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Year
2012
Runtime
169 min.
Director
Peter Jackson
Genres
Adventure, Fantasy
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
592,119
Checks
45,592
Favs
2,485
Dislikes
546
Favs/checks
5.5% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. monty's avatar

    monty

    "Hollywood has turned Tolkien into a monster, devoured by his own popularity and absorbed into the absurdity of our time. The chasm between the beauty and seriousness of the work, and what it has become, has overwhelmed me. The commercialization has reduced the aesthetic and philosophical impact of the creation to nothing. There is only one solution for me: to turn my head away." - Christopher Tolkien 7 years 5 months ago
  2. dpanter's avatar

    dpanter

    Very enjoyable and very, very beautiful.
    The pacing might be the main issue most have with the movie, but spoiler it's a pleasant ride.

    Not something for the ADHD crowd since you need a bit of patience here. For everyone else - highly recommended.
    7 years 1 month ago
  3. aniforprez's avatar

    aniforprez

    people expecting a rerun of the events in the book will be highly disappointed and quite shocked at how different it is. book movies are already looked down upon for the removal of many plot points but this movie adds so much to the original book in an effort to make it a trilogy, it's almost unrecognisable.

    that said, this is an epic movie. the grandeur, the scale, the scope and the size of the ballad really shows with excellent cinematography, a thrilling soundtrack and a generally even pacing. the scene with gollum was incredible and kept me at the edge of my seat.

    but some cracks do show. certain things make no sense, certain scenes with the dwarfs are goofy and unnecessary and some scenes drawn out. and i can see no future where a trilogy that has bastardised it's source material this much can win any oscars.

    this movie may not live upto the standards of its predecessor and will leave diehard fans wanting. but on it's own it is spectacular and easily recommendable.

    9/10
    7 years 5 months ago
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