Thanks for the review - sounds like I needn't go and watch this.
This review reinforces my feelings about cinema in general these days: overblown, bombastic, simplistic or nonexistent plots, sensationalist music, and heavily-laden with special effects. Especially when the films are animated.The theater experience itself is expensive, and people can be rude and intrusive.So you are writing positive blog posts and I am now writing curmudgeony comments!!! Ah, the irony.
shiny things. explosive troll flatulence. dragons & fire. does any real man need more than that?
It is possible I have a brain the size of a pea, but I liked the new movie. The scene with blazing pine cones in 3D actually caused my eyes to burn and for a fleeting moment I thought, "Oh God, it hit me in the eye!" Granted, I think 3D effects were much better back in the late 70s-early 80s. Nothing (to my thinking) was lost due to technology in this film. I will be paying to see the two sequels and I will probably purchase the DVDs. I too loved the riddle scene and myself silly when Gollum said, "If we win we eats it whole." Or something to that effect. It was priceless!
I am sure there is nothing wrong with the size of your brain--we wouldn't have many movies if they had to be written to my taste! I would appreciate a little more focus on the story. But I wanted to try this 3D thing, so it's probably ungrateful to be complaining about gimmics.You're right about the sparks. They were even more impressive than the raindrops.-- Winston
*laughed myself silly*