Romance Is Part of the Reason Why ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Isn’t That Great

The Hobbit Trilogy can be perfectly compared to The Lord of the Rings like the Star Wars prequel trilogy is to the original Star Wars trilogy. There are things about the films that work but it is plagued overall with too many unforgettable mistakes or silly moments. One of the aspects of the films that is one, unnecessary, and two, a bit unbelievable, is the romance.

I’m right now rewatching all of the Hobbit movies and as I’ve reached the second installment in the trilogy that’s when the romantic aspect awakens as Kili and Tauriel first meet and honestly, a while back I used to like their relationship but now it’s just annoying.

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Kili is an important character, we all know that, but in the first installment, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, he is treated as a side character who isn’t given much to do other than be a part of the company. It’s only until The Desolation of Smaug that he is given a larger role and it’s a bit jarring. Especially that the role upgrade was only to incorporate needless romance into the movie.

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Update: The Opening Scenes in ‘Star Wars’; Ranked from Worst to Best

Back in January of this year I wrote a post displaying my ranking of the opening scenes in Star Wars. Now, with Solo arriving, it’s time to update that list. Enjoy!

10. Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi’s opening scene is my least favorite because it’s kind of boring. Yes, it shows the half-constructed Death Star and yes it highlights Darth Vader’s shuttle (which is always awesome) but this opening scene has never made me that excited.

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