Re: All Things Superman: An Open Discussion - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Part
The film suffered from a bad case of tonal dissonance. One minute the Wizards and the Elves are brooding over ominous portends, backed up by dark and foreboding music, the next minute you have trolls wiping their mucus on Bilbo or a Wizard with bird poop on his head sledging through the meadows of middle earth with rabbits.
It's like Jackson wanted to embellish the Hobbit with the same seriousness of LOTR, but realized some way through that the Hobbit is an inherently silly story that requires a matching tone. Then he tried to reconcile the two varying tones in the same film with questionable results. However, I feel the next two films will suffer less from this tonal problem because the story takes a darker turn once in Mirkwood. I still dread Jackson's Beorn though.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.