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*Spolers* Bunch of Hobbit Clips...

Joe20
Lorien


Dec 4 2012, 6:06am

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*Spolers* Bunch of Hobbit Clips... Can't Post

http://www.youtube.com/...flow=grid&view=0

I only watched the Goblin Town one and it was... Unimpressed


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shadowfaux
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 6:08am

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SPOILER SPOILER SPOILERS! [In reply to] Can't Post

Please edit so unsuspecting folk don't watch!! There's like 6 new minutes of continuous final footage there!


Joe20
Lorien


Dec 4 2012, 6:11am

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Done [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Dec 4 2012, 6:15am

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Looks great!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't watch all of them - but what I did watch looked fantastic! Smile

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


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shadowfaux
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 6:16am

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Wilhelm!!! (Spoiler) [In reply to] Can't Post

 --- By an orc??? Who would have thought?


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Dec 4 2012, 6:16am

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"You must be Mr. Boggins." [In reply to] Can't Post

Laugh


duats
Grey Havens

Dec 4 2012, 6:19am

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Hmm [In reply to] Can't Post

Martin Freeman looks great.

But that Goblin Town sequence... Yeesh.


Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Dec 4 2012, 6:26am

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a little silly [In reply to] Can't Post

Despite its silliness, I enjoyed it. I thought it was fun yet suspenseful at the same time, and I was annoyed when it ended. I wanted more!


duats
Grey Havens

Dec 4 2012, 6:32am

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Eh [In reply to] Can't Post

It's not that I don't enjoy action sequences. I just prefer them to be a bit more... grounded and with a sense of weight.

This looks more like the brontosaurus stampede in King Kong than, say, the battle of Amon Hen in FoTR. I'm not getting a sense of danger of suspense here. It's just one flashy stunt-piece after another.


shadowfaux
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 6:33am

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Comparable ... [In reply to] Can't Post

 perhaps comparable to a legolas stunt - or more like 10 of them strung together. At least they didn't all resort to tossing each other over the chasms!

I can certainly see how a viewer could lack any concern at the thought that one of them might die - FOTR has such a different tone in that sense where 2 members of the fellowship "die", and Frodo nearly dying (judging only on this clip so far and the reviews I read). I expect the tone will darken through the next two films leading up to the bo5a.

I can't wait to see the whole thing!


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Dec 4 2012, 6:36am

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wow , i sneaked one! [In reply to] Can't Post

what in durins day is this!

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Mooseboy018
Grey Havens


Dec 4 2012, 6:44am

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That's true. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hopefully the final fight with the wargs will be more in line with some of the more ground stuff in LotR.


Apexman13
Bree


Dec 4 2012, 6:48am

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The goblin town sequence... My goodness [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm shocked Peter put the wilhelm scream in there. So out of place.

Did the camera really just go into first person gandalf ? Frown

The other clips were great though


Spencissimus
Lorien

Dec 4 2012, 6:49am

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I really liked it! [In reply to] Can't Post

It was a fun scene showing some nifty ingenuity that I think is suitable for the dwarves. A good balance of comedy and exciting action!

But yeah, I can see how it might not be for everyone.


Joe20
Lorien


Dec 4 2012, 6:52am

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I caved and watched the rest... [In reply to] Can't Post

They were much better. Really loved the Nobody Home one.


Istaris'staffs
Rivendell


Dec 4 2012, 6:52am

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All the clips were excellent [In reply to] Can't Post

except that Goblin town sequence. First off, the transition from actual dwarf and wizard to CGI was apparent, but then again I'm looking at it close up in HD. But that was just over blown to me. If you had one of those moments in the sequence, than yeah that'd be cool but they're just plowing through them without any issues. Not that impressed.


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Dec 4 2012, 6:54am

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Me too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like it will be a great sequence! Smile

Watching these clips (not all of them, mind you - I'm saving Riddles in the Dark for the 14th) has taken the sting out of the mixed critical response. By all accounts, it looks like we're in for a great time with An Unexpected Journey. Smile

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
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Brandalf85
The Shire

Dec 4 2012, 6:56am

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Goblin town [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't mind it really. It's not going to make me hate the film. It would have been cool to see the book version where they're running through the dark tunnels as they're being chased in the dark. Ah well. Like everything else, I'll adapt.


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea


Dec 4 2012, 6:56am

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It's a tradition! [In reply to] Can't Post

I love hearing the Wilhelm scream. It's a rite of passage! Tongue

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
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duats
Grey Havens

Dec 4 2012, 7:00am

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That's one of my problems with it [In reply to] Can't Post

The dwarves are just chucking the goblins around as if they were weightless rag-dolls. It looks effortless to a fault.


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Gusev8
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 7:11am

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Good choice, I saw the part of Riddles in the Dark and it will be scary and very cool =) .// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Feste
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Dec 4 2012, 7:40am

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Oh dear... [In reply to] Can't Post

I will reserve damning judgements until I see the complete film, but that Goblin Town sequence looked like it was conceptualized, written, and filmed by a group of giddy boys on a sugar high. Perhaps I'm being too hasty, but that scene was utterly bewildering to me. If I'm going to completely understand this film, it looks as if I will require someone to pause the film every few seconds and explain what just happened through diagrams and slow motion replays. I don't mean that in a good way. It looks like standard Hollywood fare. I'm breaking the vow I made at the start, so I shall stop here.

On a brighter note, Martin Freeman looks brilliant!


waaimasjien
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 7:43am

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Agreed [In reply to] Can't Post

I was going to say the sequence was 'so Moria', but while it does very much refer to it (chanting, a fellowship running through the dark) these guys seem a bit overpowerful. In Moria we saw a desperate fellowship that had a hard time getting past loads of monsters, but the action here is very over the top (especially the goblins on the swinging lines that instead wrap around the falling bridge).
But we'll see how it plays out within the rest of the film. It's less serious after all.


DanielLB
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Dec 4 2012, 7:52am

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Before I click ... and potentially ruin the entire film for myself [In reply to] Can't Post

How many clips are there (and what kind of length)?

Thanks. Smile

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Nine Finger Frodo
The Shire


Dec 4 2012, 7:58am

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6 clips.. [In reply to] Can't Post

Ranging from 40 seconds to a minute.

I loved the Goblin Town sequence, it's full of action and swooping shots that will be great in 3D. I don't know why people immediately start comparing this to the Moria sequence of LOTR, didn't we all agree we shouldn't be doing that in the first place?

I also watched the Riddles in the Dark clip and I think the CGI of Gollum is simply marvelous, so much better and smoother than 10 years go. Also pay attention to Bilbo's clumsy way of handling Sting, it really feels he has never seen battle before and doesn't know what he is doing!

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Joe20
Lorien


Dec 4 2012, 7:59am

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6 clips, each about 40 seconds to 1:15 seconds long. [In reply to] Can't Post

The link just goes to a youtube page.


DanielLB
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Dec 4 2012, 8:06am

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Thank you (and Joe20) [In reply to] Can't Post

I might pass. With 9 days to go, I must resist.

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Mooseboy018
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Dec 4 2012, 8:06am

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*fingers crossed* [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a feeling this may be the 'fun' action scene for the last act of the movie, and the following action scene with the wargs will be more tense (still with a lot of gags and visual flare of course).


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waaimasjien
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 8:16am

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I don't know why people immediately start comparing this to the Moria sequence of LOTR, didn't we all agree we shouldn't be doing that in the first place?

I never agreed on that Wink
It's simply the first thing that pops into mind. Gandalf shouting orders, a group of people running over bridges, similar music, it's impossible to not see the connection.

I get that the Hobbit is a film on it's own, but acting like LotR has nothing to do with it, or Peter Jackson didn't make that trilogy first, seems nonsense to me.


redgiraffe
Rohan

Dec 4 2012, 9:01am

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Martin Freeman looks great.

But that Goblin Town sequence... Yeesh.


Just my opinion:

The little bits of action I've seen have been the parts that I've like the least. And that seems to be the bit that all the negative reviews are praising.

The warg attack still looks weird even in HD. I'm not going to be happy if this is a result of the new methods of filming.

The Goblin town sequence just seems to be a bunch of over the top action.

Honestly, I was reminded of a particular scene from King Kong that I really didn't like when I saw these two parts. The scene I'm talking about is the brontosaurus stampede. It seemed like a bunch of over the top CGI green-screen action and by the end of it every character was seemingly unscathed.

I really hope these are the only moments of action that are like this. The warg scene wouldn't be bad if it didn't look weird. But that Goblin Town scene just did not put a good taste in my mouth.

Sorry to be so negative guys. I really LOVED everything else that I saw though!

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redgiraffe
Rohan

Dec 4 2012, 9:03am

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This looks more like the brontosaurus stampede in King Kong than, say, the battle of Amon Hen in FoTR. I'm not getting a sense of danger of suspense here. It's just one flashy stunt-piece after another.


I didn't even see this post until just now. Glad I'm not the only one who felt this way! Well, honestly, I'm a bit upset that any of use felt this way.

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Earl
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Dec 4 2012, 10:10am

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Oh geez! Me too... [In reply to] Can't Post

... it's taking all my will to refrain from clicking those links and ruining my experience. Gah!

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jtarkey
Rohan


Dec 4 2012, 10:54am

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I think I might be the only one... [In reply to] Can't Post

Who loved every single one of those clips. It's great if you ask me. I even like the OTT action sequence of goblin town. I think it helps that I decided a long time ago was that it would not be LOTR. It feels like the absolutely right atmosphere of the movie.

Especially liked the clip of Fili and Kili arriving. Freeman is top notch as Bilbo and I'm very much liking the characterization of some of the dwarves.

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BlackCountry
Rivendell


Dec 4 2012, 11:05am

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I like what I see of Goblin Town too.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Seeing Dwalin acting like a badass and the ropes twirling around etc - it definitely gave me a chuckle not to mention the ladder trick lol! ;)

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BornOutOfTheWest
Rivendell


Dec 4 2012, 11:23am

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Just what is was expecting! [In reply to] Can't Post

Personally, i feel that the goblin town scene is exactly how 'The Hobbit' action scenes should be (at least for AUJ). Since this is only the first film, we should be expecting the OTT action pieces as this isn't LOTR. The only criticism from me,"first person Gandalf does not belong in the hobbit" :P


Macfeast
Rohan


Dec 4 2012, 12:05pm

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The Goblin-town segment. [In reply to] Can't Post

Not a fan of certain parts of it, sad to say, the misplaced Wilhelm-scream, Kíli deflecting arrows with his sword (really?), and other such overexaggerated, over-the-top moments alike. Sure, the Hobbit has a much more light-hearted tone to it (a tone which I am very much looking forward to experiencing), but I don't think that necessitates going to such extremes with the battles; It just takes away from the supposed danger of the situation, and makes it hard to take it serious, imo.
Also, I never really got a sense of what was actually going on with the characters; One second, they were all running together, the next, they were somehow separated, yet it was never clear exactly how that happened.

That's as far as my criticism goes though, and I really can't stress just how much I enjoyed the rest of the clips (well, apart from the Riddles in the Dark, which I decided not to watch; I'm mustering all my willpower to save that one for the cinema); Heck, even the Goblin-town segment, with it's faults, filled me with delight, seeing Gandalf for real again, seeing the dwarves in action, and hearing Shore's tunes.
My favorite is the arrival of the dwarves at Bag End, so far it feels like they got the Unexpected Party exactly right. I also squealed with glee when I recognised Thorin's last line in the warg-segment; "What in Durin's name is going on?".


Gusev8
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 12:07pm

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I loved them too, Very much precious .// [In reply to] Can't Post

 


painjoiker
Grey Havens


Dec 4 2012, 12:29pm

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I watched the Golbintown scene, [In reply to] Can't Post

AND IT WAS AMAZING!
Just how I imagine dwarves to fight! Tongue
This will be an amazing movie, for sure!

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utku
Rivendell


Dec 4 2012, 1:15pm

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I LOVED Goblin Town! [In reply to] Can't Post

It is superb, I don't know what's wrong with it. It's not any more cheesier than Legolas with Oliphant, which is now considered as classic, even though we all cringe watching it. Smile

And yes, I think it's incredible that dwarves fight like that. I mean they build magnificent establishments under the mountains, so it's only fitting that they are good engineers during the fight. Laugh


Dlanor da Great
Rivendell


Dec 4 2012, 1:20pm

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Yeesh?.... Goblin Town sequence. That was my favorite clip :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

 


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 1:48pm

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The clip with the wargs is wonderful. The Wargs look SOOO much more appropriate. [In reply to] Can't Post

Very much like giant evil wolves bordering very closely on looking like werewolves. I like that scene ALOT! That is the kind of expansion I don't mind. It makes sense, and it doesn't contradict the text, even if it isn't an event that happens in the text. It doesn't go back and re-edit anything, and it fits in with the back knowledge that Sauron would have tried to hinder an attempt on Erebor, and it also mirrors very closely what DID happen to Thrain. Too bad Thrain didn't have any Wizards looking after him until it was too late. Unsure

"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

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Joe20
Lorien


Dec 4 2012, 1:58pm

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Speaking of Thrain [In reply to] Can't Post

Do we know if the Gandalf vs Thrain scene from trailer 1 has made it into AUJ?


Macfeast
Rohan


Dec 4 2012, 1:59pm

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Huh. [In reply to] Can't Post

I have always been a little vary about the idea of wargs tracking the company right from the start, but now that you bring up how well it mirrors Thráin's journey, something which I had not previously considered, I suddenly feel excited about it. Kudos! Smile

Agree on the design of the wargs, they look great.


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The Preciousss
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 2:04pm

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Not a fan of certain parts of it, sad to say, the misplaced Wilhelm-scream, Kíli deflecting arrows with his sword (really?), and other such overexaggerated, over-the-top moments alike. Sure, the Hobbit has a much more light-hearted tone to it (a tone which I am very much looking forward to experiencing), but I don't think that necessitates going to such extremes with the battles; It just takes away from the supposed danger of the situation, and makes it hard to take it serious, imo.
Also, I never really got a sense of what was actually going on with the characters; One second, they were all running together, the next, they were somehow separated, yet it was never clear exactly how that happened.

That's as far as my criticism goes though, and I really can't stress just how much I enjoyed the rest of the clips (well, apart from the Riddles in the Dark, which I decided not to watch; I'm mustering all my willpower to save that one for the cinema); Heck, even the Goblin-town segment, with it's faults, filled me with delight, seeing Gandalf for real again, seeing the dwarves in action, and hearing Shore's tunes.
My favorite is the arrival of the dwarves at Bag End, so far it feels like they got the Unexpected Party exactly right. I also squealed with glee when I recognised Thorin's last line in the warg-segment; "What in Durin's name is going on?".

I liked the sequence as this is not LOTR but fits the tone of the Hobbit. Remember the same sequence from the animated Hobbit;)

What was a bit jarring though was the Wilhelm scream of the falling Goblin that instantly reminded me of the ROTJ Sarlacc pit sequence where one of Jabbas goons falls into the pit screaming which is followed by Luke dodging laser bolts, and here we have Kili dodging arrows...

Here is the complete Sarlacc sequence for reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AELImg_jnBA


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 2:05pm

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I don't think so. Radagast is here, and I am thinking this is an earlier attack. [In reply to] Can't Post

before Rivendell. This may be leading to the entrance of Elrond and his riders (if anyone of them is blonde and doesn't die, its Glorfindel lol. . . unless the same character buys it in the next films, in which case, it obvioiusly wasn't him. lolol)

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I have a feeling this may be the 'fun' action scene for the last act of the movie, and the following action scene with the wargs will be more tense (still with a lot of gags and visual flare of course).


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 2:09pm

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It was The Balrog's sorcery in Moria. [In reply to] Can't Post

making those damned orcs stronger and more sturdy than they should have beenWink. Here the dwarves have a Wizard, and there are just a bunch of goblin/orcs with no Maia Demon to bolster them. lol

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I was going to say the sequence was 'so Moria', but while it does very much refer to it (chanting, a fellowship running through the dark) these guys seem a bit overpowerful. In Moria we saw a desperate fellowship that had a hard time getting past loads of monsters, but the action here is very over the top (especially the goblins on the swinging lines that instead wrap around the falling bridge).
But we'll see how it plays out within the rest of the film. It's less serious after all.


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 2:15pm

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I was with you at first, but when I considered it (P.S. Thanks for the shares Joe, and I don't know if the Thrain scene is in) [In reply to] Can't Post

it is such a perfect mirror of what happened to Thrain, driven by evil birds (and shall we assume bats) and wargs, and other evil beasts, haunted and hunted,, driven ever towards Mirkwood. Sauron had ways of finding things out, and it is not implausible that he would have treated Thorin to a similar fate, had not there been a Wizard watching over him. . . and a hobbit with a certain Ring. . . and, in this version, Wood Elves at the end of the spider run.

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I have always been a little vary about the idea of wargs tracking the company right from the start, but now that you bring up how well it mirrors Thráin's journey, something which I had not previously considered, I suddenly feel excited about it. Kudos! Smile

Agree on the design of the wargs, they look great.


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


waaimasjien
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 3:37pm

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Since the film is bookended by Bilbo telling the story... [In reply to] Can't Post

...maybe Bilbo is just exaggerating what happened? Good explanation if I may say so myself Wink


Tim
Tol Eressea


Dec 4 2012, 4:07pm

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I couldn't disagree more with the folks who don't like the Goblin Town sequence [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, that was grand fun, Wilhelm scream and all, and the music was fantastic.

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DanielLB
Immortal


Dec 4 2012, 4:11pm

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I've never been a fan of this idea [In reply to] Can't Post

The framing device shouldn't be used to exaggerate anything.

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waaimasjien
Bree

Dec 4 2012, 4:19pm

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Overall or just in The Hobbit? [In reply to] Can't Post

Since it works great in films like Atonement or the sometimes unreliable narrators in A Song of Ice and Fire.

But I meant it as a joke. If you think the action is over the top it's a nice way to explain it all away right?

That said, I think I'm going to hate the framing device as a whole, since it's only there to have Ian Holm and Elijah Wood in it. The bookend scenes are probably completely irrelevant. But, as always, we'll see.


dave_lf
Gondor

Dec 4 2012, 4:22pm

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Maybe it's *shouldn't* be [In reply to] Can't Post

but that's what I'm going to tell myself in my head from now on whenever I see something I don't like. Oh Bilbo! There you go again.


DanielLB
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Dec 4 2012, 5:09pm

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Just The Hobbit [In reply to] Can't Post

It works better in other films, I agree. But I don't think it should be used as an excuse in this instance. It would just get silly - Bilbo made the Stone Giants up - and things like that.

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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 6:31pm

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"So Moria" [In reply to] Can't Post

That was my problem with it. Moria with rickety wooden trestles instead of disintegrating stone ones, *yawn*. And yes, the rate of goblins falling off trestles is totally lame and fake-looking.






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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 6:36pm

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My geeky favorite... (Spoiler!) [In reply to] Can't Post

...was the one with Elrond identifying Orcrist and Glamdring. Although it was somewhat ruined by Balin's rectangular-patch eyebrows.

Freeman is perfect beyond all expectations.






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Valandil ed Imladris
Lorien


Dec 4 2012, 7:39pm

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you're right [In reply to] Can't Post

the goblin town sequence looks childish. Hate the clip! It was supposed to be kind of a scary sequence! :'(


AinurOlorin
Half-elven


Dec 4 2012, 10:55pm

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Looks like Warner Brothers strikes again. [In reply to] Can't Post

there is no longer any trace of the clips, and the link I had to one is now disabled as private.

In Reply To
http://www.youtube.com/...flow=grid&view=0

I only watched the Goblin Town one and it was... Unimpressed


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."


tolktolk
Lorien

Dec 4 2012, 11:56pm

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Don't tell WB ... [In reply to] Can't Post

But the clips are still available here:

http://www.traileraddict.com/...bbit/feature-trailer


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Dec 5 2012, 2:14am

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and here [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k19pqrm70Eo


marillaraina
Rohan

Dec 5 2012, 2:57am

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Yeah [In reply to] Can't Post

I thought Goblin Town was a pretty cool sequence, what we saw of it.

I don't see what's so outlandish about Kili deflecting the arrows. He's very well trained fighter and an archer himself, if a beaten all to hell Aragorn can deflect and Uruk-hai thrown knife with his sword and I don't think it's that unlikely Kili could deflect a couple of arrows.

And dwarves are like you said very good engineers, so it's not all that out there that they'd be able to think of using a sturdy latter across a small chasm to get across it.

I don't recall hearing dwarves were supposed to be stupid or anything like that, so I'm not sure what the issue is.

I didn't watch Bilbo and Gollum but I watched all the others and really liked them. Fili and Kili arriving at "Mr Boggins" house were really kind of adorable. The Warg scene seems like the start of a bit of ominousness with them being "followed". I loved the Elrond talking about the swords scene and poor Bilbo and his "letter opener". :)


(This post was edited by marillaraina on Dec 5 2012, 3:04am)


totoro
Lorien

Dec 5 2012, 4:34am

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I didn't think I would ever say this, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I guess I'm done looking at spoilers. Time to wait patiently.


Hanzkaz
Rohan

Dec 5 2012, 8:51pm

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I liked the clips - [In reply to] Can't Post

- even the one with the gang of Dwarves barging through Goblin-Town wreaking havoc along the way. I imagine Dwarves are used to fighting in that kind of environment.



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