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Old December 4 2012, 01:07 AM   #1276
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Yes, because such a term is not condescending in any way.
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Old December 4 2012, 01:28 AM   #1277
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My total blackout of all things Hobbit (commercials, tv specials, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage) before the premiere has begun.
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Old December 4 2012, 03:33 AM   #1278
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I'm re-reading LOTR right now and I'm in the middle of Book One and I started thinking, what if they used cut material from FOTR to fill out the first Hobbit movie? The Old Forest and Tom Bombadil? The Barrow Wights? Probably would not be a popular move
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Old December 4 2012, 04:07 AM   #1279
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I'm re-reading LOTR right now and I'm in the middle of Book One and I started thinking, what if they used cut material from FOTR to fill out the first Hobbit movie? The Old Forest and Tom Bombadil? The Barrow Wights? Probably would not be a popular move
Why not? Those are the only things they have the rights to and that they haven't used yet.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:23 AM   #1280
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There was also a wolf attack before they enter Moria
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Old December 4 2012, 04:24 AM   #1281
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Review floodgates oPening in 90 minutes
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Old December 4 2012, 05:37 AM   #1282
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Stephen Colbert is hosting a Hobbit week on his show (Sir Ian, Martin Freeman, and Peter Jackson).
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Old December 4 2012, 06:03 AM   #1283
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Colbert may have just become the first person to say "Elen síla lúmenn omentielvo!" and "Fall of Gondolin" on TV...
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Old December 4 2012, 07:39 AM   #1284
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Ouch, IGN has given it a 7.9. That's especially harsh considering they've got a bad habit of OVER-rating everything.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/...journey-review
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I remember a little while ago, I saw the trailer and saw rock giants in the Misty Mountains and thought "well now they're just padding. No way that happened in the book." Then I re-read it and found out that, yeah, it's in the book.
I thought the exact same thing and was equally surprised when I reread the book. In fact, there was a lot of things I forgot about like how many animals that speak in the novel (not just the eagles and spiders, but also all of Beorn animal servants).

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It's simply not possible to tell this story in one or likely two parts without cutting things out. Now you may think they should cut things out, but he's not really adding things.
I'm sure there will be padding ... but even so, there's a *lot* that happens in The Hobbit that is quickly glossed over (like the rock giants). It's not a long passage in the book, but to do it any dramatic justice in a film, it would have to take a few minutes of time.
Precisely. During my reread, I specifically looked out for instances of exposition or dialogue being glossed over and there's a lot of that and not just the Battle of the Five Armies or traveling through Mirkwood. A lot of conversation between important characters such as Beorn, The Master of Lakewood, Bard, Thranduil, even Elrond, are glossed over that can easily be expanded upon. Additionally, Thorin, Balin, and Bombur have the vast majority of the dialogue amongst the dwarves, some of whom don't speak at all (or doing anything other than being part of the Company).

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Stephen Colbert is hosting a Hobbit week on his show (Sir Ian, Martin Freeman, and Peter Jackson).
Awesome. I'll be sure to watch each of those episodes online.
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Old December 4 2012, 08:12 AM   #1286
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Lots of reviews out now:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_...ected_journey/
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Old December 4 2012, 09:51 AM   #1287
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So exciting to see all of these reviews hitting!

I'll get our grading thread up on the 6th, a week before the movie opens in the UK.
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Old December 4 2012, 04:25 PM   #1288
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I bought tickets for my son and I to see it in IMAX 3D on the 22nd.

Will be avoiding this thread until then.

Enjoy!

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Old December 4 2012, 04:51 PM   #1289
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Those reviews are all just so-so so far. I wonder how much Armond White is going to hate this one.
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Old December 4 2012, 05:05 PM   #1290
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Those reviews are all just so-so so far.
Probably because it's going to be just like Lord of the Rings was in its storytelling, but people are going in with rose-colored glasses under the horribly incorrect notion that LotR was a bad ass action thrill ride from start to finish. Which it wasn't. A great deal of it was actually pretty dull and drawn-out, especially with the first installment, which is exactly where the majority of the negativity in the reviews are coming from about the Hobbit.
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