Yeah there's a lot of head smacking wtf did I just watch scenes, the tonal shifts are all over the place and the padding is off the charts but, I still don't mind it, it's watchable and like I said has some great scenes in it.
I understand... as far as I'm concerned, I can watch LOTR extended version again without any problem, but I can't enjoy The Hobbit in its entirety, forced to go through dozens of scenes to find a good one.
Agree...he wanted to go back to making LOTR and he shat on a fast paced light funny tale to make it happen.
The elf dwarf romance and the fake orc villain sucked big time and all the set pieces involving them padding out the movie were an insult to the audience. Gandalf confronting the Necromancer also felt off..in FOTR he is still working it out but after its obvious the Necromancer is Sauron he should be on high alert because Sauron is obviously back.
The funny thing about ROP is that everyone has forgotten the stupidities of The Hobbit. We could list more nonsense, but it's so far from what PJ managed to accomplish with LOTR.
Before 2010, there was no woke agenda, no stupid technology to add (poor Alan Lee and John Howe who had to draw tons of pages in red and green for the 3D, ahah), ugly CGI and so on.
I just read Children of Húrin for the first time and would love a filmation of that story.
Turin's story is so great. In fact, apart from LOTR, it's quite difficult to recreate an epic story with engaging characters today. Turin is the perfect antithesis: a no-name with rage, who spanks arrogant elves, kicks dwarves' asses, fucks his sister and has a demonic sword. Well, the problem: he's a white male without a strong woman by his side, so it doesn't suit the studios anymore. Well, no one has the rights, that solves the problem too.