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. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    He's fine, but I think they tried too hard, used too much slow close shot to show how good he looks, it's not what they did to Legolas or even Arwen in LotR.
  2. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Well, apparently he did have to learn to move inhumanly, so I eagerly await the result in TABA...

    Lauré :)
  3. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    A lot of slow close-up shots to show us how ethereally beautiful he is before his mask fails? I wonder why they did that :p
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  4. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Why do u complain a lot and why do u always bring up Arwen? You obsessed?
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  5. vinsanity Jedi Grand Master

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    going back to the topic of PJ redoing some scenes in LOTR or putting new scenes, he speaks about it in the commentary on the EE of AUJ (specifically in the beginning of riddles in the dark scene) , he says he probably would do it eventually in a big ultimate box set with all 6 films but also says if he did it he would also want the first versions to still be available and not being discarded because they're part of movie history, Philippa Boyens gives some suggestions to Pete like including Thranduil in the Last Alliance battle against Sauron in the FOTR prologue
  6. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    ^:)^=D=[face_dancing]
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  7. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    At least PJ's got some perspective on it all, then. I was actually hedging my bets on Thranduil dying in the Battle of the Five Armies, but apparently he survives and, alongside the dwarves, helps rebuild Middle Earth after Sauron's defeat.

    What're the odds that Tauriel isn't gonna make it? She's a fun character, but I get the impression they're gonna play up the Kili/Tauriel angle and have it all end tragically, because, well, the book gets a bit sad.
  8. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    A man of pure genius, whose work culminated in a series of life-changing videos:







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  9. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    That's actually an awesome idea.
  10. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    Oh, and before people get sick of me - the nods to the Lord of the Rings (visually and in terms of character) were nowhere near as blatant or "nudge nudge wink wink" as in the first movie.

    The eagles, however, are a weird allusive/referential/continuity thing, because in LotR it's a shout-out to the books, but in the Hobbit it's a call forward to LotR, so the Eagles (in the movies, at least) are really just deus ex machina, or rather what the vast majority of people think deus ex machina is.
  11. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Legolas happening to come across Gimli's childhood portrait was really cute and subtle.
  12. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    At least that was over quickly, though. The bit where Gandalf just started breaking things with his staff was a much more fun nod.
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  13. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    I thought it was cool and funny lol
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  14. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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  15. I Are The Internets Game Winner

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    He wants a better actress, a stronger one, and one who will not let this tragedy continue.
  16. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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    Another round of interesting tidbits from the spiderwebs:

    About Tolkien's work as an illustrator:
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/03/tolkien-artist-illustrator/

    The Seven Wonders of Middle-Earth:
    http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2013/12/29/85747-discover-the-seven-greatest-architectural-wonders-of-middle-earth/
    On the plausability of Tauriel's character:
    http://middle-earth.xenite.org/2013/12/16/is-tauriel-in-the-book-the-hobbit/
    On the theory that the Arkenstone is a Silmaril:
    http://askmiddlearth.tumblr.com/post/41497309376/was-the-arkenstone-a-silmaril

    On whether or not Hobbits would be human:
    http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/12/are_hobbits_human_can_elves_and_humans_and_dwarves_interbreed.html
    And whether or not Smaug could actually breathe fire:
    http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/but-not-simpler/2014/01/02/smaug-breathes-fire-like-a-bloated-bombardier-beetle-with-flinted-teeth/

    Short article on Armitage (love the bit about him having a "thing " for Thorin's hairstyle):
    http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/for-the-hobbits-dwarf-king-its-a-long-way-to-the-top-if-you-want-to-stop-a-troll-20131223-2zukk.html
    On the composition of the "Five Armies" in TABA:
    http://heirsofdurin.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/empire214.jpg
    About the evolution of the interaction between the Heirs of Durin in TDOS:
    http://thorinoakenshield.net/2014/01/02/fili-kili-and-thorin-oakenshield-in-desolation-of-smaug-a-second-appreciation-of-the-heirs-of-durin/
    What is written on Kili's runestone:
    http://middleearthnews.com/2014/01/03/david-salo-helps-middle-earth-news-solve-the-mystery-of-kilis-runestone/
    And a description of his weapon arsenal:
    http://thorinoakenshield.net/2014/01/02/kili-and-his-weapons-deadly-at-every-range/

    Enjoy!

    Lauré :)
  17. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    I'm pretty sure you would know if Slowpoke was obsessed with an actress.
  18. Slowpokeking Force Ghost

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    No I didn't complain much.
    I do like Liv Tyler and her Arwen a lot.
  19. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  21. Vialco Force Ghost

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    It's a little rude to call an entire generation soulless.
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  22. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    Can beings without souls get offended?
  23. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    I hope my soul can get visually enhanced.
  24. I Are The Internets Game Winner

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    48FPS?
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  25. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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