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Old 31-03-2011, 07:50
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I love Lord of the Rings. I play Lord of the Rings Online, so was really looking forward to these films, until I found out one thing about them. The fact they will be in 3d. I think the films would have been fabulous without the gimic of 3d. Just my humble opinion of course and hope to be prooved wrong.

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Fair enough. My own view is that these films will be immense enough without a gimmick like 3D to sell them and I trust PJ/Weta to do a good job. I don't believe PJ would decide to use 3D if he didn't think it would add to the experience. The film will not have been designed around the fact that it's 3D like a lot have, which in itself may not be a good thing. I personally don't care having never seen a 3D film in my life (outside of an IMAX documentary).
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:50
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Just watched the first Peter Jackson Video Blog.

I think I just wet myself a little.
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Old 11-05-2011, 18:50
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Cant wait for this film + has such a good cast yet again

Anyone else excited about the film????
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Old 11-05-2011, 21:17
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Nope - Jackson completely messed up The Lord of the Rings and I have no doubt that he'll make a similar mess of The Hobbit.
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Old 11-05-2011, 21:32
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Nope - Jackson completely messed up The Lord of the Rings and I have no doubt that he'll make a similar mess of The Hobbit.
Messed up?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:37
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Hell of a minority view there to be honest. My Tolkien mad friend loved the trilogy and he can recite passages from The Silmarrilion for fun. Some purists have gone on record saying they are disappointed by the lack of Tom Bombadil. I would be very interested to see the benchmark those who think Sir Peter "messed up" use in order to gauge what they personally feel a triumph is. I also feel that one can respect a body of work even if they didn't like it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:46
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Existing thread HERE
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:01
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i really like this movie !
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:01
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I'm definitely looking forward to this, I'm of the opinion that PJ did a good job with the LotR trilogy, but some fans will never be happy unless the movies are exactly like the books, page for page, dialogue and all...

Anyhoo, he did a MUCH better job with the LotR trilogy than they've done with the Harry Potter series.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:58
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i really like this movie !
How do you know ? It will not be out for at least another year and a half
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Old 12-05-2011, 18:57
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Yes, messed up. I'm far from being a Tolkien 'purist' but I've read (and thoroughly enjoyed) LotR a number of times - Jackson spectacularly failed to capture the atmosphere and essence of the books. Along the way he also completely messed up some characters and their motivations (such as Faramir).

Now I know that when translating a book to a film you need to make necessary changes, but many of the changes made were totally unnecessary.

I didn't miss Bombadil as such, but I did enjoy that part of the book (well, except for the singing).

I also disliked the look of the films due to choice of lenses, lighting, etc - the look Jackson went for also managed to be the polar opposite of how I imagined it would look.

Overall, for me the films were a failure, but I know that I'm in a tiny minority. I have no hopes for The Hobbit.
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Old 19-05-2011, 01:09
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"We are thrilled to confirm that Stephen Fry will be playing The Master of Laketown" - Peter Jackson on facebook
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Old 23-05-2011, 11:56
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and now Benedict Cumberbatch joins! I bet he's cast as an elf.
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:21
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I can't wait for this film! MSN have just done an article on it summarising the info thats been released so far! It's going to be mega!
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Old 05-07-2011, 23:07
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"Thag you very buch"

oh christ i hope they leave that line out
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Old 05-07-2011, 23:36
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Can't wait for this film to arrive. The god thing with filming in MZ again is they get to use the same crew and studios as the LOTR trilogy. Do we know if they are going to reuse the Hobbiton Shire set as I believe it is still standing (could be wrong as I know a lot of the other sets were struck afert filming) ?
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Old 05-07-2011, 23:37
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and now Benedict Cumberbatch joins! I bet he's cast as an elf.
According to IMB he is Smaug!
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:25
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According to IMB he is Smaug!
Er...according to Peter Jackson he's Smaug! It was confirmed that Cumberbatch is playing both Smaug and the voice of the Necromancer (aka Sauron).
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Old 07-07-2011, 22:40
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Haven't checked through all this thread, but I maybe tempted to watch The Hobbit. I have never seen any of The Lord of The Rings triology, but I am hoping this wont make any difference.
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Old 08-07-2011, 02:37
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Haven't checked through all this thread, but I maybe tempted to watch The Hobbit. I have never seen any of The Lord of The Rings triology, but I am hoping this wont make any difference.
No, it shouldn't make any difference at all as far as the Hobbit films are concerned seeing as it all precedes the LotR era. I hope that, on watching the Hobbit films, it will encourage you to watch LotR (extended versions, preferably) as you are missing a real treat. They are brilliant films imho.
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Old 14-07-2011, 22:18
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Bombur, Bofur and Bifur - see if you can spot James Nesbitt.

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/im...3111341600.jpg
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Old 14-07-2011, 22:57
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Bombur, Bofur and Bifur - see if you can spot James Nesbitt.

http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/im...3111341600.jpg
Crazy looks for Bombur there! It seems James Nesbitt, who's playing Bofur, has one of the more 'normal' non-outlandish looks out of all the Dwarves. That will make his character more relatable compared with those with a ton of prosthetics on and huuuge hair (even though it makes him look more like a man than a Dwarf).

Can't wait to see Thorin Oakenshield!
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Old 15-07-2011, 15:47
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They've released 'hero' shots of most of the dwarfs now. It's all starting to come together. I saw a snippet yesterday that Nick Frost had been cast as a dwarf which I thought rather odd (as all had been cast) but quite interesting, until I realised it was for 'Snow White & the Huntsmen'. That together with The Hobbit and the other Snow White film in production means there's going to be ahelluvalot of dwarf action next year. I must say the seven dwarfs in SW&TH are a mega cast. That said I think Thorin at al could take Sleepy, Doc etc.. any day
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Old 15-07-2011, 23:11
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Jackson spectacularly failed to capture the atmosphere and essence of the books.
I don't think childishly unfeasible battle sequences and lines like "nobody tosses a dwarf" helped.
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Old 16-07-2011, 11:50
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Why is it you can't criticize Peter Jackson's LOTR trilogy without being dismissed out of hand.

I enjoyed all three films, but I don't think they were as good as they could have been and a few iconic moment were mishandled - Eowen, Faramir etc.

However, I think that he might do a good job with the Hobbit as it is a simpler story and less indepth. I'm pleased with the casting too. I guess that puts me in the excited camp.
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