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Old April 24 2014, 07:08 PM   #1
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the five armies! Anticipation thread

So earlier today it was revealed that "There and Back Again" has been renamed "The Battle of Five Armies" and that the extended version of Desolation of Smaug will have an extra 25 minutes of footage. - link

I must say, not too sure on the name change yet, as for the extra footage, I'm hoping it will paradoxically let the film feel shorter.

Anyway, roll on November for the BluRay and 12th December for the final part in the Hobbit trilogy.
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Old April 24 2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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Kudos for the title change. "There And Back Again" is a horribly boring title for a climactic battle movie for the billions who have never read the books.
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Old April 24 2014, 07:29 PM   #3
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Smart change. "There and Back Again" sounds like saying "Hey, you know all that walking in the previous movies? We've got some more for you" to the uninitiated.
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Old April 24 2014, 07:59 PM   #4
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The Battle of Five Armies is the name I thought of it as all along.
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Old April 24 2014, 08:01 PM   #5
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Re: The Hobbit: The Battle of the five armies! Anticipation thread

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The Battle of Five Armies is the name I thought of it as all along.
Me, too. I knew the final film in the two-film plan was "There and Back Again," but that title didn't fit a three-film plan. I'd assumed they had changed the title when they added Desolation into the mix.
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Old April 24 2014, 08:13 PM   #6
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Re: The Hobbit: The Battle of the five armies! Anticipation thread

I agree with Peter Jackson's decision to changer he subtitle (whether it was recently or when the three-film was made) so I have no problem with it. Besides, "There and Back Again" already got its in-reference in Lord of the Rings.
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Old April 24 2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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I'm waiting for a "Red Book of West March" edition collecting all 6 movies on blueray in a nice red leather bound case.
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Old April 25 2014, 12:02 AM   #8
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I'm waiting for them to announce that they still plan to use "There and Back Again" as the title of the fourth film in the trilogy....
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Old April 25 2014, 12:06 AM   #9
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I do agree with you guys, that is definitely a better title. There and Back Again is kind of unexciting for a movie that will probably devote a great deal of it's screen time to at least one big battle, possibly two if I remember the discussions of the annotations material that has popped up in other threads correctly.
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Old April 25 2014, 12:40 AM   #10
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I'm waiting for them to rename The Two Towers as The Battle of Helm's Deep.
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Old April 25 2014, 12:49 AM   #11
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It's a better title, but one that frankly makes me even LESS interested in seeing it. The action in the last movie already felt incredibly tedious and overlong, so having an entire, long movie devoted to massive CG armies fighting in fields and shooting arrows at each other just holds no appeal.
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Old April 25 2014, 01:07 AM   #12
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But the entire movie isn't devoted to that. There are two other whole plotlines ( Smaug and Dol Guldur ).
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Old April 25 2014, 01:57 AM   #13
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Spoiler: Smaug won't live long into the next movie.
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Old April 26 2014, 06:18 PM   #14
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^ I actually thought the last shot of the film would be Bard aiming for Smaug, not Smaug flying off to Lake Town.
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Old April 26 2014, 06:26 PM   #15
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Less Tolkien, moar BATTLES!

... Yeah, that's pretty much the second and third Hobbit films in a nutshell, innit.


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It's a better title, but one that frankly makes me even LESS interested in seeing it. The action in the last movie already felt incredibly tedious and overlong, so having an entire, long movie devoted to massive CG armies fighting in fields and shooting arrows at each other just holds no appeal.
Indeed. I may even wait for the Redbox on this; DoS was that dreary.
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