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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 01:32:13 PM »

We went to see this yesterday and all thoroughly enjoyed it. I really liked the extra info they've put in and now can't wait to see the next one. 5 out of 5.
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« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 11:12:49 PM »

I enjoyed this one more than I expected.  It's definitely overlong and should have been pared down, but honestly most of the scenes that most obviously should have been pared down..  It'd have been tough to do a lot of it as they're all tied to the main story (even if loosely).  Pradergast shouldn't have even been in the film, and I think they should have cut the number of dwarves in half for film purposes. 

That said, even though it felt overlong, I enjoyed almost every scene of the film on its own - I was never bored.  It's not another LOTR, but it's a fun fantasy romp. 

8/10.
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« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2012, 12:51:04 AM »

The whole reason Bilbo was chosen was to avoid the unlucky number 13, so cutting the number of dwarves would have mangled the story.  Radagast could have been cut, I suppose, but I kind of liked him!
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« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2012, 01:27:25 PM »

The whole reason Bilbo was chosen was to avoid the unlucky number 13, so cutting the number of dwarves would have mangled the story.  Radagast could have been cut, I suppose, but I kind of liked him!
He was interesting.....but not essential.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2012, 02:01:45 PM »

The whole reason Bilbo was chosen was to avoid the unlucky number 13, so cutting the number of dwarves would have mangled the story.  Radagast could have been cut, I suppose, but I kind of liked him!

I don't remember them even mentioning this in the film, and they focus a lot more on his ability to be a burglar and stealthiness and the unnoticed nature of hobbits. 

I know there's no way they were going to just cut out half the characters from the film, but the number of dwarves really does seem pointless and silly.  And the book is rather silly, but the movie is much less so (as a nine hour epic, it probably should be a little more serious), and having so many characters just detracts from this. 

That's the films biggest problem, on a whole - it tries to be epic and serious like LOTR, but also silly and kind of kiddy like the novel.  It's an awkward mix at times.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2013, 09:20:23 AM »

Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2013, 11:46:59 AM »

I am SO ready for this!!!!! BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2013, 08:20:55 AM »

I've always had the opinion that South Africa and more specifically Bloemfontein (Prof. Tolkien's birthplace) should put up a statue to him.  TeddyR

But there is THIS guesthouse in Bloemfontein: www.hobbit.co.za  TeddyR
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2013, 08:26:40 AM »

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/hobbit-actors-offer-giggling-response-567636

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I saw this yesterday and wanted to share.  These two girls geek out over the new trailer.  I guess someone told Peter Jackson about the reaction video to the trailer so he made a reaction video to their reaction video using some elves.
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2013, 12:22:14 PM »

Trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnaojlfdUbs&feature=player_embedded

Thanks! I'm pretty hyped....and a big fan like Indy. Wink
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« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2013, 02:20:36 PM »

I've seen the trailer, and all I can say is "What the heck!" Just slapping a title on something doesn't make it so, and whatever that is, it's not Tolkien's "The Hobbit."

And what is that with all the flippin' and floppin' during the action scenes. They may look good on film, but most people didn't fight like that in "those days." Which is a real turn-off for me.

One thing I do wonder, is whether the 2nd in the series will gross as much at the box office, as the 1st. Which I believe grossed about a billion $.
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« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2013, 03:44:08 PM »

Saw the trailer for the 2nd one yesterday.  Looked cool.  But why'd they show the dragon in the trailer?  I don't mind that they showed him, but I thought they wanted us to wait until the movie.   Question
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« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2013, 10:00:27 PM »

This is weird, because I loved the Rings trilogy, but I am in the middle of watching The Hobbit and I'm finding it difficult to get into it.  It's a bit too cutesy and comical, and feels like a Disney movie made for kids.  I haven't read The Hobbit in decades, so perhaps I'm missing something.  I'll give it another go tonight and see what happens.
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« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2013, 10:02:29 PM »

Tolkien wrote THE HOBBIT first, and it is very much a children's tale (I read it out loud to my daughters when they were six, and it was a high point of raising them!).  LOTR was written more than a decade later, and it went far into the darker and more complex history of Middle Earth that THE HOBBIT only hinted at.
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« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2013, 05:58:12 AM »

Tolkien wrote THE HOBBIT first, and it is very much a children's tale (I read it out loud to my daughters when they were six, and it was a high point of raising them!).  LOTR was written more than a decade later, and it went far into the darker and more complex history of Middle Earth that THE HOBBIT only hinted at.

Thanks, Indy.  I will watch it with that in mind.  Cheers
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