Discussion in 'Community' started by -Courtney-, Nov 25, 2006.
Those rabbits were epic!
Those faces in the first picture
The Hobbit Pt. 2 The Desolation of Smaug comes out this year!
Really?! I didn't know that! I'm glad you're here to tell us such things.
All I'm saying is that it is finally closer to the movie even though it really isn't
Well it wasn't any smarter of the company to run out into the open, on foot, to get away from mounted pursuit.
I tried making my own bunny sleigh, but all of the rabbits died due to prolonged exposure to the cold.
I know this is not very appropriate thread, but can I just say I love your signature,
Thank you. I created it on the fly. It's a keeper.
unfortunately it comes out in December
Yeah but it looks closer and better to me.
Anyways... how are people predicting Dol Guldor will go?
I always thought it was a battle, but right now it's only Gandalf (perhaps Radagast & Galadriel too) who look likely to go. And it's still not Gandalf's plan to leave Bilbo and the Dwarves before they enter Mirkwood.
I think it would be cool if Galadriel gets Elrond and Saruman to join them. Then we could see Gandalf, Saruman, and Radagast all go against the Necromancer/Sauron at once. Perhaps we can see Sauron begin to plant seeds of doubt/rebellion into Saruman's mind, but it would also be nice to see what a powerful Saruman on the side of the heroes would look like. The appendices also say Galadriel is the one who finally and totally destroys Dol Guldor (in the books it's during the War of the Ring, but I can see Jackson pushing up the timeline for this movie).
And I do have a feeling that the movies will kill off Radagast.
BTW- assuming the colors seem to be ranks as far as White > Grey. How do Blue and Brown rank?
Not sure. Radagast definitely seems below Gandalf, though. Or perhaps they all are just supposed to answer to Saruman the White.
The Blue are the most mysterious. From what Tolkien wrote about the two Blue Wizards, they left to the East, where Sauron is worshipped as a God-King (and the East is really Sauron's land, Mordor is just its western frontier land). Those two Blue Wizards could be the reason why the Easterlings from Rhun and beyond aren't as strong as they should be, after building up for thousands of years. The fate of the Blue Wizards is never really revealed, and the only other notable people from the West to go into the East are Saruman and Aragorn. And neither speak much of what they found there.
Meh. I disagree with 90% of this review and will one day find time to handily rebut it point-by-point. Meanwhile it bears noting that a film critic expecting to be taken seriously should not make so many errors of fact. The reviewer, while seeming smug in his Tolkien- and film-related knowledge, gets a number of things flat wrong. For example, his assertion that Tolkien's story "lacks a deeper purpose, beyond reclaiming gold from a dragon" is patently inaccurate, given that in both book and film, the Dwarves' "deeper purpose" is clearly stated: to reclaim their homeland.
Further his insistence that "Those who know their Tolkien geography will scratch their heads at how Radagast evidently travelled from Mirkwood to the Trollshaws in seemingly no time," seems to forget or ignore that the chronology of events is not made clear in the movie. However many days it took Radagast to travel from Mirkwood to Trollshaws, that's how many days it took. The film simply presents the scenes contiguously for reasons of pacing; for all we know the Radagast-in-Greenwood sequence happens weeks before the Unexpected Party.
I also ardently disagree with the reviewer's opinion that "the Radagast sub-plot feels last minute, half-hearted, ill-conceived, underdeveloped, somewhat incongruous and ultimately redundant". I thrill to Radagast's scenes and find them quirky and refreshing. To each his own, of course, but the reviewer linked above first declares the film a "triumph", then proceeds to tear it down for two pages.
So the deluxe version of the score CD contains some extra tracks at the end of the second disc.
Dreaming of Bag End
A Very Respectable Hobbit
The Dwarf Lords
The Edge of the Wild
Anyone have these and figure out where they go in the film order of the score? I'd like to integrate into film order in my playlists...
I saw the hobbit twice in theathers and the second time was better because the 3D distracted me from the film when I saw it the first time.
Anyways the extended edition should be better because it might explain the movie better because there are missing gaps in the movie and not enough charcter devolpment, just like the lord of the rings theatrical release! Thats reasons why crittics hated the film and because of how it is shot with the camera angle and not enough back story!
Funny, critics didn't hate LOTR Trilogy. And according to you it had the same flaws.
Looks to me like Unexpected Journey will hit $300 million U.S. and a bit more than $900 million worldwide. It may well fall short of $1 billion and end its run behind the much worse Skyfall as the fourth most successful film of 2012. Unfortunately, it's more than enough to ensure that we'll get more of the same in parts 2 and 3. What Jackson probably needed was a major box office thrashing to get his head back in the game. Now, we might as well resign ourselves to a part 2 as visually bloated, as narratively thin and as butt-achingly long as part 1.
Prediction: Beorn's Animal Farm is going to be a tedious reprise of the opening of Unexpected Journey - 45 minutes of vegetarian dinner before getting back on the road, with a few cuts to that albino djinni and Sauron's haunted mansion. It will be great.
bout to watch this shiznit in non-3d. keep ur fingers crossed for 24fps because they dont label that shizz
All 2D showings are 24fps, so don't worry.
Can some explain this fps business? What is it? etc
Yeah, and also they do label that shizz. My ticked said Hobbit HFR 3D
Films are done at 24fps usually. It makes stuffs look better. This was done at 48fps. Frames per second. Moar frames faster. Zoomy flashing result.