The Hobbit (film series)

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  1. 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.
     


  2. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    How so? (Re: not doing books justice)
     


  3. whiteslashasian

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


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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.
     


  5. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Mauro baby, why you try to hurt me?

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    Joffrey
     
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  6. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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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.
     


  7. Teacher

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    I couldn't agree more. I enjoy both media for their own advantages.
     


  8. NorCal

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    Modifying yes, but I though PJ changed some important elements of the story to no advantage.
     


  9. burningbright

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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.
     


  10. NorCal

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    Yep, glad you got it.
     


  11. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    I feel like Howard Shore will have full recordings of all the poems and songs in an "extended" Hobbit release (akin to the LotR Complete Recordings). I really hope so, at least. The Hobbit had some of my favorite poetry in the series.
     


  12. CDFS

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    IIRC, there were elves at Helm's deep.
     


  13. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Hornburg

    Wikipedia has everything. Oh well. Saves me having to flip through the 5 chapters that Helm's Deep comprises.
     


  14. GQgeek

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    Elves at helm's deep didn't bother me. I was most saddened that they didn't include the part at the end of RotK when the hobbits go back to the shire only to find all the hobbits enslaved.

    I remember when I first saw the EE of The Two Towers and Merry & Pippin drinking the ent water, that they were going to include enslavement of the hobbits in the EE of RotK. They didn't. :(
     


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    Me too. I was also annoyed by the replacement of what was it?, Lord Glorfindel.

    At deadly: You're right, I'm sure: http://www.thetolkienforum.com/showthread.php?8720-Elf-leader-who-dies-in-helms-deep :)
     
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