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That's incorrect. The Hobbit was published in 1937, after which Tolkien began work on LOTR, which was published in 1954-55.
And The Silmarillion was published after that...posthumously by his son.
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Just saw it. It was really good. Of particular note, the inside of Erebor looked absolutely amazing. The CGI team that did the work on The Hobbit deserves zilly awards just for that alone.
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Silmarillion was actually never completed, and is not included in the movies, it is the appendices that are included in the movies. Silmarillion tells the story of Morgoth who was master of Sauron.
Good movie. I was pumped for the Star Trek Into Darkness footage we saw in IMAX 3D.
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Just to echo the words of others, The Silmarillion was in fact just a rough sketch made by Tolkien that was never fully completed. Tolkien's son, Christopher, published it some time after Tolkien's death and in fact edited some of it. Only two characters from the Lord of the Rings were even mentioned in The Silmarillion, those characters being Galadriel and Sauron.
It's a great read if you've found yourself engulfed in middle earth after watching LOTR or The Hobbit.
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I'm going to see it tonight. I am totally one of those dorks!
agree. Though I wish they had gone a bit more into the story before it ended there were a few things I was really looking forward to. But I understand why. It does mean that movie 2 should be full of epic stuff. I do wish they had shown the dragon, hate it when movies do that. "Look here's a big bad monster that's destroying everything.... but we're not going to show him for another movie or so"
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Celeborn, Thranduil, Elrond, and maybe Glorfindel.
Glorfindel is interesting. He was killed in the Fall of Gondolin but then there's a Glorfindel in Rivendell during the time of the Lord of the Rings that may or may not be the same Glorfindel resurrected.
Yeah, really Tolkien just screwed the pooch when he included him in LOTR, but it's cooler to talk about Glorfindel resurrected. The Simarillion does say that elves can return from the halls of Mandos, so it's certainly possible.
We just got back from a full 3D High Frame Rate showing. After all the negative reviews, I was more than pleasantly surprised. I loved the movie and the whole 2:40 minutes flew by. Gollum was incredible!
I can't wait for the next film.
Going to see "Rise of the Guardians," but proud to say you haven't seen any of the LOTR movies...
No, not you!
Just got back from it. Me, my brother and his gf (she has never seen the LOTR) all loved it.
Still trying to get out and see this.
Eh, saw it yesterday.
Too many car chase scenes... er, fight scenes... Nice Disney cavern scene when they fight somethings for ever....
Weak plot and tries to make up for it by having a car chase every five min at high speed... not buying it...
Could have been done in an hour. Will wait for the rest of it on HBO.
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I agree for the most part. Not anywhere near as good as LOTR, and I can't see how they can justify making The Hobbit a three-film franchise. There were large sections of the film that made me feel like I was watching someone else play a video game. Overall, I found it a little bit boring.
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Exactly and for that reason will be loved by any game players...
Edit: they just should have added some bells when anyone or thing got beheaded...
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this is just like skyrim..but more PG version. Decent movie but not enough to warrant a trilogy. They dragged this out seemlessly. I would love to pay to see skyrim movie though because of blackreach in HFR-3D
After reading LotR and seeing the three loyal-to-the-book films, I was really surprised to see how many liberties Jackson took with "The Hobbit." I've seen him say that they added stuff from the appendices to the new trilogy, which is fine, but he really moved the events of the story around, and added elements that weren't in the book. Bilbo sure doesn't run off toward the adventure happily.
Having said that, I thought the new movie was great.
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I'm genuinely unsure what you mean by this sentence. If you thought the extension was seamless, wouldn't that mean you liked it?
I enjoyed the film, that said after watching it i came to the conclusion that he could have stuck more with the content of the book, avoided the added junk from the appendix, and done a fantastic 2 movie series rather than a mediocre trilogy.
I also felt that the escape from the orc city under the mountain scene would have been better as a real and frantic chase rather than a CGI orgasm that forgot that physics still existed in tolkens middle earth.
Oh well, all in all it was good and i'll be in the theater this time next year. So Jackson clearly got it right.
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That was clearly for the video game.
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