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The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:33 pm
by davepoobond
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?

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:12 pm
by Freaky Fred
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.

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:11 pm
by terrisus
Haven't seen any of them.
:shrug:

Love the books though :D

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:45 pm
by davepoobond
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.

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:59 am
by terrisus
I missed this earlier:

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


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Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:06 am
by Freaky Fred
don't elves use arrows?

I need to replay Lufia and Lufia II

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:00 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:don't elves use arrows?


Why is that dumb? :?


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


Amazing games :D =D

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:37 pm
by Freaky Fred
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?

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:17 am
by davepoobond
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.

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:38 pm
by Freaky Fred
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"

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:53 pm
by terrisus
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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Freaky Fred wrote:I'm wicked old, but still look young and sexy


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Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:58 pm
by Freaky Fred
experienced in the sack, but still look young and sexy.

maybe elves are pretty cool. well, half elves at least

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:46 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:experienced in the sack, but still look young and sexy.


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Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:50 pm
by Freaky Fred
why do i keep getting avatar quoted?

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:50 am
by ronito
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.

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:52 pm
by Freaky Fred
ronito with the only serious response in the thread

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:48 pm
by terrisus
Freaky Fred wrote:why do i keep getting avatar quoted?


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Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:49 pm
by terrisus
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.

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:04 pm
by davepoobond
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

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:41 pm
by ahmedvu153
except bumper cars we'd be able to knock into each other for fun, run all the cars on electricity.

Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:31 pm
by Freaky Fred
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Re: The Hobbit movies

PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:19 am
by Wolfy
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.