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It was setup to fail, though

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Jan 30 2013, 1:17pm


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An Unexpected Journey gave the larger series something which it was lacking, but which would have been hard to find a proper place for in the Rings trilogy under most circumstances, regardless of the director: a cozy, more familliar sense of childlike wonder, without a ubiquitous grim undercurrent.

With the LOTR intro, people expect a similar film. The fact that The Hobbit is NOT LOTR turned a lot of reviewers off. It's like if RotK was full of childlike wonder, it would have been a turn off. You don't invoke the tone of LOTR from the beginning and then pull a 180.


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Why, to my mind, An Unexpected Journey greatly adds to rather than detracts from LOTR's fim legacy. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 2:04am
    We are on the same highway again Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jan 30 2013, 2:29am
        Absolutely. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 2:54am
            Always a chance Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jan 30 2013, 3:32am
    what do you hate about the dwarf histroy? lurtz2010 Send a private message to lurtz2010 Jan 30 2013, 5:59am
        Thror getting killed before the main battle is essential to understanding the war and the dwarves. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 6:20am
    Thanks for you post LordMaximus Send a private message to LordMaximus Jan 30 2013, 6:24am
        Agreed. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 6:31am
            Pace and import Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 30 2013, 12:39pm
            You do that for sure Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Jan 30 2013, 8:10pm
    to the op redgiraffe Send a private message to redgiraffe Jan 30 2013, 12:45pm
        *warm smile and blush* AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 7:05pm
    It was setup to fail, though stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 30 2013, 1:17pm
        Are you insinuating Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Jan 30 2013, 3:53pm
            The prologue invoked LOTR stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Jan 30 2013, 8:16pm
        The tone of the prologue for AUJ is mixed, like the movie. And it does not go AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 7:22pm
            I found the tone Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Jan 31 2013, 6:02am
                Almost exactly. Point well made. Indeed, Galadriel tells us definitively that something HAS been lost AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 31 2013, 11:32pm
    The films Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 30 2013, 4:14pm
    Appreciate the thoughtful post Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 30 2013, 5:43pm
        Aww. Thank you, as well. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 30 2013, 7:52pm
    Great post! Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Jan 31 2013, 7:36am
        Thank you! And I absolutely agree with your comment about that fading and loss AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 31 2013, 11:57pm
            Thanks for a heartful posting Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 1 2013, 12:58am
                I am glad you did. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:49am
    Thank you for this lovely post! elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Jan 31 2013, 4:31pm
        ;) AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:49am
    Agreed Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 1 2013, 1:09am
        This is very true. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:53am

 
 
 

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