Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An Unexpected Hobbit: 1 Book, 3 Films

Wow, that is some truly awful green-screening! The more you look at it, the worse it gets! Now I understand why commentators were asking if the Academy committee which placed The Hobbit on the Visual Effects short list saw the whole film!
Did you know about this?
I thought The Hobbit being released December 14 was a complete work; it turns out, director Peter Jackson decided to take the 150 page book and divide into 3 different films! Can we say, "job security?" I knew this was going to be preposterous! Not only is the single book divided into three parts, but Jackson's choice of filming means the audience won't be "used" to watching the style of the film until about half-way through, so not only is it "bloated," but it's also ugly as one critic who has seen the film complained. Jackson has spent all this time and money filming only one-third of a book he probably largely re-wrote, judging by what he did with The Lord Of the Rings. If it weren't for this blog, I wouldn't even go see it.
I cant believe how unprofessional that looks: it's like they scanned the eyes from a magazine, imported it and stretched it without even adjusting the light and color; that's awful! It looks so fake.
Before the film is released, we will be reviewing the book; I have all ready read The Hobbit and started the review, so, if you haven't read it, please do so before the film ruins it for you! BTW, I am nearly done with my post on The Collection, which was really clever in its encoding, but I am waiting on some information to be emailed but it hasn't come yet, so sorry!