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. EHT New Films Manager

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    The more I hear the new title for the third movie, the more I have to shake my head and wish they'd kept "There and Back Again".
  2. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Even though that title only makes sense if there was 2 movies
  3. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    An Unexpected Journey
    The Road Goes Ever On
    There and Back Again.

    It would work perfectly. The issue is not that it only makes sense for two movies, it would only make sense for better movies.
  4. Diggy Chosen One

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    They changed the title to Battle of the Five Armies?

    haha, what a load of crap. That's up there with AotC.
  5. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    No, it's worse than that. The actual name of the battle is the Battle of Five Armies, so The Battle of the Five Armies is not even an accurate title .
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  6. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    There and Back Again refers to Bilbo's journey

    Henceforth, that name will be used for the future Box Set
  7. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    When did Peter Jackson start posting here?
  8. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    September 3, 2012, apparently.
  9. EHT New Films Manager

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    But then we wouldn't know which five armies; this is the battle of THE five armies. :p

    Anyway, at first I saw the logic in saying that TABA didn't make as much sense for just the third installment as it would for the whole story (the way it was used as a subtitle for the novel). While that may be true, it wouldn't have confused anyone anyway, and it had a nice conclusive feeling to it with the TABA name. Yes, we've already seen him go "there", but everyone knew that anyway. The "back again" part would have just brought everything full circle. Now we have a name more fitting for a chapter of the story, and the use of it for the title of the final movie seems to take away some of that nice conclusive feeling I mentioned before. Also, the particular title seems to want to emphasize big action.
  10. laurethiel1138 Force Ghost

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  11. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I'm just quoting something that PJ quoted
  12. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    You're just being redundant.
  13. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'd much rather see Michael Jackson's Hobbit trilogy to be honest.
  15. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    This is what Luke Evans had to say about the title change

    “I actually think it’s absolutely right because when it was two films There and Back Again would’ve been the second film’s title. Now it’s three films it’s become redundant… We have the Battle of the Five Armies which we focus on, it’s a very important part of the story. I think it’s right, I think it’s appropriate that it’s changed and I think Peter would’ve thought about it with a lot of care.
    “I think the decision’s right – when you see the film you’ll understand exactly why.”

    http://screenrant.com/hobbit-3-battle-five-army-title-logo/
  16. dp4m Chosen One

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    Translation: "This is a blatant cash grab, so we're not using There And Back Again because it reminds people that we're blatantly cash grabbing."
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  17. EHT New Films Manager

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    Yeah, I'm not buying it.
  18. Diggy Chosen One

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    Well Desolation of Smaug is a fairly crap title, so I suppose this fits.

    What they should have done is called the second one "There..." And the third "...aaaand Back Again",
  19. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Maybe I'm just being naive, but I think Jackson's primary concern personally is just playing around with his toys as much as possible, and money comes second at best. It's the studio/studio pressure that cares most about the revenue.
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  20. Diggy Chosen One

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    Yeah, he's thinking about that as he's having a threesome with Pippa and Fran on a giant pile of hundred dollar bills.
  21. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    Yeah he and Fran are always defending bloated three hour cuts that would be twice as effective if pared down. Lookin at you, Kong.
  22. Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Jackson's "more is more" problem was evident years before he did The Hobbit.
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  23. tom Chosen One

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    i liked king kong, including the long buildup before they reach the island. for me it was naomi watts' performance they really sold the film, and it wouldn't have worked if you didn't spend some time getting to know ann darrow before she was thrust into turmoil. a few of the action sequences once they reached the island probably could have been trimmed, but i enjoyed the spectacle.
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  24. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    Eh, I'd say that, as in the original, 40 minutes is more than enough time to get to know her. 75 is a bit much, and it's not like the majority of that time is spent with her anyway. Most of the edit is spent alternating between Jack Black's best Welles caricature, slow motion shots of typewriter keys, and Friday Night Lights coach getting his posters scribbled on. The film is too damn long.
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  25. tom Chosen One

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    maybe. i'd have to watch it again. i only saw it in the theater. i wouldn't be too surprised if it felt too long upon subsequent viewings, but i rarely watch a film more than once.