwood, I'm so looking forward to it!!

Date: 2012-12-15 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aw, well :( there's always next time <3 One thing I've started doing is, when I first read the assignment, I write down some of my initial thoughts, because most of the time, that's some good ideas, and I can go back to it a week+ later, when I want to start writing. It really helps a lot, for me at least :) and I'd tell you to write the assignment as soon as you get it, so its over and done with, but even I don't wanna do that, haha xD a lot of the time I do write better under pressure, though, but sometimes it can be a good idea to at least write as much as a few sentences, and then come back to it later.

And I get crap grades once in a while too (and C isn't even a crap grade - though I'm not completely sure about the French grading system :) we have numbers and general oddness about it all over here!)

Date: 2012-12-15 02:16 pm (UTC)
ext_830484: ({Once} ++ Emma)
From: [identity profile]
Indeed, thanks <3 And your approach is the right one, of course, I tend to do that too, but sometimes I just freak out and think all my ideas are crap, and well... Also I have so much work to do that organization has become a major issue, most of the time I just don't know where to start.

Our marks are numbers too, they go from 0 to 20. What I call a C would be a 7 or 8, and a D, ikr, 4? In the course I'm taking, it's okay to get an 8, but I'd like to have better marks once in a while. Oh well, I got an A in English, life is good ;)

Date: 2012-12-16 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I do that too <3 (like right now ;) ) your course sounds so hard, but think of it like this: you've gotten this far. You might not have done as well as you wanted, but people hardly ever do, because we tend to set very high goals for ourselves. And that you're still hanging in there is proof that you're doing at least something right!

Ours is sort of similar, except not? We have: -3, 00, 02 (if you get this its a pass, the rest are fail), 4 (which is in the middle, so its an okay grade), 7 (which is 'well done'), 10 (which is 'really well done') and 12 (which is 'amazingly done, superb' ;P) but it got changed a couple of years back. We used to have more numbers, so it was actually easier to see how well you did: a 7 can be either an 8 or a 9 according to the old way of doing it, so that can be a bit annoying. Plus the big leap between 02 and 4, with no grades in the middle.

Date: 2012-12-13 12:21 am (UTC)
fueschgast: The Dark Tower with Mount Doom in the background. (LotR)
From: [personal profile] fueschgast
Looks like I'm the only one of my flist who managed to write a proper review. I'm so proud of myself, hahaha.

Date: 2012-12-13 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, I'm proud of you too. I'm still not fully coherent after that and I have a paper to write!

Date: 2012-12-13 04:42 am (UTC)
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Date: 2012-12-13 12:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
NO THAT'S NOT FAIR, OH GOD, I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU *hugs and makes you tea*

Date: 2012-12-13 11:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
As you know, I saw it yesterday as well. The way this is told, I think it's fair to say that EVERYONE is given a fair chance to jump into this amazing fairytale!!

Date: 2012-12-13 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ooh, I'll just be here staring at your icon for the rest of eternity!


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