Fisto's Disco: The LACWAC Social Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. EHT New Films Manager

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    Oh no... I'm afraid to go read that Wiki page on The Hobbit TDOS. I really want to like this movie even more than the first one. [face_nail_biting]
  2. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Gooood morning, Star Wars TV!

    Today it is Friday the 13th, the opening of that movie involving a dragon, a huge-ass spider and dwarves and hobbits going down the river in barrels, and today...

    I am the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

    Celebration of this milestone will, at some point tonight or tomorrow, involve steak and margaritas. :D

    A few of my co-workers threw me a surprise party yesterday, and I was surprised, because it was yesterday. [face_party]
  3. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    You're 42 then i take it... happy birthday. :)
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  4. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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  5. EHT New Films Manager

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  7. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    Happy Birthday, and don't forget to bring a trusty towel with you everywhere you go, especially since it's Friday the 13th. You never know just when you'll need it. ;)
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  8. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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  9. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    Bon Anniversaire @anakinfansince1983! :) Don't go too crazy!

    @Dathomir-Witch:

    "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"

    The Kili subplot is handled very well IMO, it's not overwhelming at all.

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    +Opening sequence flashback
    +Gorgeous as always
    +Beorn
    +Stunningly creepy spider scene (Seriously, it's terrifying)
    +Mirkwood is... wow
    +Thranduil is one sassy elf
    +Legolas and Tauriel work brilliantly within the story
    +The barrel escape sequence is simply one of the best set pieces EVER
    + Lake-Town is freaking wonderful
    +Stephen Fry is great
    +SMAUG, SMAUG, SMAUG, SMAUG, SMAUG
    +The Parkour was amusing

    -A few plot threads are certainly left to dangle, but their resolution is coming in "There and Back Again" and as such I can't hold it against the film.

    Overall, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" definitely takes several creative liberties from the source material, but I never felt like Tolkien's work was being treated in a sacreligious manner. The cliffhanger ending was stunningly GORGEOUS but damned I be if it wasn't annoying to realize another year was ahead for the scene's resolution. But damned I be as well if I wasn't absolutely thrilled for two hours and forty minutes. Another triumph from Peter Jackson & Co. Go see it. NOW.

    10/10

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  10. EHT New Films Manager

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    Thanks for that... I feel better now. :)

    Now go update your title and add some username colors. :p
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  11. AnakinColodin Force Ghost

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    happy birthday anakinfansince1983[face_party]
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  12. Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host

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    Happy birthday @anakinfansince1983! [face_party]

    So true. Akash, go get some colors! And think of an awesome mod title to boot! Try this site, with your name on it (!), to test out different colors! :)

    Almost saw the spoilers, which opened up when I hit "reply" (bah!), but I'll try to refrain from clicking it until I've seen the film!
  13. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    You all are awesome. Thanks for the birthday wishes. :)

    I'm interested in what people think of the movie but don't want spoilers...what to do, what to do...

    And who the hell am I kidding, I read the book, it's not like I don't know what happens.
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  14. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    That's it I'm getting my scarf, Bofur hat, and the car started this instant. Can't wait any longer.

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    Also I'm glad the Kili part wasn't overkill. Overkili. I was worried that would come off as Hobbit fanfiction.
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  15. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    It was surprisingly sweet.

  16. Ani501st Jedi Master

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    Saw The Hobbit The Desolation Of Smaug twice this week !
  17. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Didn't open the spoiler tags, just a quick question:

    Am I likely to puke during the spider scenes?
  18. Ani501st Jedi Master

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    No, except if you are arachnophobe.
  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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  20. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    No really, she is. Made watching Cat and Mouse really difficult. ;)
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  21. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    The scene makes Shelob in Return of the King look like a walk in the park.
  22. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I have a hard time with the tarantula from Home Alone and the spiders on Minecraft.
  23. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Probably. I squirmed a bit during that scene and I'm not particularly bothered by spiders..
  24. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Ugh. I'll wait for the DVD and skip over that scene.

    I was playing Minecraft with my son and he kept putting signs in the middle of my house that said "LOL". He also put a spider web in it and iron bars on the windows.

    I felt like Homer Simpson.

    "Why you little...!" :p
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  25. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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