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Old 08-24-2015, 12:50 PM   #621
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The first Hobbit movie was really good. The second less so, but still good. The third movie was painfully average and boring.
The first two Hobbit films were significantly improved in the EE, I feel (though nothing could redeem the annoying kids'-TV frippery of the molten gold sequence in Desolation), so I'm curious to see how the third EE plays out. Overall, I suspect the EE trilogy will be dramatically better than the cinema cuts. (I'm a big fan of many aspects of Jackson's filmmaking, but his editing isn't one of them. To my mind, he always seems to over-edit his first-release cuts.)

And I'm an unreserved fan of his King Kong. There's no footage in its EE I'd want to see removed.
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He wants to do smaller, independent movies.
He tried that with THE LOVELY BONES and nobody saw it. I did and thought it was OK but Jackson is better suited to big budget epics. I loved every minute of his Kong remake, it's one of the most spectacular and thrilling films ever made IMO, even at 3+ hours. People will expect him to top the LOTR trilogy and IMO that just isn't possible - those films were the pinnacle of his career. He tried to duplicate that success with the Hobbit films and, for the most part he succeeded, but they're admittedly bogged down by exposition and a plotline that's unnecessarily extended to 3 films. He had a sandbox to play and he played he did - to the max lol. He's a true visionary.
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He tried that with THE LOVELY BONES and nobody saw it. I did and thought it was OK but Jackson is better suited to big budget epics. I loved every minute of his Kong remake, it's one of the most spectacular and thrilling films ever made IMO, even at 3+ hours. People will expect him to top the LOTR trilogy and IMO that just isn't possible - those films were the pinnacle of his career. He tried to duplicate that success with the Hobbit films and, for the most part he succeeded, but they're admittedly bogged down by exposition and a plotline that's unnecessarily extended to 3 films. He had a sandbox to play and he played he did - to the max lol. He's a true visionary.
Yeah, Lovely Bones was one of those missteps I was referring to earlier. It was absolutely worth seeing once, but I think he took what should have been a small story and tried to make it grand and it didn't really work.
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If I order the Universal 100 blu-ray through Amazon what are the chances of it coming with a slipcover? I've been told it's OOP but you could still find Jaws and Seabiscuit slips and they came out the same year.
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And I'm an unreserved fan of his King Kong. There's no footage in its EE I'd want to see removed.
Me either. I think one of the best remakes of any film ever. And I'm also quite the fan of The Lovely Bones. I honestly didn't expect to like it as much as I did.
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This is also one of my favorite Movies and is one film that I would really like to see a 3D conversion of. I dont know if it's true but I've even heard before that Peter Jackson supposedly shot parts of the movie with a 3D camera.
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The funny thing is. I recall reading an interview with Jackson stating after the Rings movies, he would make his next movie two hours or less. Yet he hasn't kept that word so far, with King Kong, and then the Hobbit films all being bloated in the extreme.
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Jackson has unknowingly created a new genre that only he operates in, "Bloation." It's like Action, only bloated! Hence the term "Bloation."

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I watched the theatrical version of King Kong last night. It was my first time seeing it entirely since it's premiere. And, funnily enough, I didn't find it that bad, pacing wise, and thus doubt major trims could be made to bring it's running time down by much. At most, it'd be a few little things here and there to tighten up some moments. But again, I didn't see much that could be trimmed.

The original King Kong is more efficient in it's storytelling and thrilling. Jackson's version meanwhile is more epic in scope, and operatic/emotional.
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