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Old October 26 2012, 03:17 PM   #1118
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

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The Battle of the Five Armies is, what, a page or two in the book? I don't think it's unreasonable to make it an epic battle.
And other than 'kewl' action, what does that buy you? it was only a couple pages in the book because it was something that our characters weren't really all that involved with. The motivations were kinda spotty, Bilbo stayed in the cave for the most part, and when it was over, he came out and pretty much all were dead.

Do we need 45 minutes of epic sweeping battle shots, establishing characters to have fight, etc? They don't have much to do with the story, before during or after the battle. Just kinda happens, and then Bilbo gets on with his life.
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