Amph The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, Battle of the Five Armies

Discussion in 'Community' started by -Courtney-, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Everton Chosen One

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    I think the Mouth of Sauron's... mouth... is one of the most effective special effects I've ever seen. It's so simple, but so completely jarring it freaks me out even now.
  2. Drac39 Chosen One

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    I think the lack of tension has to do with Jackson failing to develop fleshed out characters you cared about. Thorin and his dwarves are just action hero props for the most part. You cared about the Fellowship and thus when danger was around you feared for them. I did care about Bilbo and so there was some tension when he was in danger but then again Jackson thinks the hobbits are weak otherwise you wouldn't have so many bits where they have to be saved by warriors.
  3. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Too many dwarves and not enough fleshing out of them. I can name several of them but not all of them. I can also tell you the relationships of some of them but nowhere near as good as LOTR.
  4. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    There are a lot of dwarves, though. There were nine in the Fellowship, and they got more fleshed out as the movies went along.
  5. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Dwarves "not fleshed out"? As opposed to the book, in which, aside from Thorin and maybe Balin, they're basically just a list of names? o_O
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  6. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    Okay. The dwarves were fleshed out more in the movies than the books. But the dwarves were not as distinct as the Fellowship to me.
  7. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    It helps that the Fellowship is way more diverse. The most of any race is Hobbits at four. Still, there's two whole more movies for some of the other dwarves to get some good screentime. I can see Bombur getting some good material, since I don't think he uttered one word in the entirety of AUJ. Gloin barely talks either. I'm sure they'll get their chance.
  8. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    If so, Bilbo's mother has some serious explaining to do.
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  9. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    By the Valar! I hadn't seen that one coming... It certainly earned more than a chuckle on my part. Now I have this absurd image of the Necromancer and Bilbo, and the former going all "No, I am your maker" on the latter. Which would also be true in a way, given that Bilbo does carry Sauron's essence in the One Ring.

    I know there's a Crack!Fic idea there somewhere, but for the life of me I don't think I'd be able to pull it of...

    Cheers,
    Lauré :)
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  10. Diggy Chosen One

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    That's what she said.
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  11. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    I just came in here to use the phrase "fleshed out."

    So...when is the EE being released?
  12. black_saber Force Ghost

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    It should be released in time for the holidays! I can't find the date on when it comes out.!!!!
  13. black_saber Force Ghost

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    does anybody own the hobbit now, and is it released in 24 per frame seconds on dvd if you do own it?
  14. EHT New Films Manager

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    Does DVD even support 48 FPS?
  15. black_saber Force Ghost

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    Not the I know of, but is the dvd in 48 fps?
  16. EHT New Films Manager

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    That's... what I'm asking. If it supports that in the first place.
  17. black_saber Force Ghost

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    I don't know either!!!! But I did ask Rouge-one-in-a-half that and rouge said it will most likley be on 24 per frame second on dvd.
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  18. Ghost Chosen One

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    I wish they would say what the EE deleted scenes will be, so I know whether to buy now or wait until Christmas. :p
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  19. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    At least one of the deleted scenes will involve the Necromancer.
  20. Everton Chosen One

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    If I knew for sure there was going to be an EE (do we know that, yet?) then I would not buy the theatrical cut. So I suspect they're not going to confirm until the theatrical cut has been released.

    I don't know what to do.
  21. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  22. Mortimer Snerd Force Ghost

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    They'll sell more Blu-Rays if they hold off on an official announcement of an EE release.
  23. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  24. Everton Chosen One

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  25. Diggy Chosen One

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    Rent it, then buy the EE. An Evertonian and his money are not soon parted.
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