I haven’t seen it. I won’t see it. I had been saying that I would never, ever pay money to see it, but the more I learn about it the more horrified I am, till I’ve reached the stage that I flatly refuse to watch it. There are plenty of reasons – the face of three movies, the presence of Tauriel, Legolas, Galadriel, and Radagast, the giant jackrabbit, the moose, and I could keep going – but suffice to say that as of this time yesterday my only feelings on the whole disgusting project was contempt and loathing for Peter Jackson and his cohorts. But yesterday it ratcheted up a little – if this is accurate.
I came across a gifset someone made, with captions as follows:
Bilbo: “Excuse me, but that is a doily, not a dishcloth!”
Dwarf: “But it’s full of holes.”
Bilbo: “It’s supposed to look like that. It’s crochet.”
Dwarf: “Oh, and a wonderful game it is too – if you’ve got the balls for it.”
That sound you hear is my blood pressure continuing to go up; it’s like the carnival game where you try to ring the bell at the top of the thing. If I start enumerating the various ways this horrifies me this will be a very long post, and the bell will go ding, so I’ll cut to the chase: my question is, to those of you who have seen the movie: is this accurate, or was someone amusing him/herself?
Please tell me someone thought they were being funny.
Lie to me if you have to.
I don’t want to have to harbor that much hatred for one human being.
Update, December 2014 – I found a transcript online of this thing. The above “dialogue” is taken straight from the movie. I loathe Peter Jackson.