The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug

The Lounge is for non-sport-related topics other than politics, war and religion. Order up your favorite beverage, kick back and enjoy the conversation! RATING: PG-13
The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:01 am

Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:13 am
  • Both of my kids loved it.
    Marvin49 wrote:Ok. I have to admit. That's messed up.

    You win.
    User avatar
    Laloosh
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 4367
    Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:46 pm
    Location: WA


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:25 am
  • What about you? I am a kid at heart and LOVE dragons.
    Hey Cardinals..........The FUN is OVER !!!
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 25620
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm
    Location: Mmmmm...Roasted Cardinal


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:33 pm
  • I took my nephew to see it in 3-D on opening weekend. Understanding that I own all the previous extended-length DVDs and have watched them way more than necessary, and I have read all the books over and over, I say it was a good watch. In fact, when Christmas is over I'm taking the wifey and seeing it again. One word of warning though - in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, each movie was self-contained since that's how the publisher made Tolkien write the books. This is just the middle of the one book with the usual additions and alterations to make a compelling story into a good movie, so you may come away from the movie with a 'WTF, don't end it like that!' feeling. I compared it to the middle movie of Back to the Future, since they both are obviously middle-of-three movies so the ending doesn't leave things resolved - more of a cliffhanger.
    User avatar
    GeekHawk
    US Navy ET Nuc
     
    Posts: 4215
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:29 pm
    Location: Orting WA, Great Northwet


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:28 pm
  • Just got back and we both loved the movie. Definitely see it in IMAX 3-D, it was excellent.
    Hey Cardinals..........The FUN is OVER !!!
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 25620
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm
    Location: Mmmmm...Roasted Cardinal


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:36 pm
  • It was cool, but I thought the super high frame rate that they filmed the movie made it look like a BBC documentary or a day time soap. It was weird.
    "Pete Carroll brings in great elves...and they make the best presents."
    User avatar
    SacHawk2.0
    .NOT a Moderator
     
    Posts: 10773
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:51 pm
    Location: With a white girl


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:02 pm
  • "The barrel" was awesome.

    You'll know it when you see it.
    GO HAWKS!!!

    Visit my Seahawks blog at 17power.blogspot.com!

    Follow me on Twitter at @17power
    User avatar
    MontanaHawk05
    * 17Power Blogger *
     
    Posts: 11602
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 8:46 am


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:44 pm
  • That may become a ride, or some other parts of the movie could easily be a ride.
    Hey Cardinals..........The FUN is OVER !!!
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 25620
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm
    Location: Mmmmm...Roasted Cardinal


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:01 pm
  • I enjoyed the barrel scene as well, but I think it would have been better if he puked his guts out at the end.
    User avatar
    LargentFan
    NET Starter
     
    Posts: 394
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:38 pm


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:09 am
  • GeekHawk wrote:so you may come away from the movie with a 'WTF, don't end it like that!' feeling. I compared it to the middle movie of Back to the Future, since they both are obviously middle-of-three movies so the ending doesn't leave things resolved - more of a cliffhanger.


    I think I'm gonna wait until all 3 are out and just marathon the whole thing. Going be hard to wait, but oh well.
    So you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain. Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail? A smile from a veil?
    User avatar
    twisted_steel2
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5641
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:41 am
    Location: Ballard


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:19 pm
  • twisted_steel2 wrote:
    GeekHawk wrote:so you may come away from the movie with a 'WTF, don't end it like that!' feeling. I compared it to the middle movie of Back to the Future, since they both are obviously middle-of-three movies so the ending doesn't leave things resolved - more of a cliffhanger.


    I think I'm gonna wait until all 3 are out and just marathon the whole thing. Going be hard to wait, but oh well.


    Twisted, trust me, go see this in IMAX 3-D.
    Hey Cardinals..........The FUN is OVER !!!
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 25620
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm
    Location: Mmmmm...Roasted Cardinal


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:32 pm
  • I watched the high frame rate imax 3d version.

    Good movie. The high frame rate 3d at times was stunning, at other times kinda sucked. A bit uneven but overall a something unique and interesting.

    Would watch again.
    RIP Les. We will miss you.
    User avatar
    Happy
    * NET Lead Admin *
     
    Posts: 8601
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:47 am


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:37 pm
  • Just watched it today with my nephews, one who has seen the first movie the other who wanted to tag along and knew nothing about the books (hes 11). all 3 of us LOVED it! Though I had to explain a TON after.

    I would see it again, cant wait till next year and the 5 army
    AshamanMat
    NET Starter
     
    Posts: 316
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 12:42 am
    Location: Utah


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:06 pm
  • Saw it this afternoon and enjoyed it. The one thing I was most worried about was well done in the movie, and that was the dragon. I was scared Smaug would be totally under-represented visually, and was happily surprised with the footage that included him. Well done there.

    And having seen this, and now onto a LOTR/Hobbit #1 movie marathon, it struck me that ol' J.R.R. had somewhat of a thing with gargantuan stone statues and secret passages.
    World Champion Seattle Seahawks football. It's an addiction, and there is no cure.
    Les Norton - gone but never forgotten. Rest in blue and green peace, my friend.
    User avatar
    Seahawk Sailor
    * .NET Navy Bad Ass *
     
    Posts: 19035
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:23 am
    Location: The beautiful PNW


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:28 pm
  • Got back from it a little while ago. It was okay and I dozed a bit during the battle with Smaug.

    I am also starting an LOTR marathon this evening.
    User avatar
    Riley12
    * NET Recluse *
    * NET Recluse *
     
    Posts: 2630
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:14 am


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:40 pm
  • Riley12 wrote: I dozed a bit during the battle with Smaug.


    That's because you get up at 4 a.m.
    Hey Cardinals..........The FUN is OVER !!!
    User avatar
    Largent80
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 25620
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:38 pm
    Location: Mmmmm...Roasted Cardinal


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:58 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:
    Riley12 wrote: I dozed a bit during the battle with Smaug.


    That's because you get up at 4 a.m.


    That'll do it.
    Image Image Tanzania¹² Image "ALERT THE LEGION!!!"
    User avatar
    Zebulon Dak
    * The Producer *
    * The Producer *
     
    Posts: 15340
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:57 pm
    Location: King In The North


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:26 am
  • Very true! Those matinees are a little late for me.
    User avatar
    Riley12
    * NET Recluse *
    * NET Recluse *
     
    Posts: 2630
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:14 am


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:42 pm
  • A classmate of mine walked out of it within 20 mins. She said it was not her idea and kinda boring. I am waiting for the 3rd one then will do all 3 at one time. I dont wanna deal with a cliffhanger as I knew it was gonna be.
    Cats will rule the world...just ask my cat.
    Gollum had a ring...Bilbo took it...Frodo had it...Gollum got it back.
    Gollum never had OUR ring.
    User avatar
    Seahawkfan80
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2508
    Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:20 pm


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:25 pm
  • I gotta admit, on initial viewing I wasn't blown away. I'll have to watch it again, obviously, but it really seemed like a lot of filler to me. Smaug was amazing though, they did a great job there for sure.
    Image Image Tanzania¹² Image "ALERT THE LEGION!!!"
    User avatar
    Zebulon Dak
    * The Producer *
    * The Producer *
     
    Posts: 15340
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:57 pm
    Location: King In The North


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:23 pm
  • why would anyone pay good money to watch a 3 hour long prologue
    User avatar
    Axx
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2539
    Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:37 pm


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:30 pm
  • Hoping its better than unexpected journey...or should i say unexpected boredom....
    Super Bowl XLVIII Champions 2014.02.02 Seahawks 43 Broncos 8
    User avatar
    Cyrus12
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 718
    Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:20 am
    Location: BC Canada


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:25 pm
  • You should probably stay home and play GTA XVIII or something.
    User avatar
    GeekHawk
    US Navy ET Nuc
     
    Posts: 4215
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:29 pm
    Location: Orting WA, Great Northwet


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:04 am
  • Axx wrote:why would anyone pay good money to watch a 3 hour long prologue


    Thank you for posting this Axx. I had never seen Honest Trailers Youtube channel before and that is some quality viewing.
    FIRE CABLE! 7 Home Games 12 False Starts By Linemen Lack Of Discipline
    Image
    User avatar
    BASF
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1582
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:07 pm


Re: The Hobbitt Desolation of Smaug
Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:52 pm
  • Took my kids to see it Monday. We all enjoyed it and I can't wait for the third movie.
    Image
    You are absolutely entitled to state your opinion whenever you wish, and I am absolutely entitled to point out the stupidity of that opinion with the same frequency.
    User avatar
    SeatownJay
    * NET Staff Alumni *
    * NET Staff Alumni *
     
    Posts: 7025
    Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:38 pm
    Location: Hagerstown, MD




It is currently Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:48 am

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE NET LOUNGE ]




Information
  • Who is online
  • Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests