Re: [mythsoc] after all the hobbet movies are out in witch order do people think they should be watched?
- I am happy to see what ancers this question has sparked. I am also wondering. do any of you know of a roomered boxd set of all of the movies coming out in 2015? since I seem to remember hearing that after all the hobbit movies were out that there was going to be a boxd set coming out that was going to contain all of the movies of the hobbit and lotr including access features like talking menus and audio description for the blind something that sadly all of the hobbit movies to this point and the lotr ones at least over hear in north America seem to lack. that is a topic that anoys me since I feel that blind Tolkien lovers should be able to watch the movies with audio description or dvs as much as there sighted peers. But considering that wb and lyansgate have not put any dvs tracks on there DVD's to date that doesn't surprise me but it still annoys me since all the other studios have seen fit to do so universal and all the other studios have made the effort to add the tracks for there movies on to the DVD as a extra track under the language option of the audio menu of the DVD so why can't the other people jump on the band wagon. PS to you JDR. Many thx for sending me that cd of Donald swan's song cycle. from Mich.----- Original Message -----From: John RateliffSent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 1:42 PMSubject: Re: [mythsoc] after all the hobbet movies are out in witch order do people think they should be watched?I agree with Tony Z, on this one; too soon to tell what the best order of viewing wd be. And even after all six films are out, people might not agree on the answer.Ideally, both sets of films will be self-contained to the point that it doesn't matter which you watch first, the LotR movies or the Hobbit movies.--JDROn Apr 12, 2013, at 9:45 PM, Mich wrote:Hi all. after all the hobbit movies are out in witch order do people think they should be watched. what I mean is do people think that the story between the hobbit and lotr if watched all together back to back will make for a smooth story ark? I also would like to know if people think that Jackson and ilk are going to be seen as the George lukis of Tolkien? meaning that the original star wars series episodes 4 to 6 were allot better then say episodes 1 to 3. from Mich.
- Trust me, David, you are the reasonable one! :-) I am so overwrought, I can't trust myself to even post in this thread, except for this tangential comment. And my dear Pat and Carl got my back on this, so I can sit back and watch them write.In mental solidarity,Grace Monk
On Saturday, April 13, 2013, David Bratman wrote:
I would just like to point out, to anybody inclined to dismiss or disparage me as a rabid Jackson-hater, that I would never say anything as strong as several of the previous responses to this question. I shall save them up for the necessary future reminders that I'm actually the restrained and considerate end of anti-Jackson opinion.
Heck, I enjoyed the movies. The "Mystery Science Theater"-style screening of Jackson's Fellowship at the 2003 Mythcon, where we all interjected our own one-liners, was one of the best evenings I've ever spent at a movie.
And I have a serious opinion on the question. Based on the style of Jackson's first Hobbit part, I suspect that a first encounter with the movies had better be in the order that Jackson made them. As with Star Wars, it's made to be encountered that way, and advances in special effects threaten to make the earlier movies look cheesy if viewed after the later ones.
For Tolkien's books, it's more complicated. Some people who like LOTR find The Hobbit overly cutesy; some people who like The Hobbit find LOTR gaseous and overblown. If you like both, start with The Hobbit; otherwise, you'd best find out what kind of person you are.