It’s happened to everyone. You’re watching a movie, and things are starting to wrap up, and all of a sudden, you see it: The Perfect Ending. But then a strange thing happens… the movie keeps going. Even though they had the perfect ending, the filmmakers don’t end their film, and in the process, come dangerously close to tarnishing your entire opinion of the film in the process.
This has happened numerous times in films that I’ve watched, and today, I’m looking at my Top 5 examples of films that failed to stick the landing because they didn’t end minutes or seconds sooner.
Beware, spoilers ahead…
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Yesterday, my esteemed colleague Andrew brought you his view of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If my opinion didn’t vary so vastly from his I wouldn’t burden you with it, but I feel it only fair to give you, my dear and faithful readers, a second opinion on what I feel is one of the absolute worst movies I have ever laid eyes on.
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Gollum Watches Over You At Wellington Airport
It’s already apparent that New Zealand is pretty fond of the Lord Of The Rings. With Peter Jackson having shot the film adaptation of the book series in the country, that fondness makes sense. And it often shows itself in such unique ways.
Wellington Airport unveiled a 13m Gollum in the ceiling of the diner area. As pictured, it appears to be reaching for a NZ Rainbow Trout. The sculpture was designed and produced by Richard Taylor and Weta Workshop Supervisors Rob Gillies and Sarah Morris.
Many are excited about the sculpture in Wellington, including Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who confessed to already being a Tolkien fan.
“I was given one of those paperback copies of LOTR for Christmas when I was 12, she said. That was a very, very quiet Christmas as I read my way through those books!”
The “Guardians of Middle Earth” Will Make Your Dream Fantasy Battles Come True
Ever wanted to see Golem and Gandalf duke it out? Well, thanks to Monolith, responsible for F.E.A.R. and Gotham City Imposters, that dream is coming true!
The new action game is set to place 5v5 battles of Middle Earth heroes in player vs. player battles. With more than 20 heroes and villains available to use, get ready to fight for the fate of Middle Earth again! And again! And again!
Guardians of Middle Earth is set for release this fall on PS3 and 360.
Somehow I missed this news, but Peter Jackson announced that he was going to be shooting The Hobbit at the higher frame rate of 48 frames per second, in an attempt to make the 3D much more fluid, life-like and easier on the eyes. About ten minutes of footage debuted at CinemaCon today, and the reaction to it is all over the map…
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