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It's coming out in about a month and various pictures of characters have already been made public. Now, here's the music for the end credits.
Discuss as you wish.
Click to listen to Neil Finn's 'Song of the Lonely Mountain'
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is fast approaching, and the epic adve
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Loved the book.
Should be interesting to see how it is turned into 3 movies.
My understanding is that the third movie will be stuff from the similerionwhwrw Gandalf and Aragon go looking for Gollum. Should be interesting. I just want to see the five race war.
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3 movies? From the Hobbit? Hmmm.....
Justinc is right. They are taking a lot from the appendices of Return of the King. Radagast will make an appearance as will the Necromancer (Sauron) and the White Council. Smaug invading and destroying the Lonely Mountain and Dale will also be shown.
As for the song posted above, all 3 credit songs from the Lord of the Rings movies were nominated for Oscars. I expect this one to be too.
Good thead, will read again.
LOTR movies are my favorite films. Can't wait to see the Hobbit(s).
Anyone see it last night? Thoughts?
I keep hearing mixed reviews. A lot of people saying its great for the special effects, 48 frames or something, and awesome scenery. But the story is long and drawn out. Which was predictable. Why 3 movies from a 300 page book? Greedy bastards...
I'm thinking I should see it just to get the whole experience.
I think I read that book as a kid.
Can someone summarize for me? Does Bilbo run off with somebody's wife? What is the major drama?
287 page book. Can't tell I read it several times, can you...
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I thought it was wonderfully done. I thought the fighting scenes were much better than in LOTR, given that the "sword clang, sword clang, fall over" theme so often used in battle scenes was abandoned in this movie. I love the way Peter Jackson makes it a priority to present the landscapes of New Zealand with those great sweeping shots of mountains and valleys and forests, it really adds to the movie IMO. The opening scene was fantastic, I can't wait for the next two to come out.
Unsuspecting quiet-living hobbit is selected by wizard Gandalf to be the 14th member of a trek to recover dwarves gold and treasure from The Lonely Mountain. Treasure is guarded by a talking fire-breathing dragon. Hobbit goes, somewhat unwillingly, on the adventure of his life, running into forests, spiders, goblins, men, and the aforementioned dragon. Is the unlikely hero, saving the dwarves more than once. Oh, and finds and acquires The Ring, bringing it home for Frodo to take on the quest in LOTR. No women on the quest. No romance. They do meet Galadriel, but that's a minor blip in The Hobbit.
Silmarillion was written first. Practically no one read it, and that is still so, today. I own a copy, and have never read more than 50 pages because it is SO dry. I used it as a sleep aid for about 6 months, and it was effective (Seriously, I did!). So Tolkien wrote the LOTR Trilogy. Still few read it. More than S, but not widely read or published. So he then wrote the prequel, in chapter form, phrasing it so it could be read to his children and with a teaser at the end of each chapter as he was telling them to go to bed. It became so popular, people migrated from it to LOTR, and that trilogy THEN became a classic. But not until after the writing of The Hobbit did LOTR become particularly popular. And Silmarillion is still only read by hard-core Tolkien fans.
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I think Bilbo ends up hooking up with Gollum's wife. As a token of her love, she gives her wedding ring to Bilbo. Gollum spends the rest of his life trying to get the ring back, but ends up falling into a river of fire and dying without ever reconciling with his wife. Oh...and there are vampires too.
When they were playing the game of riddles, did you get any of them right? I got a couple and felt like the biggest badass in the theater lol
At the theater with my daughter for Rise of the Guardians. Had to wait while A group went into a showing of the Hobbit in front of us. Holy cow was that the biggest group of dorks I've ever seen. I expected several games of dungeons and dragons to break out at any moment.
After witnessing that i am so proud to say I've never seen any of those movies.
Thanks for sharing that with us. I'd be interested in seeing your DVD collection. Guessing at least 4-5 films from the 'Saw' series and all the Jurassic Parks?
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too much CGI for my liking, and the changes in plot were nuisances.
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That's just Jackson being true to the books.
Return of the king was very long especially towards the end and not really needed in the movie. Jackson kept it to honor the book
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I greatly enjoyed it. I'm not a super-Tolkien purist, but let's be honest, those types wouldn't be satisfied by anything.
Yeah, there was stuff that wasn't 100% canon, but it's one person's interpretation of a great work.
Enjoy the spectacle and have fun.
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