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2012-09-20 01:51:13 AM

phaseolus: Titanius Anglesmith: Neat. I'll see it for Sylvester McCoy's appearance, and that's about it.


I hope he gets more to do besides pestering a hedgehog. And since Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as The Necromancer, I think he will...


I thought he was cast as the voice of Smaug. Haven't heard anything about how the Necromancer will be portrayed. Given that they made a point of not personifying Sauron in LOTR (despite some early lean to do so) I would be surprised if they do in these films.
 
2012-09-20 07:19:14 AM

Virtuoso80: How do Dwarves have time for adventure when they're so busy styling their facial hair?


Honest, I ain't looking forward to this. Fantasy humour is rarely good, but at least in LOTR, there was little of it, and it temperered a pretty dark story. As this is going to be for kids, you know that there's going to be a lot more of it.

Also, I've seen Martin Freeman in a lot of stuff, and he's never struck me as a leading actor. He doesn't have the charisma IMO.
 
2012-09-20 08:36:26 AM
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How do Dwarves have time for adventure when they're so busy styling their facial hair?

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2012-09-20 08:45:13 AM

phaseolus: IMDB's been wrong before, and since the release of 2 and 3 are a ways off they're probably going to play with the editing a bit based on the usual focus grouping 'n stuff, but if those cast lists prove to be accurate it appears that Bard shows up and Smaug dies in 2. So 3's either 45 minutes long or there will be a lot of Necromancer scenes and a reeeeealllly long Battle of Five Armies in that one.


IMDB is behind the times, when a third film was announced they just sort of assumed it would be after "2", instead of the extra Necromancer stuff being stuck into the second film (where it belongs) and a lot of re-editing so the Lonely Mountain bits are in the third movie. Believe there are some news stories and announcements on the web detailing some of the restructuring.

farkeruk: Honest, I ain't looking forward to this. Fantasy humour is rarely good, but at least in LOTR, there was little of it, and it temperered a pretty dark story. As this is going to be for kids, you know that there's going to be a lot more of it.

Also, I've seen Martin Freeman in a lot of stuff, and he's never struck me as a leading actor. He doesn't have the charisma IMO.


The general impression I've had is that they are trying to shift the tone to match LoTR a bit more. Which is consistent with some of the edits and revisions Tolkien wanted to do with The Hobbit later on, but was persuaded to keep them minor. Tolkien loved to tinker with his work.
 
2012-09-20 09:14:34 AM

you have pee hands: BalugaJoe: I hope they do Silmarrion movie after this.

Does that get good? The beginning felt like reading Old Testament genealogies and I quickly gave up.


It gets totally epic, but the writing style is dense and slow. Also, the elven nobility have names that are so similar, you really have to keep referring to the family trees in the appendix until you memorize then (Finwe, Olwe, Elwe...Fingon, Finarfin, Fingolfin, Feanor, Finrod...for God's sake guys, try something that doesn't start with an F...Ok...Meaglor, Maedhros, Meiglin....shiat.)
 
2012-09-20 10:25:48 AM

iron_city_ap: PJ messed up the dwarves for sure. Dwarves are supposed to be stocky. Thorin, Fili, Kili, and Bofur just look way to dispropotionate than how you picture dwarves. Then you have the characature ones, Nori and Ori. That pretty much speaks for itself. The others look good, but just too 'clean'. I thought dwarves were miners. They need more grit. Dirt deep in their skin, more ragged looking hair, some grime and wear on their clothing. These guys look like they were on some TLC makeover show before setting out on this adventure. Just trying to pinpoint why they don't look quite right, and its only my .02.


I see these dwarves as the 1%. They represent the disenfranchised members of the families of the rich dwarves killed by Smaug. Anyway, in the trailers we only got to see them in their "Let's go visit Gandalf and impress that wimpy Hobbit" gear, before the journey really starts.
 
2012-09-20 10:25:58 AM
Enough with the walking already!

The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

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That word...
 
2012-09-20 02:44:10 PM

RoyBatty: Verrai: Tolkien hates the Peter Jackson adaptations and would never have approved them

Do you know any specific reason he hates them? Books should never be made into movies? The novels were bastardized to fit into 9 hours? Orlando Bloom is a silly name?


Basic summary of Christopher Tolkien's feelings here: http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2012/07/asides/christopher-tolkien-on-the-l ord-of-the-rings-film-trilogy/

Who knows whether his views reflect what his father would have thought. J.R.R. Tolkien's daughter Priscilla and his eldest son J.H.R. (who died in 2003) have expressed approval of PJ's adaptions, so who knows. (They were both uninvolved in the publications of The Silmarillion, The History of Middle Earth, The Children of Hurin, etc., the rights to which are solely with Christopher Tolkien.)
 
2012-09-20 04:38:19 PM

Verrai: RoyBatty: Verrai: Tolkien hates the Peter Jackson adaptations and would never have approved them

Do you know any specific reason he hates them? Books should never be made into movies? The novels were bastardized to fit into 9 hours? Orlando Bloom is a silly name?

Basic summary of Christopher Tolkien's feelings here: http://aidanmoher.com/blog/2012/07/asides/christopher-tolkien-on-the-l ord-of-the-rings-film-trilogy/

Who knows whether his views reflect what his father would have thought. J.R.R. Tolkien's daughter Priscilla and his eldest son J.H.R. (who died in 2003) have expressed approval of PJ's adaptions, so who knows. (They were both uninvolved in the publications of The Silmarillion, The History of Middle Earth, The Children of Hurin, etc., the rights to which are solely with Christopher Tolkien.)


Interesting. Thank you.
 
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