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2012-09-19 08:40:17 PM  
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andyofne: RoyBatty: Has it been determined yet if this book is going to be a trilogy of movies, or a trilogy of trilogies along with animations and Christmas specials and directors cuts of producers cuts?

I was willing to reluctantly deal with splitting the book in to two movies... but three? I just don't see it. If you can't tell the story adequately in 6 hours I think you need to reconsider the whole project. It's definitely not going to be worth 60 bucks a person to see it in the theater. (cost of tickets, soda, and poopcorns)



You need to start going to a new movie theater, pal.
2012-09-19 11:51:39 AM  
3 votes:
I'm surprised they didn't split that into three pages.
2012-09-19 12:16:28 PM  
2 votes:
After The Hobbit, New Line is making a three movie series out of 'Farmer Giles of Ham'.
2012-09-19 12:00:51 PM  
2 votes:

NeoCortex42: I'm still hoping we get at least a look at Smaug Galadriel's tits in the first film.

2012-09-19 11:50:39 AM  
2 votes:
I hope they do Silmarrion movie after this.
2012-09-20 09:14:34 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:36:26 AM  
1 votes:
Virtuoso80

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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 01:26:10 AM  
1 votes:

phaseolus: 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...


Frankly shocked I haven't seen that scene gif'd up with "JAWN FEELS!!1!!!" on it already.

/Because Martin Freeman is a hedgehog made of kittens
//I briefly wondered if it were some sort of deliberate in-joke
2012-09-19 08:31:50 PM  
1 votes:

RoyBatty: Has it been determined yet if this book is going to be a trilogy of movies, or a trilogy of trilogies along with animations and Christmas specials and directors cuts of producers cuts?


I was willing to reluctantly deal with splitting the book in to two movies... but three? I just don't see it. If you can't tell the story adequately in 6 hours I think you need to reconsider the whole project. It's definitely not going to be worth 60 bucks a person to see it in the theater. (cost of tickets, soda, and poopcorns)
2012-09-19 05:58:36 PM  
1 votes:

By-Tor and the SnowDogmatix: Andric: Snapper Carr: badLogic: Why or why did Jackson leave out the Scouring of the Shire? That could have been an entire movie in itself.

That was the problem - it's a bad ending - you've had this huge epic adventure, climax, denouement and then you're off to another little mini-adventure.

It throws the pace completely out of whack because I care more about structure than story

FTFY

I loved seeing that world brought to life, and for the most part I thought it was as epic as I had hoped. Two things have stuck in my craw for a long time now. 1. They (Jackson, Astin) turned Samwise into Samcries, and 2. Leaving out the Scouring of the Shire diminishes the ending of the journey.(Until the Grey Havens which I see as an epilogue)
Saruman get his, and the fellowship have to sort out the Shire. The naive hobbits that set out have been transformed by the journey and are hardened steel at that point. Whuppin' some ass is a fait accompli as the lads have already been to hell and back. And Sam gets to use Galadriel's magic dirt to restore their home and get back to growing and smokin' the Longbottom Leaf.
In a way, it's not until the Scouring of the Shire that their transformation is complete. This was the fight for their home, and after fighting in various factions and locales, the 4 were unified and proceeded to sort it all out with complete badassery post haste.
"Oi, who are you, and you better not make trouble."
"Listen, I just got back from the worst vacation ever, how about you STFU and taste some elven steel while we're at it"
/paraphrasing


There was one other part of the movies that gave me indigestion. What Jackson did to Faramir. The most ironic line of the whole movie trilogy was Samwise stating during the battle in Osgiliath that "By all rights we should not even be here."
2012-09-19 05:44:02 PM  
1 votes:

dsmith42: born_yesterday: The Martian Manhandler: After The Hobbit, New Line is making a three movie series out of 'Farmer Giles of Ham'.

Is that the story where the farmer has to fend off a giant or something with a blunderbuss? Or did I imagine all that?

AntonChigger: Fall of Gondolin anyone? An ARMY of Balrogs and other more frightening things, plus that epic one on one duel where the prince stabs the balrog to death with his helmet before they both die.

MOAR of this!

What you really want is Battle of Unnumbered Tears. Epic battle between all of the Noldor, the Dwarves, and the 3 House of Men on one side and all of Morgoth's creatures including the first introduction of dragons. Allies getting their ass kicked and then Turgon shows up with 10,000 elves to kind of prevent total disaster. That could be movie 1. Plus you have the epic duel between Morgoth and Fingolfin that occurs when Fingolfin thinks that all is lost. Then you transition to Gondolin and its fall.


What about when Tulkas storms off from Valinor and wrestle's Morgoth to the ground?

TULKAMANIA OH YEAH BROTHER!
2012-09-19 12:04:32 PM  
1 votes:

Snapper Carr: They don't have the rights to The Simarillion. They'd have to negotiate with Tolkein's estate and I'm sure they won't give it up cheap.


Perhaps not.

But with The Hobbit banking another $2 billion or so, I'm betting New Line will be willing to part with a lot of money to make it happen.

If The Hobbit can be three movies, The Silmarillion could be 16.
2012-09-19 11:58:29 AM  
1 votes:
Bossa Nova!
 
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