Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Jar Jar Binks, Mar 21, 2011.
But not as good as "Furious 6" I guess.
I just wish the trailers assumed the audience has the slightest clue about what's going on.
"Destroy the dragon and take back our homeland"
YES WE GET IT YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING THAT KAY THANKS.
^To be fair, most of the audience will probably need reminding. The fans are going ot see the film regardless, trailers are generally targeting the wider audience.
There's a spoiler review (the spoilers are at the bottom and warned about) at OneRing.com which go go into detail about the deviations from the book in this particular film.
I'll say this much, I am curious to see how it appears on screen.
I don't want to read the spoilers. Is there a way you can give a spoiler-free indication about whether the changes are more in the nature of additions to or derivations from the original material?
^The first half of the review is spoiler-free and he discusses that stuff in broad strokes. He gives plenty of forewarning before diving into the spoilery things. You'd be safe to read it; just stop at the white space.
I read it. It was still too vague to answer my question. It's more of him just saying "wow" than saying whether it's related to new substantive additions or if, for example, Beorn is a villain now or something. I guess I can just wait and find out, though.
Although, if we want a fan outrage cliched phrase, I have a suggestion. How about "The Derivation of Smaug"?
Looks like I should put up a grading thread for DoS. The world premiere was on the 6th and it releases worldwide next week.
You better do it soon or I'll beat you to it. I'll be seeing it on the 11th when it's released here in Brussels.
^Lucky you! I'll be seeing it on the 16th. I'm also avoiding reviews because I don't want more information than I already have from the book, but I'm glad to see that the general vibe is positive.
Considering the eventful part of the book that this movies covers, it's got every chance to be more entertaining than the first one.
Grading thread is up!
And Emh, I'm jealous. I might have to wait until the weekend after it premieres here in the US on the 13th to go and see it.
The third movie will now be called The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
I'm a little disappointed because I did like "There and Back Again" as a title, but I think this change makes sense now that the story is a trilogy and not a duology. I think the original title worked better when it was just paired up with An Unexpected Journey.
In his announcement, Jackson also mentions that the Extended Edition of The Desolation of Smaug will feature at least 25 minutes of new footage, which is great news. I imagine most of that will be in the early section of the film, because (at least to me) it felt like they blew right through Bëorn and traveling through Mirkwood as quickly as possible.
It's fine I guess. I loved the original title, though, because of the reference. It at least helps with the false ending problem when Smaug dies in the first act, though.
This is why I wanted only two movies.
The Hobbit: There...
The Hobbit 2: ...and Back Again
I did like There And Back Again quite a bit ... but The Battle of Five Armies is growing on me. I quite like it.
I wonder if it's a bit long, though.
^ Kind of summarizes the discussion in the thread.
Hunh. Crazy thought.
What if Smaug is in the whole movie and participates in the battle?
I think Tolkien fans would burn Peter Jackson in effigy. And it would make a waste of all the time building up the black arrow in the second movie.
It's an interesting what-if bit of alternate history. Smaug could lead the Orc army!
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