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SmokeScreen wrote: »
So who's going to go see The Desolation of Smaug? My girlfriend got us tickets to the 18th for 3D HFR. I was really impressed by the first Hobbit movie in HFR, it felt like watching a play happening on a stage right in front of you. Took my eyes a while to get used to it though.
dge1 wrote: »
I'll probably wait for the DVD to be released. Same money, popcorn is cheaper and I can see it again as many times as I want without paying more.
Hildor wrote: »
On the OP's trailer, why would you have heavily armored mech suits without helmets? Bit of a design flaw?
Oliver Stone's Alexander is at best an honorable failure, an intelligent and ambitious picture that crucially lacks dramatic flair and emotional involvement. Dry and academic where Troy (2004) was vulgar and willfully ahistorical
We welcome the scenes of battle, pomp and circumstance because at least for a time we are free of sociopolitical concepts and the endless narration of Ptolemy the historian.
Hey sounds like the perfect movie for me!
Backo wrote: »
I haven't bothered to see the first instalment of the Hobbit as I didn't enjoy the LOTR trilogy on film. However, I went to see the second Hunger Games movie and the trailer for the second Hobbit played. It has piqued my interest and I think I'll go back and watch the first one. Or perhaps see if Kindle has the book at a reasonable price.
Would it, without any additional flair be a good movie? I mean would it work on screen? The thing that I knew about the original book is that it's an acquired taste, being written almost like a children's book. Is there any truth to that?
(and does the title sound like a Daniel Craig James Bond movie to anyone else?).
Istvan wrote: »
If you remove Azog and some other unnecessary cameos (Saruman, for example) then you are still left with essentially the same plot intact, which is enjoyable. Azog's presence might improve the trilogy as a whole, but just speaking about the first movie, he could be removed and nothing would be missed.
Excuse me..? When is a mean albino Orc or an evil wizard ever unnecessary?
No everything there, even the story, is based Tolkiens works. The story in the movie is probably how Tolkien would have written the Hobbit had he known what LoTR was going to turn out to be.
Istvan wrote: »
Even the mountains fighting?
When he peeped out in the lightning-flashes, he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out and were hurling rocks at one another for a. game, and catching them, and tossing them down into the darkness where they smashed among the trees far below, or splintered into little bits with a bang...They could hear the giants guffawing and shouting all over the mountainsides.
"This won't do at all!" said Thorin. "If we don't get blown off or drowned, or struck by lightning, we shall be picked up by some giant and kicked sky-high for a football."
"Well, if you know of anywhere better, take us there!" said Gandalf, who was feeling very grumpy, and was far from happy about the giants himself.'
Tolkien described the fighting between the giant, the films just took artistic licence with the way the giants looked