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Old September 19 2012, 03:56 PM   #976
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Well that could have been worse!
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Old September 19 2012, 03:57 PM   #977
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Ok. it's official. I am now VERY EXCITED about this film.
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Old September 19 2012, 05:28 PM   #978
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There are no words in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men for this badassery!
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Old September 19 2012, 05:30 PM   #979
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It's like the trailer is schooling all fantasy films that were created in the wake of The Lord of the Rings. Show 'em how it's done, Mr. Jackson!
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Old September 19 2012, 05:42 PM   #980
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Nice. And apparantly, there's more.
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Old September 19 2012, 05:49 PM   #981
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Jackson put a little Robert E. Howard in The Lord of the Rings, now he's putting some Time Bandits in The Hobbit.
Could be worse, can't resist watching.
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Old September 19 2012, 06:20 PM   #982
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I don't know. I always said that Jackson is kind of ripping off himself. The man can't do anything new. By doing this film he's catering to his own limitations as a film-maker. It's a very safe move for him.
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Old September 19 2012, 07:34 PM   #983
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"I wasn't talking to you.."

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Old September 19 2012, 07:49 PM   #984
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Awe-some!
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Old September 19 2012, 08:09 PM   #985
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That looks sweeeeeeeeeet...
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Old September 19 2012, 08:34 PM   #986
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
I don't know. I always said that Jackson is kind of ripping off himself. The man can't do anything new. By doing this film he's catering to his own limitations as a film-maker. It's a very safe move for him.
Unfair statement. Let's not forget that Guillermo del Toro was supposed to direct these films and when things were falling apart it was Peter Jackson who stepped in and saved the Hobbit's ass even though he hadn't wanted to return as a Director. That being said, what he does on these films is nothing short of Trojan work and makes for some very fine fantasy films. He looks set to stun us all again.
In short, he's no George Lucas.
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Old September 19 2012, 09:04 PM   #987
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Of course, I know about the change in directors. It's largely irrelevant. Nothing I said is unfair. Let's not forget that he was going to produce this thing even when Del Toro was gonna direct it. Films go through changes in development, and what matters is what we end up with. It's been well over a decade since Jackson has made a film based on an original idea. That might not be his thing, but it really shows his limitations when he goes back to LOTR because it worked the first time. Yes, he's like Lucas in his refusal to challenge himself now. The original LOTR trilogy was a huge, challenging undertaking. This was challenging only to the effect that it hits all the same beats as a production. By the way, I'll bet you Del Toro would have stuck to the simplicity of the story and kept it to one, maybe two films. Jackson has a huge ego and an inability to check his fat ego at the door. If he had, his King Kong wouldn't have been as bloated as it was.
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Old September 19 2012, 09:08 PM   #988
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Flying Spaghetti Monster wrote: View Post
I don't know. I always said that Jackson is kind of ripping off himself. The man can't do anything new. By doing this film he's catering to his own limitations as a film-maker. It's a very safe move for him.
I'd let a dude do what the dude wants to do.
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Old September 19 2012, 09:10 PM   #989
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Saul wrote: View Post
In short, he's no George Lucas.
I seem to remember a certain George Lucas film with a very impressive trailer...
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Old September 19 2012, 09:13 PM   #990
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In short, he's no George Lucas.
I seem to remember a certain George Lucas film with a very impressive trailer...
Problem of that film wasn't the execution so much as the story and characters. Execution here looks great and the story is known.
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