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"Born of Hope" rocks!



Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 18 2013, 2:19am


Views: 796
"Born of Hope" rocks!

Wow!! What an effort, Kate Madison, the director and producer and yes, actor, just rocks, I just watched this for the second time and yes, was brought to tears at the end.....ALL the actors, crew, etc. are great, I just posted on their website, who thinks to do this and get that many people on board, to do a movie about Aragorn's parents???? This crew should tackle Turin!! Or any number of untold stories....I think I watched snippets of this in the past, but because of TORn's posting I watching the whole thing and was blown away...


Fredeghar Wayfarer
Lorien


Mar 18 2013, 5:29am


Views: 655
Indeed

Yes, it's a really good fan film. Very professional and well done. I love how she and her crew were able to expand upon the info in the Appendices and create a very compelling story. The actors are all pretty good, the pronunciations are spot on, and even the computer-animated troll doesn't look half bad.

The one (very minor) flaw is when an orc uses the name "Sauron." Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't his minions forbidden from calling him that?


Luinnár
Rivendell

Mar 18 2013, 11:57am


Views: 637
Best movie on YouTube!

 


LordotRings93
Rohan


Mar 18 2013, 3:21pm


Views: 623
Hunt For Gollum is the best, IMO

I vaguely recall watching Born of Hope a year or two ago. I might have to rewatch it again. Although I think the best effort at a Tolkien fan film is Hunt For Gollum. It has great acting, makeup, locations, effects.

Lover of Medieval Fantasy
"I know what I must do. It's just... I'm afraid to do it."


Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 19 2013, 1:22am


Views: 607
Will rewatch Hunt

I watched that too awhile back...I emailed the director of Born and she thanked me for my thoughts, her next project is not Tolkien related but I bet it will be good...she has a professional group together and it shows...


Nira
Lorien


Mar 19 2013, 2:05am


Views: 600
Fantastic!

I just watched it a couple days ago and was impressed. I could tell much passion and effort went into making that movie. Smile

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Mar 19 2013, 2:19am


Views: 617
Little heads up

watch this space in April Wink

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 20 2013, 1:33am


Views: 595
Do tell!!

What will happen in April???


Kelvarhin
Half-elven


Mar 20 2013, 2:10am


Views: 595
Just

keep an eye on Main at the beginning of April Wink

*have I mentioned that I'm an evil little kitty EvilAngelic*

Bag ENZ Home of the Hobbit *with thanks to cameragod ;D*


One by one they faded, and fell into shadow...

One book to rule them all
One book to find them
One book to bring them all
And in TORn bind them
In the land of TORnadoes...where the brilliant play



Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 20 2013, 4:07am


Views: 588
Guts bursting!

Holy Squee, what could it be???!!! I will try in vain to dampen my curiosity...until then...next week, when I am on a beach in Florida, my curiosity will still grapple with this...as I eat scallops and fresh fish I will wonder...and will be checking in...


Radagast-Aiwendil
Gondor


Mar 20 2013, 8:50pm


Views: 570
Yes it's a great film

As is The Hunt For Gollum, which is (arguably) better in many ways. Wink

"True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one."


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 20 2013, 11:53pm


Views: 574
I finally got around to watching 'Born of Hope' in its entirety

I have to admit that this had impressive production values for a fan-film. It was also well-acted. The only real problem is the lack of a major pay-off; the story, at the end of the day, is just a preface for future events. I can't help thinking that it could be easily cut down to the bare-bones as a simpler prelude to the story of Aragorn's youth.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Mar 21 2013, 1:13am


Views: 573
bored

was it just me or was this film not just completely boring!

i couldnt finish watching it. had no magic in it.

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 21 2013, 1:45am


Views: 566
Really?


In Reply To
was it just me or was this film not just completely boring!

i couldnt finish watching it. had no magic in it.


"completely boring" ? No magic? Did we watch the same film? I would challenge you to state exactly why you found it boring, and name specific scenes that you found "boring" .....name those scenes....


jimmyfenn
Rohan


Mar 21 2013, 1:51am


Views: 568
easy bruv

i felt like id gone on a school trip to a reenactment of an iron age settlement, too much talking , which wouldnt be a problem but the dialogue felt stilted and the acting wooden.

most of the scenes set in the encampment, which was nearly all of it.

"You Tolkien to me?!" - Hobbit de Niro


Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 21 2013, 2:11am


Views: 553
Lol...they used a camp built for reenactments...

Ok, so you felt the writing and acting was bad...But lots of scenes were in the forest and the make up and costumes and weaponry were cool...I thought the actors were great and the director should make another fan flick...just differing opinions!


Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 21 2013, 2:16am


Views: 565
Don't mean to sound harsh

I just watched my new DVD of the Hobbit and am a bit fired up!


Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 21 2013, 2:41am


Views: 582
The pay off...

I hear you but I felt that the pay off IS the event of Aragorn's birth! That the line of Kings is unbroken!


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 21 2013, 1:54pm


Views: 540
I agree up to a point...


In Reply To
I hear you but I felt that the pay off IS the event of Aragorn's birth! That the line of Kings is unbroken!



That still makes for a fairly slight film.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring


Glaurung63
Lorien

Mar 22 2013, 3:26am


Views: 517
But Aragorn's birth makes for a slight film?

Considering the consequences...lol....just saying...the fact of his birth and the meaning of it is well depicted in the film...


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Mar 22 2013, 7:55pm


Views: 528
Yes, Aragorn's birth would have been a significant event in the history of M-e...

The birth of Aragorn, son of Arathorn, is only the beginning of his story. I would expect a little more from a studio, tent-pole film. As a fan-film, this works fine.

'There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.' - Gandalf the Grey, The Fellowship of the Ring

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Mar 22 2013, 7:57pm)