#5. The Hobbit Production Diaries Show That Peter Jackson Is Tired and Old
I checked out the special features, to see if they could explain why this movie is that thing it is and … well, here are some quotes, taken totally at random, from the production diaries and “The Appendices” found only on the extended Blu-ray:
"This is a nightmare." -Peter Jackson
"I asked Peter Jackson if he was going to do The Hobbit and he said, ‘No, I’m not interested in doing that.’” -Elijah Wood.
"[This movie] made me feel like I should stop acting." -Sir Ian McKellen
Sure, all those lines are said as jokes — but it’s the only type of joke anyone is making.
I use notebooks. Field Notes, mostly. I’ve tried making notes on my phone, and it’s fine for some time-sensitive reminders, but for development and that certain writer’s form of “thinking out loud,” nothing works better for me than making marks on paper. I am trained to not be able to fully apprehend a thought until it’s in front of me. Which, yes, is a faintly ridiculous way to live, I know.…
So. I did a thing on AV CLUB called “Hate Song” in which they find somebody to rant for a while on ONE SONG. I picked a song that i didn’t really like: WHAT I GOT by SUBLIME.
The best part is how I got AV CLUB COMMENTERS to DEFEND Sublime. Some of them had to defend them only to tear apart the WAY I made fun of Sublime.
I see people on here complain about dudes invalidating other people’s opinions on here and figure its worth pointing out that a lot of guys even do it to each other. Like they(we, maybe) are programmed to shit on everything.