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    Well, I felt like the two-parter of Harry Potter was actually useful, and the movies actually rated pretty high on the critics list (especially the second, with the first one accepted as the setup for the second).

    But I agree about Twilight. And I heard recently that they're breaking up the third hunger games book into two movies for a total of four movies for that series... lame. I didn't even think the first one was that memorable, and the books themselves get worse as they go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Well, I felt like the two-parter of Harry Potter was actually useful, and the movies actually rated pretty high on the critics list (especially the second, with the first one accepted as the setup for the second).

    But I agree about Twilight. And I heard recently that they're breaking up the third hunger games book into two movies for a total of four movies for that series... lame. I didn't even think the first one was that memorable, and the books themselves get worse as they go.
    Harry Potter was the only one of these "split the book" deals that ever made sense. I almost wish they hadn't done it and created a subpar movie instead, since it would still have made oodles of money... But it wouldn't have encouraged the scourge known as Twilight to follow suit. Or the Hobbit... ugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Well, I felt like the two-parter of Harry Potter was actually useful, and the movies actually rated pretty high on the critics list (especially the second, with the first one accepted as the setup for the second).

    But I agree about Twilight. And I heard recently that they're breaking up the third hunger games book into two movies for a total of four movies for that series... lame. I didn't even think the first one was that memorable, and the books themselves get worse as they go.
    At least some one sees the trend here.

    And I actually wasnt a fan of the Harry Potter movies.. period. I just watched them just cuz I was a fan of the books. I found movie 6 and 7 rather boring... yawn. I guess I am weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saturned View Post
    Harry Potter was the only one of these "split the book" deals that ever made sense. I almost wish they hadn't done it and created a subpar movie instead, since it would still have made oodles of money... But it wouldn't have encouraged the scourge known as Twilight to follow suit. Or the Hobbit... ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duck_of_Death View Post
    Just got back from seeing it.

    Not a disappointment per se, but, uh...yeah. It pisses in the face of Tolkien. In fact, the only thing this movie really has going for it is the "Riddles In The Dark" sequence. Everything else was too drawn out. The Hobbit is a short story. There was no reason to extend this to three movies. It is an absolutely shameless cash grab and my respect for Jackson went out the window with that decision.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
    Travel to mountain, kill dragon, fight army of orcs, return home.
    What's so goddamn difficult about that? Two movie plot at most.

    And WTF was up with that Radagast guy? He's the Jar Jar Binks of Middle-Earth.
    I hope some trolls find him and rip off his arms and leave him to die in a ditch somewhere.
    I generally agree with this. I saw it yesterday (yep... late to the game as usual), and unfortunately think it was a total waste of my money. Beyond it being mostly about stuff that wasn't even in the book (and that retarded white orc... arg), I don't think it was very well done. Too much of the drama factor, and I thought they were trying to tie it way too much to the LOTR movies, what with the same music, the same sequencing, etc. blah. I'm not going to spend money on the other two.

    (I actually really really liked the LOTR movies, fwiw; with them, at least the artistic liberties taken were relatively minor in the grand scheme (imo). In this movie, it's like they threw out The Hobbit and asked their script-writers to come up with lots of made-up scenes to make it more 'dramatic', with, uh, yeah, you know, we have to do the mountain thing too, but that's not that important.... I just really disliked this one. Total sellout at this point- agree re. Jackson)
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    I liked LOVED LOTR, too.
    That was before Jackson's ass fat went to his head.

    Frankly, I've no desire to see the follow-ups.

    Crap.

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