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. Vialco Force Ghost

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    Those Nazgul tombs were a ridiculous piece of architecture. There is no possible way that the people of Middle-Earth could have made those with their level of technology.

    That being said, they did look pretty awesome and very creepy, although the way Radagast just appears out of nowhere completely ruins the spooky aura of the scene.
  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Yes, and everything else is perfectly plausible. 8-}

    Psst. It's fantasy.
  3. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Same could be said about Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, etc.... :p
  4. Volderon Force Ghost

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    And those big giant statues carved out of the rock by Amon Hen.
  5. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    People of Middle-Earth are great, they can build impossible stuff!
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  6. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Except banisters. There's a severe lack of decent staircase banisters anywhere in Middle Earth.
  7. KissMeImARebel Force Ghost

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    To be fair, people in Middle Earth can build crazy insane things that WE can't build. It's just that it happened mainly back in their glory days in the First and Second Ages. Basically, they don't build 'em like they used to.
    I really liked that sequence too.
    Last edited by KissMeImARebel, Dec 28, 2013
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  8. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    A wizard built the tomb. No seriously.
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  9. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    Beside Snow White and Robin Hood, which famous story could use LotR's movie material to make a trailer?

    I am thinking about dubbing Thranduil with some female characters' voice.
    Last edited by Slowpokeking, Dec 28, 2013
  10. EmpireForever Chosen One

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  11. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    The **** are you talking about mang.
  12. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    He saw people talking about Kate being in the movie, and assumed they meant someone else.
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  13. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    I mean I am thinking about making another of these.




  14. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Okay. Well. Stop doing that and start doing something else.
  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    OK, so just saw it.

    THoughts:

    1) It needed 110% less Legolas. There's still no depth to the character and Bloom is just ACTING SO HARD, which is puzzling since he delivers no payoff for it. Dreadful, dreadful inclusion

    2) The cities they visit, from Bree to Lake Town to the flashback of Dale looked fantastic; populated, living settlements. Much more so than they did in the LOTR trilogy (compare the Brees, or even Dale to Minas Tirith). Not only does this give insight into how other fantasy towns could look (thinking anything from Joe Abercrombie's works to the Salvatore Drizzt stories or Wheel of Time) but it gives Jackson and excuse to use the tech in the vastly inferior prequel films to go back and destroy the originals. Like someone else we know.

    3) Did the script contain lots of directions like "Thorin assumes a heroic pose" or "Thorin poses, stoically, before answering"? Or was that Jackson? Or Armitage? Either way, tonnes of posing.

    4) If Bilbo just yelled Fus Ro Dah! at Smaug he'd have had an easier time.

    5) Dwarf on elf action, lolwut?

    6) Gandalf used more spells in this film than he did in like... all four previous films combined.

    7) Always a pleasure to see Lord Melchett again

    8) The extra stuff, not in the novel, padded the film out but I felt was too heavy handed on foreshadowing LOTR.

    I enjoyed it, but yes... the best bit was when Legolas got the **** kicked out of him.
  16. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    Yeah, he's definitely making LotR Begins instead of The Hobbit with all of that extra stuff.
  17. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Well, we're still puzzling out how WE built some things, like Stonehenge and the stone men on Easter Island, not to mention how Precolombian architecture still stands up to this day, while the Colonial building constructed on top of said foundations has a tendency to go down whenever there is a strong enough earthquake...

    Lauré :)
  18. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    So when Bilbo puts the ring on, he can hear what the spiders are saying, yet when he takes it off, they're still talking to him. Did the ring just grant him permanent magical powers of understanding certain beings or continuity error?
  19. Rew Force Ghost

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    So basically the Ring is the TARDIS translation matrix? :p
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  20. Ghost Chosen One

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    They are?
  21. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Yeah, he can still understand what they're saying when he stabs one spider and it starts yelling.
  22. duende Force Ghost

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    he has another ring on his pennis the whole time.
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  23. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    In other news, TDOS is still king of the Box Office, for a third week-end in a row, with a honourable $29.85 million, above Frozen with $28.85 million. It also added $98.3 million in foreign markets, of which $12.8 million came from its opening in Australia. So far, we have a worldwide total of $614.1 million ($190.3 domestic), which is very much a good sign considering that it's not been out for even a month already.

    We may yet reach the billion mark. Which would be good news indeed.

    Lauré :)
    Last edited by laurethiel1138, Dec 29, 2013
  24. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Why would it be good news? I'm not getting a cut of the gross. I think. Maybe I have a signed contract with WB somewhere around here...
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  25. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Well, there's this small matter of a third film upcoming, and as success seems to breed success, two smash hits in a row can't be a bad thing.

    Also: We can also rejoice in the good fortune of others, even if we gain nothing from it.

    Lauré :)
    Last edited by laurethiel1138, Dec 29, 2013