4 thoughts on “GeekNation Show #23 – The New Year’s Special”

  1. Damn, I actually ended up like Stee and went away for a while. But back at home and back to the Film Pigs. 🙂

    I know I’m a minority on this, but I actually enjoyed The Hobbit more than I did Fellowship of the Ring. I liked the slower pace and the atmosphere it developed – I know people complained it wasn’t well-paced, but I enjoyed some of the characters enough to not mind. Particularly Bilbo, definitely. I prefer him over a brooding Frodo so we don’t have to depend solely on those two comic-relief hobbits for comedy.

    While I liked the original book, I wouldn’t be able to explain the giant eagles, Gandalf’s magic, why a dragon needs gold (seriously, what’s he going to do with it?) etc. to you guys. Though in fairness, I’ve stumbled into so many conversations where people have constantly tried to prove me an idiot for not understanding, I’ve just come to accept these “plot holes” as normal.

    You’re not wrong at all, Stee, about the use of too much CGI. I didn’t like that whole thing with the goblins for that reason; during the escape, it seemed like the creatures that we were supposed to believe to be there had no weight to them. But what do you think when you see something like Gollum? Do you think there’s something there that’s achievable for other CGI characters? I enjoyed Todd’s theory; I believe it’s style over realism that draws us in.

  2. 1) You have to say what the cliched last line in The Hobbit is because there’s no way in hell I’m ever seeing that thing.

    2) Props/sympathies to Skelton for being the least drunk for the porch commentary. Also, PLEASE use screener season to do more drunken post-movie reviews. Maybe you could switch out who has to be sober while the other two aren’t?

    3) I would like to nominate Doomsday for a DVD commentary for sometime in 2013 because it is bananas. Thank you and goodnight.

    1. 1) I can’t even remember but it was something like “At first, I thought you were worthless…boy was I wrong!” but not as good as that.

      2) The only reason I wasn’t as drunk was because I had taken a nap during The Hobbit after getting off a 15 hour flight from Europe.

      3) Doomsday is a giant, awesome mess.

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