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  Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 110739 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:46pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

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  Collapse Sticky: Help us Thank the entire cast & crew of 'All Six Middle-earth Films' News from Bree 790 6 Dec 23 2014, 4:27am Jump to last post in thread (by dormouse)

  Collapse Sticky: NEW! Official Hobbit movie reviews - post them here! entmaiden 2559 49 Dec 29 2014, 1:40am Jump to last post in thread (by Spriggan)

Collapse Sticky: Folks from the Uni of Waikato want to know YOUR opinion on BotFA! greendragon 437 9 Jan 21, 4:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by Elizabeth)

  Collapse Sticky: DOS Chapter of the Week (CHOW) Sign-up for February 2015! DanielLB 273 7 Fri, 8:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by BlackFox)

Collapse Sticky: Admin announcement: a clean-up of The Hobbit discussion board Ataahua 627 5 Sat, 10:10pm Jump to last post in thread (by Bumblingidiot)

  Collapse Would PJ ever release a shorter, book-accurate Hobbit? stoutfiles 983 65 Tue, 6:49pm Jump to last post in thread (by Nolane)
       Collapse So much effort... Aragorn the Elfstone 550 7 Tue, 6:52pm
           Collapse I was under the impression... stoutfiles 527 6 Tue, 6:58pm
               Yeah... no. Pandallo 489 0 Tue, 7:01pm
               No, that is not what happened. Aragorn the Elfstone 482 0 Tue, 7:01pm
               I don't get this Bishop 440 0 Tue, 7:19pm
               Doesn't sound like Lindele 376 0 Tue, 7:50pm
               PJ... arithmancer 322 0 Tue, 8:29pm
               No, they were creative decisions Annatar598 156 0 5:53am
       Collapse No. Pandallo 477 12 Tue, 6:57pm
           Collapse What I view? stoutfiles 477 11 Tue, 7:01pm
               Collapse None of those people matter. Aragorn the Elfstone 457 7 Tue, 7:04pm
                   Collapse Okay, then cut PJ out of the loop stoutfiles 449 6 Tue, 7:08pm
                       Collapse Read the book. Aragorn the Elfstone 445 5 Tue, 7:10pm
                           Collapse You forget who's stories these really are stoutfiles 423 3 Tue, 7:17pm
                               Collapse No. Tolkien is the author of the source material. PJ is the director of HIS films. Aragorn the Elfstone 413 2 Tue, 7:28pm
                                   Collapse You are the exception stoutfiles 370 1 Tue, 7:57pm
                                       That's irrelevant. Aragorn the Elfstone 307 0 Tue, 8:33pm
                           Like community theater perhaps? Bishop 403 0 Tue, 7:20pm
               Collapse Please don't Ataahua 425 2 Tue, 7:23pm
                   Collapse Just showing that people care stoutfiles 396 1 Tue, 7:25pm
                       And it's great to discuss them. Ataahua 368 0 Tue, 7:36pm
       Collapse No, of course he won't dormouse 448 12 Tue, 7:15pm
           Collapse Huh? stoutfiles 429 10 Tue, 7:23pm
               Collapse probably all of them. DjU 388 5 Tue, 7:29pm
                   Collapse The point was the director is not crucial when adapting a story stoutfiles 369 4 Tue, 7:36pm
                       Collapse A massive assumption DjU 356 2 Tue, 7:42pm
                           Collapse Common sense? stoutfiles 335 1 Tue, 7:49pm
                               I tend to see the Middle-Earth films - Hanzkaz 342 0 Tue, 8:00pm
                       Nope. arithmancer 281 0 Tue, 8:37pm
               Chris Columbus. Alfonso Cuaron. Mike Newell. David Yates. Aragorn the Elfstone 374 0 Tue, 7:33pm
               Collapse People who love the stories may have given the first film..... dormouse 138 2 Tue, 11:59pm
                   Perhaps it is a weakness... Aragorn the Elfstone 128 0 12:08am
                   Me Too smtfhw 115 0 8:23am
           Someone else, maybe, not PJ. Elizabeth 140 0 6:36am
       Collapse It's weird - Hanzkaz 367 2 Tue, 7:39pm
           Collapse What time and expense? stoutfiles 335 1 Tue, 7:54pm
               I'm not an expert on film-making, Hanzkaz 316 0 Tue, 8:09pm
       Collapse i would love it. balbo biggins 349 10 Tue, 7:59pm
           Collapse I don't get any anger Spriggan 220 9 Tue, 9:59pm
               Collapse its about experimenting playing a challenge balbo biggins 192 1 Tue, 10:27pm
                   I don't think I recall someone ever asking that! Spriggan 132 0 Tue, 11:51pm
               Collapse Don't worry, this is not an invitation to a thread closing debate Bishop 166 6 Tue, 11:18pm
                   Collapse Ha - that's good to know. Spriggan 126 5 Tue, 11:54pm
                       Collapse Gotcha Bishop 124 4 Tue, 11:59pm
                           Collapse Well, there are lots of things. Spriggan 185 3 12:08am
                               Collapse Yes that makes sense Bishop 175 1 12:17am
                                   No worries. Spriggan 171 0 12:23am
                               If someone goes this route I think it would be better for it to be a stand alone film moreorless 112 0 8:23am
       Zero chance of that happening, I'd say... Salmacis81 296 0 Tue, 8:22pm
       Collapse No. arithmancer 297 2 Tue, 8:25pm
           Collapse Compared to the book stoutfiles 272 1 Tue, 8:49pm
               yes balbo biggins 255 0 Tue, 8:53pm
       It was an average adaptation, but no he won't and he shouldn't burrahobbit 268 0 Tue, 9:05pm
       I don't believe that PJ would ever reedit his films, Noria 232 0 Tue, 9:36pm
       No, thank goodness Glorfindela 170 0 Tue, 11:28pm
       No, but... Otaku-sempai 137 0 Tue, 11:55pm
       Collapse Of course that will never happen R11 189 3 2:38am
           Collapse Posts like this... Pandallo 183 2 3:54am
               And This I Think is the Crux of the Matter smtfhw 126 0 8:30am
               Just wanted to thank you for the link to Oakentoon 56.... dormouse 100 0 9:21am
       Collapse An old argument Michelle Johnston 117 2 9:06am
           Collapse Agreed. Arannir 90 1 9:43am
               PJ wouldn't have cut that for sure stoutfiles 17 0 56 mins ago
       This is a pointless question... Saneliur 88 0 10:29am
       No Nolane 0 0 36 secs ago

  Collapse Do you think The Hobbit will gain more recognization as it grows older? Hobbity Hobbit 441 15 12:36pm Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)
       Collapse No. NottaSackville 270 1 1:15pm
           Hmm. arithmancer 237 0 1:45pm
       Collapse Yes, I do dormouse 218 4 1:57pm
           Collapse I doubt it, unfortunately Voronwë_the_Faithful 196 3 2:18pm
               Collapse Ah, Voronwe..... dormouse 110 2 4:22pm
                   ah, dormouse Voronwë_the_Faithful 51 0 5:24pm
                   I agree with your thoughts, Dormouse Brethil 19 0 23 mins ago
       Yes, I think it's a set of films that certainly will Glorfindela 196 0 2:11pm
       Not sure. Arannir 148 0 3:11pm
       Gain popularity? Lindele 153 0 3:22pm
       I do. Elessar 137 0 3:28pm
       maybe not balbo biggins 88 0 4:34pm
       I think they'll still be appreciated iduna 72 0 4:53pm
       ... nymmerod 56 0 5:15pm
       of course not stoutfiles 54 0 59 mins ago

  Collapse Hobbit China Box Office. $14.9m Opening day. anthonyroy 1765 55 Sat, 10:35am Jump to last post in thread (by Elessar)
       Collapse BotFA Heading to $950-$960m worldwide anthonyroy 792 9 Sat, 10:57am
           Collapse That sounds really good to me! Glorfindela 668 8 Sat, 1:29pm
               Collapse Same here! dormouse 638 6 Sat, 1:40pm
                   Yes shadowdog 561 0 Sat, 3:40pm
                   Collapse Looking good Elessar 165 4 Mon, 2:08pm
                       Collapse Good number Estel78 128 3 Mon, 7:23pm
                           Nice and let's hope :) Elessar 90 0 Mon, 10:24pm
                           Collapse Definitely looks like it will take a big hit on Friday Voronwë_the_Faithful 9 1 5:17pm
                               ugh Elessar 5 0 49 mins ago
               Hear, hear! Avandel 530 0 Sat, 4:31pm
       Collapse Very good (yet not enough) Estel78 749 2 Sat, 11:01am
           Yes think $1billion is very much dead now anthonyroy 700 0 Sat, 12:45pm
           Pretty much right in line with what I predicted Voronwë_the_Faithful 640 0 Sat, 2:02pm
       Collapse Well that should teach the studios... Earl 735 35 Sat, 1:00pm
           Collapse I agree, ends too quickly, not enough resolve, who disagrees and why? greenbalrog 633 1 Sat, 2:09pm
               There are many... arithmancer 595 0 Sat, 3:01pm
           Collapse Bit of an odd statement... DjU 627 32 Sat, 3:07pm
               It would have beaten AUJ Estel78 608 0 Sat, 3:37pm
               Collapse Peace! Earl 566 30 Sat, 4:08pm
                   If more people have chosen to see the final film Spriggan 564 0 Sat, 4:24pm
                 Also Avandel 531 0 Sat, 4:44pm
                   Collapse I Got You First Time. Michelle Johnston 520 27 Sat, 5:46pm
                       Collapse Took Estimated 117m yuan ($18.77m) on Saturday in China anthonyroy 521 24 Sat, 6:18pm
                           Looks like Saturday estimates were right on the money Voronwë_the_Faithful 463 0 Sun, 5:34am
                           Collapse $50 million weekend Voronwë_the_Faithful 436 22 Sun, 2:44pm
                               Collapse Not bad Estel78 402 4 Sun, 3:40pm
                                   Collapse Tickets sold Voronwë_the_Faithful 403 3 Sun, 4:05pm
                                       Collapse In 20 years... Estel78 417 2 Sun, 4:21pm
                                           Collapse I'm sure WB is crying all the way to the bank! Voronwë_the_Faithful 403 1 Sun, 4:33pm
                                             Indeed – epic fail, what? Glorfindela 396 0 Sun, 5:13pm
                               Collapse $49.5m China debut Estel78 373 16 Sun, 7:37pm
                                   Collapse Which currently puts it at... BlackFox 363 14 Sun, 8:36pm
                                     Yes – saw that Glorfindela 330 0 Sun, 9:37pm
                                       Collapse Actually Kristin Thompson 302 12 Sun, 11:50pm
                                           Collapse I'm not sure about this Glorfindela 307 10 Mon, 12:18am
                                               Collapse BOFA "Stuns" with Box Office Record. ShireHorse 232 5 Mon, 12:11pm
                                                   Collapse Entirely agree with your sentiments, Shire Horse Glorfindela 195 3 Mon, 1:15pm
                                                       Collapse Rooting it to fail Elessar 175 2 Mon, 2:09pm
                                                           Collapse Yes, that's true Glorfindela 157 1 Mon, 3:10pm
                                                               Agreed Elessar 128 0 Mon, 3:55pm
                                                   Interesting articles..... dormouse 170 0 Mon, 2:15pm
                                               Collapse The total at the top is not up to date to January 25 for all countries Kristin Thompson 139 2 Mon, 3:37pm
                                                   It is up to date Estel78 99 0 Mon, 7:12pm
                                                   That number is the correct up to date number shadowdog 90 0 Mon, 11:00pm
                                               You are correct shadowdog 80 0 Mon, 10:53pm
                                           Glorfindela is right BlackFox 235 0 Mon, 9:46am
                                   Looking good Voronwë_the_Faithful 147 0 Mon, 3:17pm
                       Collapse I'll admit there was a lot of beheading in this film... Bofur01 510 1 Sat, 6:25pm
                           Nice One Michelle Johnston 519 0 Sat, 10:02pm
       Collapse I've been reading everywhere ShireHorse 658 4 Sat, 4:23pm
           Collapse Unfortunately Richard retweeted false information Voronwë_the_Faithful 556 3 Sat, 6:36pm
               Collapse I'm one of those people in that thread :D. anthonyroy 504 2 Sat, 6:46pm
                   I had a feeling you were Voronwë_the_Faithful 499 0 Sat, 7:03pm
                   Well, my mistake. ShireHorse 442 0 Sat, 8:32pm
       The Real Story is Gold Michelle Johnston 285 0 Mon, 5:04am

  Collapse My Love Letter to The Hobbit (long) SheHathaldir 614 18 Tue, 10:06pm Jump to last post in thread (by mae govannen)
       Thank you! iduna 241 0 Tue, 11:07pm
       Wonderful post Kim 237 0 Tue, 11:07pm
       Collapse Thank you so much for this.... dormouse 249 1 Tue, 11:27pm
           I echo dormouse's post The Grey Wanderer 173 0 1:05am
       This is a gift Voronwë_the_Faithful 220 0 Tue, 11:39pm
       Collapse Thank you for sharing your thoughts Glorfindela 208 1 Tue, 11:46pm
           Beautiful Jeffrodo 185 0 12:20am
       Thank you! Riven Delve 175 0 1:07am
       Thank you for sharing, I hope PJ and crew read this. Eruonen 167 0 3:20am
       Bravo! Pandallo 150 0 4:15am
       I urge anyone Starling 136 0 6:22am
       Collapse Thank you. I really enjoyed this Brethil 122 1 6:36am
           Very nice comment too here...// mae govannen 47 0 2:24pm
       Beautiful! Especially your extended version. GloryBox 123 0 6:52am
       Collapse Thank you for this – your eloquence is lovely, Noria 72 1 1:26pm
           Ditto... Thank you Noria! // mae govannen 47 0 2:27pm
       That's fantastic! Elessar 34 0 3:31pm
       I wish Christopher Tolkien would read this love-letter mae govannen 35 0 3:47pm

  Collapse Durin's Day - An Astronomical Error? Otaku-sempai 762 53 Jan 18, 2:50pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
       Collapse Where does it say in that quote SafeUnderHill 418 38 Jan 18, 2:54pm
           Collapse That is why the question requires some expertise. Otaku-sempai 394 37 Jan 18, 2:56pm
               Collapse I know little about Tolkien's mythology SafeUnderHill 384 36 Jan 18, 3:09pm
                   Collapse It might have been a new moon (according to Tolkien) Otaku-sempai 381 34 Jan 18, 3:22pm
                       Collapse Where it says thin new moon SafeUnderHill 357 4 Jan 18, 3:42pm
                           Collapse Or... Otaku-sempai 348 3 Jan 18, 3:48pm
                               Collapse Yes SafeUnderHill 332 1 Jan 18, 4:04pm
                                   For it to be A, A a, FULL Moon...? Bombadil 295 0 Jan 18, 6:42pm
                               Not that far off? DanielLB 252 0 Jan 18, 7:54pm
                       Collapse Yes, I think a new moon is implied. Silverlode 197 28 Jan 18, 11:28pm
                           Collapse "the first day of the last moon of Autumn" Otaku-sempai 189 27 Jan 18, 11:58pm
                               Collapse What's your definition of Autumn? Elizabeth 168 3 Jan 19, 1:04am
                                   Collapse Autumn as per Shire Reckoning Otaku-sempai 158 2 Jan 19, 2:43am
                                       Collapse Funny, I just noticed this for the first time Gwytha 220 1 Jan 19, 3:09am
                                           Great observation! Otaku-sempai 213 0 Jan 19, 3:20am
                               Collapse In my opinion*, DanielLB 202 22 Jan 19, 7:04am
                                   Collapse If my understanding is now correct... Otaku-sempai 183 11 Jan 19, 1:46pm
                                       Collapse I am now very confused. Bumblingidiot 162 10 Jan 20, 2:00am
                                           Collapse The two events are not mutually exclusive. DanielLB 153 2 Jan 20, 7:35am
                                               Collapse What I meant was Bumblingidiot 122 1 Jan 20, 3:35pm
                                                   It's a question of alignment. Elizabeth 72 0 Jan 21, 7:53am
                                           Fulll Moons Otaku-sempai 127 0 Jan 20, 2:28pm
                                           Collapse Our calendar is different from Middle-earth iduna 42 5 Jan 21, 7:34pm
                                               Collapse I read that. Otaku-sempai 38 4 Jan 21, 8:06pm
                                                   Collapse Ack! Otaku-sempai 14 3 Jan 23, 12:02am
                                                       Collapse Second (Third?) Thoughts Otaku-sempai 15 2 Tue, 6:03pm
                                                           Collapse Duin's Day in TH:DoS Otaku-sempai 9 1 Tue, 10:04pm
                                                               It's always something! Otaku-sempai 4 0 3:09pm
                                   Collapse And...what was considered to be the start of Winter? Otaku-sempai 113 9 Jan 20, 4:36pm
                                       Collapse October 23 to November 20? Otaku-sempai 109 8 Jan 20, 5:07pm
                                           Collapse Semantics ... Bracegirdle 93 7 Jan 20, 11:11pm
                                               Collapse Okay... Otaku-sempai 86 6 Jan 21, 1:04am
                                                   Collapse Durin's Day in 'TH:BotFA' Otaku-sempai 84 5 Jan 21, 1:24am
                                                       Collapse I can’t refute Bracegirdle 76 4 Jan 21, 4:02am
                                                           Collapse Yes. realistically it would make a difference Otaku-sempai 69 3 Jan 21, 11:01am
                                                               Collapse Is 6000 years enough time? . . . Bracegirdle 57 2 Jan 21, 3:08pm
                                                                   Collapse Best guess Otaku-sempai 60 1 Jan 21, 3:20pm
                                                                       One final (I hope!) correction: Otaku-sempai 53 0 Jan 21, 4:26pm
                   I think it means the last lunar cycle. Elizabeth 162 0 Jan 19, 1:30am
       Collapse I don't know whether it's an error or not... But... leonmuse 307 4 Jan 18, 6:56pm
           Collapse Aaargh! Otaku-sempai 286 2 Jan 18, 7:00pm
               Collapse Don't worry about it! leonmuse 274 1 Jan 18, 7:03pm
                   As an Aquarius, Double Gemini W/ a Full Moon Bombadil 266 0 Jan 18, 7:11pm
           It's been corrected. dernwyn 251 0 Jan 18, 7:48pm
       Collapse I think Tolkien would have known enough astronomy to realise ... DanielLB 269 4 Jan 18, 7:45pm
           Collapse Are you sure that's right? AshNazg 243 3 Jan 18, 8:25pm
               The full moon is opposite the sun. Elizabeth 179 0 Jan 19, 12:56am
               Collapse Earth casting shadow swordwhale 205 1 Jan 19, 4:11am
                   As the moon passes quarter moon and heads shadowdog 203 0 Jan 19, 4:22am
       Collapse Maybe things work differently in Middle Earth... HeWhoArisesinMight 166 2 Jan 19, 1:31am
           What is Myth? Otaku-sempai 153 0 Jan 19, 2:53am
           As the moon wanes and approaches the new moon shadowdog 223 0 Jan 19, 3:20am
       Dwarven New Year and Durin's Day (final thoughts) Otaku-sempai 28 0 Jan 23, 2:35pm

  Collapse I Sit Beside the Fire and Think AndHeHandedHimTheTobaccoJar 604 16 Tue, 9:13pm Jump to last post in thread (by mae govannen)
       Collapse Love it JamesPaganini 301 5 Tue, 9:20pm
           Same Here AndHeHandedHimTheTobaccoJar 282 0 Tue, 9:25pm
           Collapse Bilbo's Song Mooseboy018 162 2 1:51am
               Sigh. Arannir 91 0 9:51am
               I like what you have done, thank you... Very nice! // mae govannen 35 0 1:53pm
           Ditto, ditto, ditto... I love Bilbo, and that Song!!! mae govannen 47 0 1:18pm
       sad indeed balbo biggins 276 0 Tue, 9:25pm
       Yes Kim 246 0 Tue, 10:08pm
       I'd forgotten about this Glorfindela 208 0 Tue, 11:38pm
       Collapse Strangely enough this was going through my head just this evening.... dormouse 218 2 Tue, 11:40pm
           Collapse Same with me, can you believe it?!... mae govannen 50 1 1:12pm
               Here you go..... dormouse 39 0 1:49pm
       Collapse Poor Bilbo. His fate was a bit tragical. leonmuse 197 3 12:32am
           Thorin's pride Mooseboy018 166 0 1:42am
           Free will glor 159 0 1:43am
           But do you think any of them regrets mae govannen 42 0 1:47pm

  Collapse Who else liked how the deaths played out? Hobbity Hobbit 878 24 Mon, 8:15pm Jump to last post in thread (by Radagast-Aiwendil)
       Hated it Shirriff Anthony 491 0 Mon, 9:12pm
       Thorin's was a real high point. Spriggan 456 0 Mon, 9:28pm
       I liked it. Noria 408 0 Mon, 9:46pm
       I do think... arithmancer 403 0 Mon, 9:48pm
       good overall Mooseboy018 391 0 Mon, 9:54pm
       bit meh balbo biggins 378 0 Mon, 10:05pm
       I think they were very well done Glorfindela 370 0 Mon, 10:17pm
       I don't have a problem with how they were changed from the book Bishop 352 0 Mon, 10:53pm
       Collapse I think PJ overcomplicated things burrahobbit 380 2 Mon, 11:00pm
           To me, Elves and Men Bishop 346 0 Mon, 11:26pm
           I agree sevilodorf 302 0 Tue, 12:42am
       Collapse I did.... dormouse 354 2 Mon, 11:43pm
           What a surprise! Voronwë_the_Faithful 317 0 Tue, 12:44am
           couldn't agree more dormouse! DisDwarfWoman 243 0 Tue, 4:22am
       as someone who has only seen the film once on Dec 9th Me85 330 0 Tue, 12:44am
       I agree marillaraina 295 0 Tue, 1:42am
       Nope CathrineB 216 0 Tue, 11:36am
       Collapse Fili stoutfiles 193 1 Tue, 2:18pm
           Crevasse? arithmancer 168 0 Tue, 3:01pm
       Yes and No Kilidoescartwheels 178 0 Tue, 3:09pm
       My biggest regret of this third film (longish read) Arandir 152 0 Tue, 7:17pm
       Storytelling failure Arannir 60 0 10:26am
       Thorin's death was very well executed imo Saneliur 58 0 10:41am
       Parallels between other fantasy deaths Radagast-Aiwendil 45 0 12:00pm

  Collapse A thread to appreciate the Thorin/Bilbo confrontation scene Radagast-Aiwendil 763 19 Mon, 10:48am Jump to last post in thread (by Saneliur)
     By that point in the Movie? Bombadil 423 0 Mon, 11:38am
       The scene is beyond words good Glorfindela 410 0 Mon, 11:53am
       Collapse Excellent post... dormouse 398 1 Mon, 12:01pm
           ...With all this TALK about "Action Jackson" Bombadil 382 0 Mon, 12:20pm
       Collapse Agreeing, all the way Ilmatar 369 1 Mon, 1:27pm
           This is so true Glorfindela 316 0 Mon, 3:22pm
       Yes a terrific scene to be sure Old Toby 275 0 Mon, 6:28pm
       Agreed. Fantastic scene, brilliantly acted... Nolane 247 0 Mon, 7:47pm
       Echoing what others have said Kim 219 0 Mon, 8:47pm
       ^^^^ What everyone has said PrincessBlade 199 0 Mon, 9:24pm
       Collapse perfect Mooseboy018 212 1 Mon, 9:33pm
           I'd add one more to your list Riven Delve 109 0 Tue, 6:51pm
       Collapse Great thread here Brethil 102 5 Tue, 8:43pm
           Collapse Beautifully expressed Kim 82 2 Tue, 9:56pm
               Collapse Thanks Kim Brethil 48 1 5:38am
                   Well, everyone knows Kim 44 0 6:19am
           Collapse Wonderful Ilmatar 77 1 Tue, 10:42pm
             Thnak you Ilmatar! Brethil 45 0 5:39am
       I absolutely loved this scene Saneliur 36 0 10:36am

  Of 'Holy Stones', Tauriel, and Light 'precious and pure' ... chauvelin2000 194 0 9:21am Jump to last post in thread (by chauvelin2000)

  Collapse Smaug - did he live up to your expectations? Skaan 1033 26 Sun, 5:12pm Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)
       A wondrous creation, is Smaug Glorfindela 533 0 Sun, 5:20pm
       Exceeded them, vastly....... dormouse 514 0 Sun, 5:21pm
       Loved Smaug! Old Toby 480 0 Sun, 5:42pm
       What I liked most was that he didnt become another "action monster" moreorless 514 0 Sun, 5:47pm
       He is the Remus 452 0 Sun, 6:38pm
       Oh yes very much so CathrineB 423 0 Sun, 6:53pm
       Yes Bishop 408 0 Sun, 7:09pm
       Smaug was superbly designed and voiced; the only flaws were in the writing burrahobbit 431 0 Sun, 7:21pm
       Smaug... Ereinion Nénharma 380 0 Sun, 8:09pm
       I don't think it's hyperbolic to say he's one of the trilogy's greatest accomplishments MechaGodzilla 363 0 Sun, 8:35pm
       Collapse Exceeded Them Michelle Johnston 348 1 Sun, 8:55pm
           Most Definitely brotherbeck 327 0 Sun, 9:10pm
       More than lived up to Ham_Sammy 327 0 Sun, 9:07pm
       Collapse Any expectations I had were wildly exceeded and obliterated Noria 310 1 Sun, 10:04pm
           All agreed here, Noria, on all your points Brethil 22 0 6:48am
       Defnitely! Greenwood Hobbit 290 0 Sun, 10:22pm
       Collapse perfect but not perfect balbo biggins 302 3 Mon, 12:00am
         Collapse WE got a TOUR of ALL Angles of him... Bombadil 269 2 Mon, 1:45am
               Collapse Plus Yngwulff 248 1 Mon, 3:17am
                 *snicker*...*snicker* GotThatRight...// Bombadil 188 0 Mon, 5:41am
       I suppose technically he lived down to them Bumblingidiot 154 0 Mon, 12:35pm
       He was impressive and enjoyable enough Nightwing 136 0 Mon, 2:14pm
       My only quibble, noted during DOS discussions, was that his color Eruonen 133 0 Mon, 2:49pm
       Smaug was Magnificent! (guess the tune) Ruxendil_Thoorg 114 0 Mon, 4:04pm
       yes. mirkwoodwanderer 87 0 Mon, 6:32pm
       Smaug was everything I could have imagined... Farficom 60 0 Tue, 7:07am

Collapse The River of Denial discussions part deux - UUTs, alternative endings, and speculating on those LOGIC GAPS Avandel 1083 29 Mon, 11:05pm Jump to last post in thread (by Avandel)
       Collapse *Breaking news* Kim 513 4 Mon, 11:44pm
           Collapse Can we get some barrels? Avandel 379 3 Tue, 2:08am
               Collapse Well, would you look at that?! Kim 367 1 Tue, 2:19am
                   Laketown being the multi-cultural center that it was, Lissuin 355 0 Tue, 3:22am
               Barrels come with their own sushi Dame Ioreth 231 0 Tue, 2:10pm
       Collapse Can you hear the sniggering from inside the teapot? dormouse 468 4 Mon, 11:49pm
           Collapse Some can wear a SKIRT Avandel 373 3 Tue, 2:15am
               Collapse ah yaaaaaaasssssssss swordwhale 316 2 Tue, 6:37am
                   Collapse Bomby is Freezing in this Frozen River of Denial Bombadil 316 1 Tue, 7:06am
                       Let it gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo swordwhale 175 0 Tue, 7:15pm
       Collapse But wait, there's more! Riven Delve 445 1 Tue, 12:39am
           Are his uncle and brother and Mr. Dwalin coming? Avandel 384 0 Tue, 2:12am
       I always tell people there's no denying that Lissuin 404 0 Tue, 1:40am
     Now THIS was well worth driving home for! Brethil 348 0 Tue, 4:20am
       Collapse The truth is out there ... somewhere Kilidoescartwheels 367 3 Tue, 5:28am
           priceless.... swordwhale 322 0 Tue, 6:33am
           Laughing so hard now the teapot's rolling over.... dormouse 303 0 Tue, 8:24am
         And if you can't get enough - epilogue Avandel 65 0 5:42am
       ahhhhhhhhhh............ swordwhale 337 0 Tue, 5:38am
       It all makes sense.... Miss-Merriweather 268 0 Tue, 12:55pm
       Collapse This is a wonderful thread! Starglass 241 5 Tue, 3:28pm
           Collapse found him... swordwhale 182 2 Tue, 7:38pm
             Oh, this is so cool SW! // Brethil 74 0 3:36am
               ROFLOL Avandel 66 0 5:43am
           Collapse Floating on the tender tides Ilmatar 132 1 Tue, 11:52pm
               niiiiiiiiiiice swordwhale 69 0 5:13am
       must once more swordwhale 182 0 Tue, 7:41pm
       Bwahaha! Roheryn 114 0 1:36am
       but wait, there's more swordwhale 71 0 5:11am

  Collapse Bombur, the silent Dwarf Bishop 832 21 Tue, 2:23am Jump to last post in thread (by Salmacis81)
       Collapse It was planned right from the start Ataahua 504 1 Tue, 3:03am
           Yes, no doubt Bishop 419 0 Tue, 3:37am
       Collapse Apparently DisDwarfWoman 439 6 Tue, 3:52am
           huh Bishop 400 0 Tue, 3:59am
           Collapse trolls Mooseboy018 417 4 Tue, 4:04am
               Collapse That would be interesting. DisDwarfWoman 385 3 Tue, 4:27am
                   Collapse I was always secretly hoping that was the plan Bishop 387 2 Tue, 5:00am
                       'Goodbye Bilbo' ecthelionsbeard 343 0 Tue, 6:55am
                       tehe DisDwarfWoman 214 0 Tue, 1:23pm
       Collapse Can you make Bombur talk…. ecthelionsbeard 409 4 Tue, 4:43am
           Collapse Hahaha Bishop 364 3 Tue, 4:55am
               Collapse Bombur needs to SAY...? Bombadil 330 2 Tue, 7:24am
                   OK! That's as good as it gets Bishop 305 0 Tue, 7:25am
                   Wasn't the line... Salmacis81 77 0 Tue, 10:41pm
       what i really didn't like mo0on-light 293 0 Tue, 9:10am
       Collapse Kudos to Stephen CathrineB 285 3 Tue, 9:38am
           Collapse I think the not speaking makes him memorable... dormouse 270 2 Tue, 10:01am
               Yes, I agree with this, Dormouse Glorfindela 139 0 Tue, 6:29pm
               well said! swordwhale 111 0 Tue, 7:43pm
       Collapse I always figured they'd wait til he sang at Thorin's funeral... Brandybuckled 121 1 Tue, 8:29pm
           Now that would be something Bishop 107 0 Tue, 8:36pm

  Collapse Martin Freeman not so secret extra role in The Hobbit Oleander Took 1903 31 Mon, 4:09pm Jump to last post in thread (by CaptainObvious)
       WOW Name 908 0 Mon, 4:39pm
       Great reference! Pandallo 855 0 Mon, 4:56pm
       Collapse Not again! Shirriff Anthony 928 1 Mon, 5:01pm
           Not again!! SafeUnderHill 731 0 Mon, 6:31pm
       Collapse Absolutely NUTS Dcole4 824 6 Mon, 5:58pm
           Connolly's illness Pandallo 788 0 Mon, 6:24pm
           Collapse I wouldn't condemn the filmmakers Annatar598 616 4 Mon, 7:52pm
               Collapse Did anyone confirm it was because of his health? Bishop 418 3 Tue, 12:10am
                   Collapse I remember reading it a couple places Elessar 109 2 Tue, 4:57pm
                       Collapse But it's never been officially stated. Aragorn the Elfstone 106 1 Tue, 4:59pm
                           Of course Elessar 97 0 Tue, 5:15pm
       I didn't pick that! Ataahua 722 0 Mon, 6:22pm
       Collapse Now that I've seen the prosthetic version... gliido 556 1 Mon, 9:49pm
           That's true... dormouse 446 0 Mon, 11:31pm
       Collapse Thanks a lot for this post, btw Bishop 386 12 Tue, 1:49am
           Collapse No kidding Ham_Sammy 339 11 Tue, 4:18am
               Collapse I never would have guessed Bishop 332 8 Tue, 4:29am
                   Collapse Of course it wasn't Ian Holm aifeme 300 7 Tue, 7:07am
                       Collapse It was the speed that gave it away? Bishop 297 6 Tue, 7:23am
                           Not just those steps... Merovech 266 0 Tue, 8:29am
                           Collapse Why is this so funny? aifeme 251 4 Tue, 10:54am
                               Collapse It's not funny Bishop 195 3 Tue, 3:20pm
                                   Collapse Sorry for my reply! aifeme 171 1 Tue, 3:56pm
                                       Me too Bishop 111 0 Tue, 4:17pm
                                   Yes... arithmancer 91 0 Tue, 5:21pm
               Collapse Original idea? Pandallo 335 1 Tue, 4:31am
                   Unlikely... Aragorn the Elfstone 111 0 Tue, 4:07pm
       Collapse I dig Dain's look. Farficom 322 2 Tue, 6:56am
           Collapse What makes you think...? Pandallo 304 1 Tue, 7:41am
               Well, for one thing... Eleniel 274 0 Tue, 7:51am
       Viewing this picture proves... CaptainObvious 57 0 Tue, 10:05pm

  Collapse Can we agree that everyone trusting Alfrid was silly? (BOTFA SPOILERS) CaptainObvious 2431 82 Sun, 2:32am Jump to last post in thread (by CaptainObvious)
       Collapse I liked him Thorins_apprentice 749 3 Sun, 2:36am
           I certainly didnt find it not in keeping with the tone of the series... moreorless 695 0 Sun, 3:18am
           Monty Python characters Gwytha 245 0 Sun, 4:44pm
           The question wasn't if you liked Alfrid. CaptainObvious 31 0 Tue, 9:58pm
       Collapse No, I like Alfrid Avandel 691 1 Sun, 2:48am
           Though I think Bard's character probably had too much faith in Alfrid considering their history, Eruonen 629 0 Sun, 5:09am
       Collapse It's better to not think about such things Bishop 635 13 Sun, 5:32am
           Collapse Is Alfrid even shown as being given that much power? moreorless 599 10 Sun, 6:51am
               Collapse Alfrid The Grate Michelle Johnston 562 9 Sun, 9:12am
                   Collapse I think it makes sense with a shift to three films.. moreorless 525 8 Sun, 11:10am
                       Collapse Aragorn Do Not See It Michelle Johnston 214 7 Sun, 6:27pm
                           Collapse Which is mostly limited to DOS.. moreorless 224 6 Mon, 4:43am
                               Collapse Bard V Thorin Michelle Johnston 223 5 Mon, 5:22am
                                   Collapse Great scene I would agree and key to the story but... moreorless 205 4 Mon, 8:45am
                                       Collapse I think you're right - that's exactly the role Alfrid is playing.... dormouse 191 1 Mon, 9:33am
                                           And to the more heroic Laketowners mae govannen 83 0 Tue, 3:45am
                                       Collapse See my post above Michelle Johnston 178 1 Mon, 10:16am
                                           Again though the issue is your dealing with two films... moreorless 129 0 Mon, 4:13pm
           Collapse Thinking about such things leads to better films Gwytha 230 1 Sun, 5:23pm
               Nice People Good Thoughts Michelle Johnston 185 0 Sun, 7:50pm
       No... dormouse 525 0 Sun, 11:25am
       Collapse My view Glorfindela 525 16 Sun, 12:13pm
           Collapse I agree - Eleniel 500 11 Sun, 12:28pm
               Or if PJ is desperate to include it Glorfindela 470 0 Sun, 1:55pm
               Collapse Personally I liked what we got... moreorless 454 4 Sun, 2:06pm
                   Collapse I disagree Bishop 139 3 Sun, 11:33pm
                       Collapse Alfrid 2 Movie 3 Movie differences Michelle Johnston 126 2 Mon, 12:19am
                           Collapse That's very interesting Bishop 113 1 Mon, 12:30am
                               Three Film Additions Michelle Johnston 106 0 Mon, 1:34am
               Collapse What I don't get KingTurgon 382 4 Sun, 3:51pm
                   Collapse I think they chose to keep Alfred alive as a foil for Bard.... dormouse 380 3 Sun, 4:06pm
                       Collapse But Alfrid tries to say he's in charge KingTurgon 162 2 Sun, 9:09pm
                           Collapse So far as I remember.... dormouse 145 1 Sun, 10:52pm
                               Master Arc Perfect for EE Michelle Johnston 122 0 Mon, 12:12am
           Collapse As a a parent Yes Michelle Johnston 224 3 Sun, 6:06pm
               Collapse But in the scene as written... arithmancer 188 2 Sun, 7:41pm
                   The Unwanted Help Michelle Johnston 176 0 Sun, 8:04pm
                   Why wouldn't he kill them? Mcoull 98 0 Mon, 1:20am
       Collapse 7 haarp 504 1 Sun, 1:29pm
         Terrific, inspirational insight Glorfindela 477 0 Sun, 1:53pm
       Collapse Actually, it made sense to me Elarie 465 2 Sun, 2:13pm
           Alfrid is violent though Mcoull 443 0 Sun, 2:31pm
           Bard knowing Thranduil arithmancer 424 0 Sun, 3:12pm
       Eh CathrineB 422 0 Sun, 2:58pm
       Perhaps Bard was testing Alfrid. Otaku-sempai 419 0 Sun, 3:03pm
       As my old music teacher would have said Name 425 0 Sun, 3:15pm
       I agree it didn't make sense to me Gwytha 357 0 Sun, 4:39pm
       Collapse I thought the orders were more minor punishments Spriggan 245 20 Sun, 5:19pm
           Collapse Good point Gwytha 230 2 Sun, 5:29pm
               Collapse Really? Spriggan 226 1 Sun, 5:47pm
                   And Alfrid's reaction... arithmancer 217 0 Sun, 6:14pm
           Collapse I got that impression too Bishop 80 16 Mon, 2:27am
               Collapse As I recall.. Pandallo 69 3 Mon, 3:05am
                   Collapse It's still clear that Alfred is looking after the children Bishop 248 2 Mon, 3:17am
                       Collapse Indeed. Pandallo 237 1 Mon, 3:45am
                           I guess what I mean is this Bishop 231 0 Mon, 4:14am
               Collapse Well, it's the middle of a battle, as you say. Spriggan 192 11 Mon, 8:45am
                   Collapse It's not so much that he was supposed to do anything useful Bishop 92 10 Mon, 7:27pm
                       Collapse I don't think we are supposed to think of Alfrid as dangerous Spriggan 75 9 Mon, 8:04pm
                           Collapse You don't see kicking a drowning person in the face Bishop 74 8 Mon, 8:10pm
                               Well - two points. Spriggan 67 0 Mon, 8:19pm
                               Collapse thing about Alfrid Ilmatar 66 6 Mon, 8:32pm
                                   I totally agree Bishop 60 0 Mon, 8:44pm
                                   Collapse clarification Ilmatar 52 4 Mon, 9:02pm
                                       Collapse I really don't think trust comes into it..... dormouse 109 3 Mon, 11:28pm
                                           Collapse So when he says to Alfred Bishop 106 2 Tue, 12:29am
                                               Collapse Nt sure how I can put this much more clearly.... dormouse 76 1 Tue, 8:15am
                                                   That's ok, I get what you're saying Bishop 47 0 Tue, 2:54pm
       Men are weak. annthanatos 197 0 Sun, 7:16pm
       Collapse Alfrid and Lobelia - Greenwood Hobbit 159 1 Sun, 10:29pm
         Bwa..HA, HA, Ha, ha..haaaa..?/// Bombadil 87 0 Mon, 1:48am
       Collapse Bard displays the mercy all of Tolkien's heroes possess. Silverlode 106 4 Mon, 2:03am
           Collapse Frodo/Gollum Bard/Alfrid Michelle Johnston 187 3 Mon, 10:06am
               Elevation is probably a bit much I agree Spriggan 165 0 Mon, 10:45am
               Collapse Um... Silverlode 172 1 Mon, 11:00am
                   Thanks for your reply Michelle Johnston 96 0 Tue, 2:15am
       Collapse Trusting the greediest, least principled person with something very valuable... Bumblingidiot 165 2 Mon, 12:01pm
           Collapse *passes Bumblingidiot a cough drop...* // dormouse 148 1 Mon, 12:04pm
               Cheers! Bumblingidiot 145 0 Mon, 1:11pm
       Collapse no he was not mirkwoodwanderer 122 1 Mon, 6:32pm
           Huh CaptainObvious 26 0 Tue, 9:57pm
       Alfrid was terrible in BOTFA Nolane 91 0 Mon, 7:54pm

  Collapse What are 5 things from the trilogy that was jarring for you. Thorins_apprentice 1535 50 Sun, 2:30am Jump to last post in thread (by Michelle Johnston)
       Mostly additions of PJ... Salmacis81 902 0 Sun, 2:41am
       Collapse Hmmm Beorn's Bees 807 1 Sun, 3:17am
           close to my list Annael 426 0 Sun, 4:44pm
       Not in order... grammaboodawg 799 0 Sun, 3:39am
       Collapse In no order Shirriff Anthony 725 2 Sun, 6:35am
           Collapse What about Galadriel? Otaku-sempai 533 1 Sun, 2:13pm
               Certainly not Shirriff Anthony 446 0 Sun, 4:12pm
       Collapse Here are mine DanielLB 663 2 Sun, 9:57am
           Collapse For actual 'jarring' versus other niggles, I agree with 2 points on your list Brethil 538 1 Sun, 1:58pm
               well said swordwhale 306 0 Mon, 5:12am
       Let's do this ... Legolas_Shoehorn 603 0 Sun, 11:06am
       Collapse Taking 'jarring' to mean something that takes me out of the film.... dormouse 627 1 Sun, 11:35am
           That would be it for me Elessar 257 0 Mon, 2:13pm
       Collapse Really only Glorfindela 585 1 Sun, 12:08pm
           Totally agree!!! mangotree 256 0 Mon, 1:54pm
       Collapse so many to narrow down! Eleniel 579 2 Sun, 12:20pm
           I really agree with everyone's list Bishop 427 0 Sun, 4:16pm
           Agreed and It was the nature of the 2 to 3 split. Michelle Johnston 129 0 Tue, 9:57am
       Here's mine Name 481 0 Sun, 3:10pm
       1 = most jarring, 5 = least jarring Gianna 510 0 Sun, 3:17pm
       reply carson_le_great 449 0 Sun, 3:37pm
       Mine Ham_Sammy 431 0 Sun, 4:14pm
       Off the top of my head... Bladerunner 421 0 Sun, 4:44pm
       I don't think I was "jarred" by anything. Spriggan 394 0 Sun, 5:24pm
       Fingernails scraping the blackboard jarring Gwytha 403 0 Sun, 6:35pm
       Collapse Mine annthanatos 372 3 Sun, 7:23pm
           the big and inacceptable lack of... NoelGallagher 364 0 Sun, 7:40pm
           Collapse An interesting thought in passing. Spriggan 384 1 Sun, 10:23pm
               They do indeed // dormouse 349 0 Sun, 11:03pm
       only 5? FernysApple 351 0 Sun, 8:15pm
       Collapse good lists; some further thoughts Felagund 447 4 Sun, 9:03pm
           lol greenbalrog 402 0 Sun, 9:52pm
           "Tauri Loves Kili" Bladerunner 356 0 Mon, 12:37am
           "Jarring" - well... Kilidoescartwheels 338 0 Mon, 3:05am
           Put It to the test remove it and see what happens Michelle Johnston 51 0 Tue, 9:01pm
       Collapse Good question CathrineB 403 1 Sun, 10:14pm
           Well said! mangotree 259 0 Mon, 2:00pm
       Tricky question. Bumblingidiot 279 0 Mon, 12:25pm
       Collapse my 5 Jeffrodo 266 1 Mon, 2:31pm
           agree about older actors! mangotree 207 0 Mon, 6:57pm
       Collapse Easy... Tauriel xxxyyy 262 4 Mon, 2:54pm
           Collapse Agree! Tauriel! mangotree 219 1 Mon, 6:45pm
               dont like her either Me85 159 0 Mon, 11:41pm
         Collapse pretty much... Me85 179 1 Mon, 9:21pm
               I did same thing! mangotree 89 0 Tue, 3:11pm
       Collapse Conceptual Jarring Michelle Johnston 143 4 Tue, 10:30am
           Collapse James Bond in Erebor??? dormouse 137 3 Tue, 10:51am
               Collapse Peter Jackson is a huge Bond fan. Michelle Johnston 121 2 Tue, 12:28pm
                   Collapse Peter Jackson is interested in aeroplanes too.... dormouse 101 1 Tue, 2:48pm
                       Thanks for your robust and well thought out reply Michelle Johnston 62 0 Tue, 6:23pm
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