Originally Posted by shaud19
Speaking of the dwarfes, they're supposed to be goofy and dumb looking. That's the whole point!
There are limits, man. That was an issue I had with Gimli in LoTR too, they make him such a clown and it's disappointing. These dwarves are even worse. You can't tell me seeing the one's tri-point hair doesn't make you want something bad to happen to him.
Every time they switched to that
during an action sequence I was hoping it would be to show an orc spear catching him in the chest or him falling off a mountain to his death. Alas...
I feel it was a 'meh' movie because they took it more towards a Disney direction then what I prefer. I would much prefer the D&D version of dwarves than the Snow White version.
And I'll repost my entire Hobbit review in here for posterity...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Starts off really slow. The last third of the movie picks up (Around when Gollum shows up), but before that it is almost painfully slow. Didn't feel like they needed to reintroduce places like Rivendell as they have all been done in LotR series. Some of the dwarves are ok, some of them are a little too goofy and retarded. The one needs to fix his god damn hair and I hope the fat one dies. The movie in general tries to be a little too cutesy, Gandalf's sheepish nod as the elf queen is mind-talking to him was gay, but a group of nerds a few rows down apparently thought it was hilarious. Don't like the pale orc as a main enemy, it just seems like a stretch that he is so powerful. The rock giant fight seemed lacking. I get that there wouldn't be a movie otherwise, but I hate the way the eagles swoop in to save the dwarves in the tree only to drop them off about 500 miles from their destination, I would be mad as sh*t that Gandalf didn't have them carry the group closer. Also in the goblin caves Gandalf casts a nova or something and kills like 50 goblins but then decides never to do it again? Whatever. The actor who plays Bilbo is pretty good, and Smaug seems like he's going to be pretty bad ass in the next two movies.