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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby wizzard » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:24 am

I'm so glad they decided to include the songs in the movie, I got chills the first time I saw the dwarves singing! I know a lot of people just skip over the songs when they get to them, but they add so much to the atmosphere of the book.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:37 am

I'm so glad they decided to include the songs in the movie, I got chills the first time I saw the dwarves singing! I know a lot of people just skip over the songs when they get to them, but they add so much to the atmosphere of the book.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby neo-dragon » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:49 am

I've read The Lord of the Rings several times over the years, but I've actually only read The Hobbit once. In preparation for the first film (which I already have reserved seats for) I will now read it again for the first time since high school. :)
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby Briseis_Liberated » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:37 am

http://youtu.be/zakVfDY0xZk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Elfprince!! here you go!!
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby steph » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:42 am

Tyler finished The Hobbit. He was quite excited about it. His favorite part was ” coming home.” He wanted to move right into LOTR, but I told him he might want to wait until he's a bit older for those. He read half of The Wizard of Oz last night instead.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby elfprince13 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:42 am

http://youtu.be/zakVfDY0xZk
Elfprince!! here you go!!
Wooo :) :)
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby elfprince13 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:49 pm

Here's something right up Syphon's alley: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/01/ ... -analysis/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Also, did anyone else notice that the rock at the end of movie looked like a bear's head?
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:35 pm

They didn't even use the best citations to support their propositions! (But I still love it. Because I'm a dork.)
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby TerresaWiggin » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:14 pm

I recently saw The Hobbit in theaters and I have watched the Lord of the Rings numerous times, being in middle school I do not think that 13 is too young to read the Silmarilian but I know some of my friends might have trouble with it. In response to the critiques of the films I agree that some points of plot and character, What was that whole Gondor thing in the second movie? are off but what I don't think you can argue that Middle Earth is not portrayed quite wonderfully.

edit: btw, the Hobbit is now available on Amazon instant video (for those who haven't orders the extended addition blue-ray in the mail)
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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:17 pm



Anyone else think the actor playing Bard looks bizarrely like Legolas/Orlando Bloom?
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Postby TerresaWiggin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:19 pm

sort of... the eyes are different though.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby LilBee91 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:25 pm

I feel like an awful Hobbit fan because I didn't watch the trailer until it popped up as an ad for another Youtube video I was watching, so I wasn't totally in the zone, but I thought it was Orland Bloom enough to look it up on IMDB. I thought the voice sounded rather similar too...
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby EAGLE » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:47 pm

I looked it up on that site as well but I didn't see Orlando's name. The other guy looks (to me) so much like him. Sounds like Orlando too.

But I know Orlando is in it, and it looks awesome!! :love:
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby neo-dragon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:57 pm

How has this thread not been bumped yet?

Anyway, I'll be seeing Part 2 tonight. In the meantime, there's this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzD12qo1knM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In most ways the Hobbit films just can't match LotR. The latter series just has a deeper, more epic story to work with. But so far the main themes of the Hobbit films have both given me goosebumps! This one, "I See Fire", is the most contemporary sounding of all the Hobbit/LotR themes and I can see some people not liking it for that reason, but it really works for me.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby EAGLE » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:24 am

How has this thread not been bumped yet?
Simple...after the enders game movie there was no reason to live on here anymore...=P
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby elfprince13 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:15 pm

UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. Peter Jackson can diaf. More staff-breaking bullshit.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby neo-dragon » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:03 am

Huh?
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Postby Mich » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:42 am

He didn't like it.
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:14 pm

I haven't even seen it yet, but every review I've heard from Tolkien scholars and the set of film reviewers whose opinions I trust has been overwhelmingly negative. "Highlights" thus far have been:
* Gandalf's staff getting broken again (F*** YOU PETER JACKSON)
* Orcs have "morgul arrows" (WHAT THE WHAT?)
* Elf/Dwarf love-triangle (ASDFJKLAFFDJFADFKLSDKLDAFJFDJFDLKFLSAKSADSD)

About half of the hard-core Tolkien fans with whom I'm friends on Facebook have discussed the possibility of just boycotting it.
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Postby EAGLE » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:16 pm

simply put the movie was good, but if you have read the book then you'll hate it. You know like most books to movies. The cartoon movie was closer to the book then this live action movie buuuut they added in more about the other characters and for me I liked seeing told.
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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:41 am

I have no doubt that I will enjoy the cinematography, the musical selection, and the performances from the vast majority of the cast; which is what will make the end product all the more disappointing: because I know that if you took away Peter Jackson's bastardizations, you could actually have a really lovely film. I have very similar feelings about the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but this time around its worse, because the success of the first films went to his head and nobody is left to reign in his absurd excesses.
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Postby neo-dragon » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:21 pm

I haven't even seen it yet, but every review I've heard from Tolkien scholars and the set of film reviewers whose opinions I trust has been overwhelmingly negative. "Highlights" thus far have been:
* Gandalf's staff getting broken again (F*** YOU PETER JACKSON)
* Orcs have "morgul arrows" (WHAT THE WHAT?)
* Elf/Dwarf love-triangle (ASDFJKLAFFDJFADFKLSDKLDAFJFDJFDLKFLSAKSADSD)

About half of the hard-core Tolkien fans with whom I'm friends on Facebook have discussed the possibility of just boycotting it.

Honestly, I just don't get these types of fans. Yes, Desolation was the most... shall we say, liberal, big screen adaptation of Tolkien's work, but so what?
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby locke » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:28 pm

Well Smaug and bilbo was pretty good, until Jackson decided to get the fucking hobbit out of the way so the main character/protagonist thorin could have a chit chat with Smaug.

Mostly it was meh, about as much meh as the first one. :(
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Re: Riddles in the Dark

Postby elfprince13 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:31 am

Well Smaug and bilbo was pretty good, until Jackson decided to get the f****** hobbit out of the way so the main character/protagonist thorin could have a chit chat with Smaug.

Mostly it was meh, about as much meh as the first one. :(
Vastly more meh than the first one. The previous one could have been a good film if it was 20 minutes shorter (excise the chase scene between trolls and rivendell, 60% of the chase through goblintown, and the stupid battle at the end). This one was just s***.
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