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The Hobbit (film series)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by deadly7, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    One of my favorite books, and one I´ve been expecting for a wild to be turned into a movie. So yeah the excitement for this in gonna be huge.

    Does anyone remember the time when Peter Jackson was supposedly not gonna direct it and BRET RATTNER was mentioned to be up for the job? [​IMG]
     
  2. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Trailer fail.

    Where the dragon at yo?
     
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  3. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    ....
     
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  4. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Smaug will be in the second half of the movie and they BETTER do a great good on him.
     
  5. Lionheart Biker

    Lionheart Biker Senior member

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    Smaug will appear in "there and back again". I´m sure jackson and his team are gonna come up with a great smaug. The one I imagined while reading was pretty badass. I would expect nothing less from him.
     
  6. Johdus Fanfoozal

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    Surprised it's in two parts. Always thought of The Hobbit as a pretty quick read, especially compared to any of the LOTR books.

    Eagerly anticipating Jackson's 24-part take on The Silmarillion.
     
  7. dganderson

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    I'm really hoping that they can fit this in somewhere even if it's during the credits. Maybe they can put the video in after the credits end.
     
  8. Anthony K

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    Lawl....catchy tune! Though a version sung by Will Shatner would probably be better. That blonde and brunette are pretty bangable!
     
  9. Joffrey

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    Posting here because I've heard about this film for a few years now and was very interested in seeing the trailer/teaser. I finally see it and I'm underwhelmed hence my post.
     
  10. NorCal

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    Hmmm... I'm in the small camp that thinks he did not near do the Books justice.
    The Hobbit is much shorter and simpler and so should be easier to do a complete job and they are doing two films so that is hopeful.
    It looks like the dwarves are going to be comic relief though and I hated that about the films. I hope to God that was not a love interest we saw there for Gandalf.
    Sets and actors look the part, that is one thing the LOTR films nailed. I would expect the dragon to be awesome. Lots of actions, lots of cool characters, less to fuck up, I guess I want to be hopeful.
    We'll see.
     
  11. Mauro

    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Joffrey,

    You do this often it seems. You know nothing about something listen to the hype but don't care to research the subject and then poop on it. You're depressing.
     
  12. deadly7

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    How so? (Re: not doing books justice)
     
  13. whiteslashasian

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    Makes me kinda want to watch that creepy animated version again.
     
  14. kwilkinson

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    I agree..... but when has any movie really done the book it was based on justice?
    I don't get why people always say this line about movies made from books. "it didn't do the book justice, it didn't do the book justice" yadda yadda yadda. No shit it didn't do the book justice. Books are better experiences than movies.
     
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  15. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Mauro baby, why you try to hurt me?

    [​IMG]

    Joffrey
     
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  16. deadly7

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    The thing people fail to realize is that, in books, you have an unlimited amount of time for your audience. To make a true-to-the-book LotR copy would have taken easily three times the screentime, if not even longer. Some changes bugged me (elves at Helm's Deep? wtf?) but modifying the story is always necessary for a book that length to be a good film. I disagree that books are better experiences than movies. Books are different experiences.
     
  17. Teacher

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    I couldn't agree more. I enjoy both media for their own advantages.
     
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    Modifying yes, but I though PJ changed some important elements of the story to no advantage.
     
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    +1

    Faramir's character (and I mean moral character) was entirely misrepresented and "psychologized." The books portray Faramir as the moral better of his brother Boromir (evocative of Cain and Abel, in its own way), not some weakling craving approval from daddy.
     
  20. NorCal

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    Yep, glad you got it.
     

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