Triss Hawkeye wrote:I'm really interested in how they're going to balance the fairly light-hearted feel of the book with what we've already seen of the world in The Lord of the Rings.
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Izawwlgood wrote:I have to admit I didn't really like The Hobbit. I read it before LotR, and it made me think Tolkien was a dull author. That said, I'm pretty pumped for the film, as I'm sure it'll be a pretty fantastic high budget high production frollick through Middle Earth before Sauron really started stomping about. Which is pretty much all I think the Hobbit was.
For example, I would bet that the Battle of the Five Armies will take up more than 2.5% of the movie's runtime (which is how much its description takes up of the book).Ghostbear wrote:I do worry that they'll try too hard to connect it to the trilogy in more ways than it was already, or that they'll try to make it more "epic" than the story actually is. Otherwise though, I'm pretty hopeful that I'll be able to enjoy this.
Vaniver wrote:For example, I would bet that the Battle of the Five Armies will take up more than 2.5% of the movie's runtime (which is how much its description takes up of the book).Ghostbear wrote:I do worry that they'll try too hard to connect it to the trilogy in more ways than it was already, or that they'll try to make it more "epic" than the story actually is. Otherwise though, I'm pretty hopeful that I'll be able to enjoy this.
charliepanayi wrote:Sorry Ghostbear but if they'd tried to please people like you the films would have been utterly dreary.
Eh, "chip the glasses" seemed pretty slapslick to me, and many of the dwarves were humorous.Diadem wrote:The introduction of the dwarves made me think for a second that I was watching a slapstick. Sure the hobbit is more lighthearted than LOTR, and some of the dwarves are comical, but it's never slapstick.
I got a similar impression, but I think it's because the actor is too pretty. He doesn't do anything unsolemn, humble, or yielding in the trailer.Diadem wrote:I didn't really like the casting of Thorin, who is portrayed in the book as very solemn, very proud and very stubborn. The way he was portrayed in the trailer made me think more of a rogue though.
Is it reasonable to be excited positively for a film because of a trailer? If so, why not negatively excited?charliepanayi wrote:And I have no idea how anyone can 'fear' for a film based on a short trailer. It's a trailer!
Belial wrote:That's charming, Nancy, but all I hear when you talk is a bunch of yippy dog sounds.
Adam H wrote:Calling you insanely fanatic was a very poor choice of words,
Adam H wrote:but your blind love of LOTR is irrational.
Adam H wrote:Tolkien didn't write the perfect story. The LOTR movies are probably the most faithful successful book adaptations ever made, and your only argument could be that adaptations should never be done because you can never capture exactly the same story in two different mediums.
Adam H wrote:Tolkien LOTRized the hobbit in the sense that he took out inconsistencies; he did not rewrite the entire book. The moviemakers DID rewrite the hobbit for the screen and I for one hope they included scenes that tolkien chose not to.
mosc wrote:I don't agree at all with the complaints on the LOTR movies. Before they came out, I didn't think they'd get the ringwraiths right and the reality altering affects of the ring. It was an impossible task. They nailed it. The compulsion of the ring to return to it's master and it's power over frodo were both spot on. The central themes of brotherhood were kept in the forefront, as were the nuanced debates about the ring, absolute power, etc.
johnie104 wrote:I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that the Hobbit will be three movies. I mean, they would have to add quite a bit of story to fill those three movies. Although, now that I'm thinking about it, the 3 movies probably won't be 3 hours a piece.
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