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• THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES -

Hmm...  Well, they did take us there, and back again.  Overall, I think 2014 has been a rather disappointing year for action/adventure, and sci-fi/fantasy cinema, with few exceptions.  The anticipation may have been there, to varying degrees, but the actual experiences have been found wanting, in my opinion.  This final chapter of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy does manage to provide some fun thrills, including tolerable deviations from Tolkien canon as well as reasonably faithful extrapolations.  And some scenes do evoke heartfelt emotion.  But I must say that the pacing, and the editing is, at times, atrocious.  Astoundingly bad.  If you thought they quickly dispensed with the Jabba The Hutt/Han Solo storyline at the start of 1983's STAR WARS: THE RETURN OF THE JEDI, this movie tops that sin with the early, swift, and perfunctory dismissal of the great dragon, Smaug.
The rest of the film walks a line between finishing up the story of Bilbo and the dwarves (including the material Jackson decided to make up on his own), and deliberately and forcefully foreshadowing what we've already seen in the far superior Lord of the Rings film trilogy.  Admittedly, some of the linking explanations are solid, and logical.

Howard Shore's musical score often sinks to the level of "Mickey Mousing," the unflattering Old Hollywood term for music used over-abundantly to manipulate the feelings of the audience, or to spell out the action depicted on screen.

The performances by Martin Freeman, and Richard Armitage are good, if not better than in the previous installments.  Of course, it's a rush to see the familiar faces of Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ian Holm (in a cameo) and Cate Blanchett.  Billy Connolly is instantly recognizable, but shamefully wasted (no fault of the filmmaker as it corresponds to the novel, but then, Jackson was taking such liberties anyway).

My greatest misgivings have to do with the increased proliferation of green-screen effects and locations.  It's gotten too obvious.  And I think that, with the hyper-realism of digital effects (when properly utilized), and the growing dependence upon these via green screen fill-it-in-later backdrops, many in the audience are becoming all too aware of the digital fakery.  The irony in overlooking this is in the need to employ our imaginations once again, accepting how fake something looks, just as in the pre-digital era, in spite of these modern movie "miracles."  My guess is that filmmakers today, in their haste to dazzle, are getting a bit sloppy, or frugal, and this is most evident when they reach beyond their grasp for the next mind-blowing special effect sequence or panoramic environments.  This is a quibble, granted.  No cause for rioting.

Anyway, it's over now.  I think.  
And, despite my personal gripes and disappointment, I am still appreciative of the monumental achievement by Peter Jackson and his faithful and talented cohorts.  With these two Middle Earth trilogies, they have filmed the "unfilmable."  Sure, the quality dipped below the line on occasion.  But only on occasion, and that's certainly forgivable.  Most of the world's Tolkien fans never expected to ever see the cinematic adaptation of their beloved and classic literature so spectacularly fulfilled.  And, in the end, that is something truly--- prrrreciousssss.  :)

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Jerome-K-Moore
Rome The Conqueror
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: Monrovia, CA, USA, roughly 117 longitude, 34 latitude, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way
Favourite genre of music: Depends on my mood. Classical, Rock, Jazz, R&B, Film Scores
Favourite photographer: Peter Parker. Jimmy Olsen is a HACK!!
Favourite style of art: All art is digital if you use your fingers
Operating System: Central Nervous
MP3 player of choice: iPod, by Apple
Shell of choice: Mi-shell Pfeiffer
Wallpaper of choice: Those realistic tunnel paintings that always fooled Wile E. Coyote
Skin of choice: African-American. But if I could've picked, I'd have chosen armor
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, George Bush...
Personal Quote: "No! Try not. DO! Or do not. There is no 'try.'"
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munizjohn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Jerome you are such a pro man! Love your work, legendary! 
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billybob1244 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
do you accept commissions?
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ChenilleRealm Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your gallery sir! 
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, sir!
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Yaky-Urane Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have any personnal art, done in a personnal style. I like to look at your gallery, but it is all commercial work, impersonnal. I mean i can look at your gallery and i cant figure out anything about you as an artist, all i can see is a worker. And i definitly would like to see some personal art.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
It all depends on what you look for, and how well you see.  An artist is present in all of his/her work to varying degrees.  And it's up to the artist to reveal as much or as little of himself as desired.
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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
What is your opinion regarding the fact that we may never get to witness the appearance of Namor "the Sub-Mariner" McKenzie, Janet van Dyne/The Wasp, Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman, Hercules, or any of the X-Men (outside of Wolverine, along with a cameo of Hank McCoy) appear in either Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., and/or Avengers Assemble?
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Noniway Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love following your work, and I love your recent stuff. But I really love going through your gallery and looking at the work you did for QtC. It was and still is one of my favorite movies, and it's hard to find good art of it anywhere else!
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truthaaa Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
man , i loved your work from malibu , really amazing :)
great gallery
you are amazing

cheers
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much!  :D
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QueenLucy-Diclonius Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Can you do more adorable pics of kids from TV shows?
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RJHalfbreed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetings Mr. Moore! I have a question, and I hope you will reply in time. Do you know of any professional Latin American digital artists? It is for a school assignment, and I was assigned to look up any digital artists in Latin America. She wasn't specific, but I'm seeking professional artists. I hope you can help, if not, 'tis okay. Thanks!
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Gulliver63 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
OMG what an awesome gallery. I just got started doing more Scooby recently - they never stop being fun to do.
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PIG-0149 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Except for one disappointing fact:  in every episode, it turns out the ghost/monster they're dealing with turns out to be a fake! 
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Gulliver63 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I've mixed them up a bit with other folks...Futurama and the like.
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Slappy-Snifferdoo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have excellent designs!:w00t:
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Bird-Lover25 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hey, can you do something for me?
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Emmanuel-Oquendo Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Do you have a facebook page? I admire your art, especially the Harry Potter art :) reminds me of my childhood.
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Therese-B Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the pic of you and Chuck Jones! Two great artists with vision! :-)
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2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hey dude :D
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FakePokemon64 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Remember me? We had a rather in-depth discussion on Superman's costume back when Man of Steel was in theaters.

Well, I'm back and this time I felt I needed the advice of a professional since I've been working on designs for a version of Atlantis.
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Bird-Lover25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, would you do so,etching for me?
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TerraZin50 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mr.Moore,I just wanted to comment on your work. You sir are an outstanding artist and your work is an inspiration to me personally. Thank you for all the years of great art. Your work has brought great joy to my life and I can only hope that you continue to inspire others the way you inspire me. Your friend in art Terra Zin.
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biggyguy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Nice art i would like you to draw Superwoman in the same fashion you draw Uncle Super, Captain Super & Captain SUper Jr.
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