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(Wired)   How much energy would it take to melt all the gold in the new Hobbit film? Approximately 3.8 decacarriers. Caution: here there be science   (wired.com) divider line 9
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2013-12-24 08:03:44 PM
2 votes:
After sitting in that damn theater for near three hours, that movie pissed me off with the ending.
2013-12-25 09:40:00 PM
1 votes:

Bondith: B.L.Z. Bub: HindiDiscoMonster: Empty H: Ryker's Peninsula: Even if you make your Saving Throw?
What if I call on Orcus and roll two zeros on two 20 sided dice?

I am too weak to let this go. I am ashamed of myself that I had to reply. Tip of my hat to you sir.

You can't roll a 0 on a d20.

i rolled a double 0 on two 10 siders when trying to make my save against the power of the Talisman of Ultimate Evil.... lost a good cleric that day... friggin 38th level too

Alright, fellas, that's enough. It's bad enough we've got this movie to deal with that bears only a passing resemblance to Tolkien. Now we've gotta deal with you bringing that Tolkien ripoff crap into this thread? We're trying to run a classy operation here!

I'm a rabid Tolkien purist, but the changes from the book don't piss me off too much.  For a few of them I can see why they were made.

Heat-resistant dwarves did bother me, as did the apparent serendipity of the giant gold statue pour being abandoned while underway the day Smaug attacked.

/Tauriel is too much unadulterated badass for me to complain about


First of all, the only die I can ever recall being used for saving throws in D&D is a d20, and I've been playing since 1st edition AD&D, when character levels came with cool names.

Second: Heat resistant dwarves are not all that implausible.  They were creations of Aulë, and were designed to be highly durable.  Furthermore, in the  Nírnaeth Arnoediad , the Dwarves of Belegost were the only forces able to withstand the fire of Morgoth's dragons, even that of Glaurung.

Third:

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2013-12-25 11:49:59 AM
1 votes:

HindiDiscoMonster: Empty H: Ryker's Peninsula: Even if you make your Saving Throw?
What if I call on Orcus and roll two zeros on two 20 sided dice?

I am too weak to let this go. I am ashamed of myself that I had to reply. Tip of my hat to you sir.

You can't roll a 0 on a d20.

i rolled a double 0 on two 10 siders when trying to make my save against the power of the Talisman of Ultimate Evil.... lost a good cleric that day... friggin 38th level too


Your DM was a dick then, double 0 on two 10 siders is 100, not 0. You made your save.
2013-12-25 10:35:42 AM
1 votes:

Bondith: I'm a rabid Tolkien purist, but the changes from the book don't piss me off too much. For a few of them I can see why they were made.

Heat-resistant dwarves did bother me, as did the apparent serendipity of the giant gold statue pour being abandoned while underway the day Smaug attacked.


Postulates:
Jackson shot two movies, then expanded that footage into three.
The original script was written with beats for two movies, not three.

Hypotheses:
The final climactic scene of this movie, this battle that we are all talking about, did not exist in the original script.
It was written when the footage was expanded to three movies.
It was created to put a climactic battle at the end of movie two.
It was written in such a way to involve no additional live actor work beyond a little bit of green screen.
It was made almost entirely in CGI.
That's why it sucks.

Addendum:
The barrel chase scene was written to be the climax of the first of a two-movie series, thus its length and over the topness.
2013-12-25 07:18:56 AM
1 votes:
Decacarriers are units of power, not energy, smitty.
2013-12-25 01:14:41 AM
1 votes:
Aircraft carriers don't produce energy, they use it.
2013-12-24 11:55:13 PM
1 votes:

Galius_Persnickety: This movie taught me that dwarves are heat-resistant.

Also, it was nice that the furnaces were pre-stocked with fuel when they arrived.


Yeah, that really ruined the suspension of disbelief.
2013-12-24 09:37:23 PM
1 votes:
This movie taught me that dwarves are heat-resistant.

Also, it was nice that the furnaces were pre-stocked with fuel when they arrived.
2013-12-24 08:06:58 PM
1 votes:

twistedmetal: After sitting in that damn theater for near three hours, that movie pissed me off with the ending.


I felt cheated with how Bilbo dealt with the ring and Smaug.

I got the ending. The rest? Not so much.
 
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