At 12/14/12 01:38 PM, TheMaster wrote:
Also, Bilbo is a fucking quick author. Sits down to write his book on the day Lord of the Rings starts, which means he rattled the whole thing off in that afternoon before leaving the Shire in the evening.
And in perfect handwriting too!
At 12/14/12 04:42 PM, SG3 wrote:
One thing that really pleased me was the inclusion of the necromancer sub-plot. I re-read the book over summer and the thing that struck me most was how casually it was brought up at the end. Naturally, I hoped it would get some expansion in the films and I wasn't disappointed.
Oh I completely forgot about that. I thought the Necromancer was something from The Silmarillion that they included in this film.
I can't say it levelled or exceeded the greatness of the original trilogy, but I didn't expect it to. The story just isn't as expansive and, fun as it is, there's no way it could rival the scale of LOTR.
Not sure yet, but I might like the Hobbit better. It's not as epic as the Lord of the Ring of course, but I thought the book was more fun.
At 12/14/12 06:29 PM, TheMaster wrote:
Is HFR the standard for The Hobbit screenings, then? My local cinema is mostly showing it in 2D 24fps, which I saw it in, with a couple of 3D screenings scattered around, also in 24fps. No HFR at all.
I don't know if it's standard. My cinema offered a regular 2D version, 3D + HFR, 3D and IMAX.
At 12/17/12 03:06 PM, EclecticEnnui wrote:
So I saw Cloud Atlas. I wasn't blown away, but I think it's very good. It's emotionally engaging, unpredictable, visually interesting, and well-acted, though I had some trouble understanding the dialogue in the post-apocalyptic story.
I liked that they actually paid some attention to the fact that language changes too through the ages. I had no trouble at all understanding the dialogues, but I had subtitles to help me. I was wondering whether those parts would be subtitled in English speaking countries as well. I guess not.
My favourite story is probably the Neo Seoul one, which has particularly fascinating visuals.
That was my favourite story too. I thought the floating motorbike chase scene looked awesome.
The makeup isn't very realistic when actors play different races and genders, like Jim Sturgess as Hae-Joo Chang, but it's still decent. Maybe it's not suppose to be realistic. As an editor, I have to say some of the editing transitions are top notch. The pacing became a bit too slow after awhile, but it picked up again, though I can't remember why. For such an ambitious film, Cloud Atlas definitely succeeds.
I'm glad you liked it too.