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The Hobbit movies

Postby davepoobond » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:33 pm

saw the 3rd one today -- The Battle of the Five Armies. i thought it was great, had a lot of cool action.

the story elements were a bit light, and not much really "happens" per se. The second probably had the best balance of story and action.

the first movie is definitely the weakest of them, but benefited from being a "return" the LOTR in my mind. I do like the "traveling and having adventures in the mean time" thing like Fellowship of the Ring had (which I also mostly rewatched yesterday)


anyone see any of the others?
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby Freaky Fred » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:12 pm

saw the first lord of the rings movie.

it was too long and boring and had too many elves or dwarves or orcs or whatever. i dunno the difference between the races, I just know they're all dumb.

oh i think i saw the second or third one too. return of the king or the twin towers or something? I think it was the third one and that long haired dude returned and tried to be cool, but he wasn't. is that the third one? I think there was an eyeball on top of a tower too unless that was in the first one.
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby terrisus » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:11 pm

Haven't seen any of them.
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Love the books though :D
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby davepoobond » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:45 pm

well, i definitely do recommend the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but if you're not into fantasy and the lore then it might not be that great for you. Hobbit is definitely way weaker, but i think it was fun and worth watching, although they will probably never get watched again by myself.
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby terrisus » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:59 am

I missed this earlier:

Freaky Fred wrote:elves... they're all dumb.


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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby Freaky Fred » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:06 am

don't elves use arrows?

I need to replay Lufia and Lufia II
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby terrisus » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Freaky Fred wrote:don't elves use arrows?


Why is that dumb? :?


Freaky Fred wrote:I need to replay Lufia and Lufia II


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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby Freaky Fred » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:37 pm

I wasn't saying elves are dumb because they use arrows, they're dumb and just happen to shoot arrows.

I think elves are magical, dwarves are fat, and orcs are ugly. that's how you tell them apart right?
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Postby davepoobond » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:17 am

pretty much. but it depends on the lore you're looking at. Elves can be like midget "Santa Elves" or they can be like "forest elves"

although the "Santa Elves" are probably more like Gnomes than anything else.
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Postby Freaky Fred » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:38 pm

i like forest elves, especially in games where they're like "oh I'm half elf, so I'm wicked old, but still look young and sexy"
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby terrisus » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:53 pm

Freaky Fred wrote:I wasn't saying elves are dumb because they use arrows, they're dumb and just happen to shoot arrows.


Hence the:

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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby Freaky Fred » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:58 pm

experienced in the sack, but still look young and sexy.

maybe elves are pretty cool. well, half elves at least
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby terrisus » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:46 pm

Freaky Fred wrote:experienced in the sack, but still look young and sexy.


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Postby Freaky Fred » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:50 pm

why do i keep getting avatar quoted?
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby ronito » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:50 am

watched the third one. I can't believe that I'm saying that the first one was the best of the bunch, but it was. I left the theater feeling "...eh" about the 3rd movie. The action was just too silly at points, there were at least 3 times when my wife and I turned to each other and said "oh come on." At the action on screen. That scene with Legolas on the crumbling tower/bridge thing? They totally should've put some Mario-jump sound effects to that. And WTF was up with the deputy. There was literally no point for him to be there at all. Really at best this trilogy was sloppy.
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby Freaky Fred » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:52 pm

ronito with the only serious response in the thread
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby terrisus » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:48 pm

Freaky Fred wrote:why do i keep getting avatar quoted?


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Postby terrisus » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:49 pm

ronito wrote:watched the third one. I can't believe that I'm saying that the first one was the best of the bunch, but it was. I left the theater feeling "...eh" about the 3rd movie. The action was just too silly at points, there were at least 3 times when my wife and I turned to each other and said "oh come on." At the action on screen. That scene with Legolas on the crumbling tower/bridge thing? They totally should've put some Mario-jump sound effects to that. And WTF was up with the deputy. There was literally no point for him to be there at all. Really at best this trilogy was sloppy.


I mean, what did you expect? It was 1 book made into 3 movies.
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby davepoobond » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:04 pm

the production definitely changed gears because it was supposed to be Guillermo del Toro doing it, but instead Jackson had to do it when that arrangement fell through.

i think when Jackson took over he felt like people were expecting grandiose battles, etc, and when they only had these movies as the last time they'd ever be able to make money off the Lord of the Rings, they stretched it out to 3 and this is what we got.

a Del Toro version of these may have been better movies, but probably would have had sucky action, as you can see with his Hellboy movies he doesn't really do action very well, but he does fantasy very well.

personally I sort of never really cared for the individual character story of Bilbo Baggins -- i was more interested in the larger scale geopolitical status of the world leading up to the Lord of the Rings, so i feel they are more "supplemental" in that regard than anything I'd care to watch on their own.


its like Extended Editions for the Lord of the Rings, sort of.



we'll probably see some sort of fan edit come around that condenses it to 1 movie, and it'll be interesting to see. I also wonder if there will be a studio "1 movie" cut they just sell on video as a way to diversify their offerings and charge more for the 3-movie boxset
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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby ahmedvu153 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:41 pm

except bumper cars we'd be able to knock into each other for fun, run all the cars on electricity.
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Postby Freaky Fred » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:31 pm

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Re: The Hobbit movies

Postby Wolfy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:19 am

I think ahmedvu153 fell into a vat of Crown Royal before this thread. 'Course I know it's spammers or whatever.

I like the Hobbit book the most since I've actually read it. LOTR is much too huge of an undertaking for me to contemplate.
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