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(JoBlo)   Ian McKellan's final image as Gandalf   (joblo.com) divider line 18
    More: Sappy, Ian McKellen, Gandalf, hobbits, The Hobbit, Smaug, lotr  
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2013-06-28 09:41:28 PM  
3 votes:
Clicked the link thinking he had died.

Don't DO that to me...
2013-06-29 06:29:43 PM  
2 votes:

PacManDreaming: Know how I know you two have never read The Hobbit? The annotated hardcover is good. Try it sometime.


No, it was definitely a children's story. It was written in the halcyon days before helicopter parenting, when it was accepted that kids could think for themselves, be subjected to darker material without growing up to be a mass murderer or Congressperson, and expected to be functionally literate. Also, parents would actually talk to their children, get to know them, and make informed decisions about media best-suited for their child's development as an individual..
2013-06-29 12:37:29 AM  
2 votes:

Confabulat: Must be weird, watching a three hour movie and getting hung up on a fart joke. I don't remember it either.


Easy, The Hobbit suffered the same damning problem as LotR:  its own farking fandom. The movie was damned if it did, damned if it didn't. Jackson did a fine job translating the source material from book to film, while preserving the "child's tale" element as best he could while reconciling expectations of a more mature story built up from the LotR films,  and keeping the film light on exposition.

Remember, these are people that biatched the dwarves' stay and council with Elrond in the movie was too short, when in the book that was eight pages; when a decade before they biatched the Council of Elrond in LotR was too long, when in the book that was  eighty pages of non-stop exposition.
2013-06-28 09:33:04 PM  
2 votes:
If I were Sir Ian, I ask to keep the costume so I could randomly wear it while out doing mundane things. Like everyone once in a while going grocery shopping dressed as Gandalf and stop just before the automatic doors to make some elaborate gesture with the staff before tripping the motion sensor.
2013-06-28 09:29:47 PM  
2 votes:
I have to say that Ian McKellen as Gandalf was the best single cast in LotR, he's done nothing short of a phenomenal job of the role. He brought the character to life in a way I can't imagine anyone else having done. That said, I still think Martin Freeman as Bilbo is even better.
2013-06-29 01:05:03 AM  
1 votes:
Well, good that they are done filming the Harry Potter series.
RIP Gandalf.
2013-06-29 12:34:54 AM  
1 votes:

PacManDreaming: I just wish Peter Jackass had read the one Hobbit book.


The Hobbit was a children's story.  And not even a very good one.  I'm glad they are incorporating Tolkien's  other material in the making of the movies.
2013-06-28 11:50:17 PM  
1 votes:

No Line For Beer: Thrag: Tax Boy: Ian McKellan's final image as Gandalf

Until they film "The Books of Lost Tales" and "The Similarion" and "Walking New Zealand Part VIII"

From watching the first Hobbit film it seems that they have already incorporated a lot of material from Similarion and Lost Tales into the films. For there to be two more three hour films I'm guessing we're getting some more historical flashbacks from the Similarion in the next two films.

Yeah, they're incorporating everything they can into this trilogy.  I seem to recall a Peter Jackson interview where he said that they were going to fit as much as they could into it because when these films are done he doesn't want a reason to return to Middle Earth.


There will be nothing from Lost Tales or Silmillarion in either movie. Jackson's rights are to the Hobbit and LotR. He couldn't even use the names of the blue wizards, which occasioned Gandalf's joke in the first Hobbit film about not remembering their names. He can mine the LotR appendices but that's it.
2013-06-28 11:24:39 PM  
1 votes:

Rocket To Russia: There were fart jokes in The Hobbit movie? I don't remember any. Must not have had much of an impact on me. What part?


Right after the felching scene, during the meeting of the White Council
2013-06-28 11:10:52 PM  
1 votes:
This final image will be the first of 12 spread out over the next 5 years.
2013-06-28 10:30:24 PM  
1 votes:

PacManDreaming: bugmn99: I thought there was going to be three Hobbit movies? Wha?

I just wish Peter Jackass had read the one Hobbit book.

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Stupid fart jokes in The Hobbit? Really, Peter? After all the great work you did in the LOTR series, I was looking forward to you doing The Hobbit. Waited almost 10 years for you to do The Hobbit. And when it finally hits theaters, what do we get? Stupid fart jokes. I wish Gollum would bugger you until your eyeballs pop out.


It's a KID'S STORY, man. The original book was a kid's story, and the movie is likewise a kid's movie, no matter how epic Jackson tries to make it. Don't pretend like it's some gigantic indignity, especially since they played the "that's what Bilbo Baggins hates" bit.

I do hope we don't have to shoehorn Frodo into the second and third movies, though.
2013-06-28 10:19:25 PM  
1 votes:
I will not say, "Do not weep" for not all tears are evil.
2013-06-28 10:05:58 PM  
1 votes:

bugmn99: I thought there was going to be three Hobbit movies? Wha?


I just wish Peter Jackass had read the one Hobbit book.

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Stupid fart jokes in The Hobbit? Really, Peter? After all the great work you did in the LOTR series, I was looking forward to you doing The Hobbit. Waited almost 10 years for you to do The Hobbit. And when it finally hits theaters, what do we get? Stupid fart jokes. I wish Gollum would bugger you until your eyeballs pop out.
2013-06-28 10:01:39 PM  
1 votes:

bugmn99: I thought there was going to be three Hobbit movies? Wha?


There are.  There will be about ten months of effects work once they're done with the Smaug effects.  They're wrapping up the real people parts of the movie.
2013-06-28 09:54:10 PM  
1 votes:

that bosnian sniper: I have to say that Ian McKellen as Gandalf was the best single cast in LotR, he's done nothing short of a phenomenal job of the role. He brought the character to life in a way I can't imagine anyone else having done. That said, I still think Martin Freeman as Bilbo is even better.


I rather liked Rhys-Davies as Gimli.

Then again John Rhys-Davies was basically playing himself.
2013-06-28 09:49:13 PM  
1 votes:

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Clicked the link thinking he had died.

Don't DO that to me...


^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
2013-06-28 09:36:57 PM  
1 votes:
Sir Ian is one of 5 actors from the LOTR films that I see in my head when I read the books. I can't think of a better compliment to give an actor.
2013-06-28 09:32:37 PM  
1 votes:
If Ian McKellen is truly career-oriented, he will die shortly after Hobbit #2 comes out. He'll get that Best Actor Oscar after all, just wait a year.
 
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