|tanithryudo (tanithryudo) wrote,|
@ 2015-01-09 20:39:00
|Entry tags:||lotr, movies, reviews|
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
So, I, uh, watched this on fast forward. Basically, skipped scenes that didn't have elves in it. I didn't have a lot of expectations going into the film since I've read all the spoilers and know what I was getting into. And yeah, no pleasant surprises. Ugh.
Let's get the really obvious complaints out of the way.
1. Pacing was horrible. As bad as the last one.
Smaug. Dying barely past the opening credits. W. T. F.
No further major battle scenes about 2/3rds of the way through in favor of Thorin's little corner of the field. I thought this thing was supposed to be about armies?
2. Characterization was spotty.
Galadriel. WTF was she supposed to be? Weakling who couldn't bear up under the Nine? Powerful enough to zap off Sauron? Was she going dark or something with all that black-lighting? Cuz that's what the colors give off.
Tauriel. Ugh. Don't shoehorn in a female OC if you don't want her to be scrutinized. She was a horrible disappointment as a female character. She brought *nothing* to the table except a horrible romance that did not belong to this story. Also, threatened regicide (and kinslaying!). WTF. Did everyone forget this is supposed to be a Tolkien elf? Only thing she got right was not to get fridged.
Legolas. Poor boy. Three extra movies and they still couldn't give him a memorable characterization that could stand out beyond the other major characters. *sigh*
Honestly, outside of some moments of coolness, there's not much that this movie has going for it.
Anyways, the few things I liked:
Elrond & Saruman swashbuckling duo. Surprisingly hypnotic dance combo. *cough*
Thranduil. Awww, he's a good daddy; like, total and complete pushover when it comes to his son. Also, a pretty reasonable guy, and a decent king.
Did those eagles airdrop in bear cavalry? Oh, I think that was supposed to be Beorn.
And some of the fight scenes are nice. Too many of those builds up a tolerance unfortunately.
*sigh* I had such high hopes. Back before Hobbit 2 anyway. *shrug*
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