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The tone of the prologue for AUJ is mixed, like the movie. And it does not go

AinurOlorin
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Jan 30 2013, 7:22pm


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apocalyptic nearly as quickly as Fellowship's prologue does, nor does it remain as grim for as long. The madness of Thror and the coming of Smaug indeed hearkened to the serious tone of rings. . . and Smaug IS a cataclysm. But then the tale turns back to the dwarves and to Thorin, who never forgot and never forgave. It moves from legendary times, to devestating moment, and back to a more personal folktale, and segues very well into the Unexpected Party which follows. There was no 180. At most, a 45 degree angle and turn in favour of more of the fairy-folktale feel.

And yet I entirely agree with you that the Hobbit not being Lord of The Rings did turn a lot of viewers off, though the fault lies at least in part with them, for The Hobbit should NEVER have been a redux of Lord of The Rings, and would have been poorly served indeed if it had been treated thus. Much of the wonder and magic that this film had, at least for me, would have been destroyed if Peter had approached it with the same tone he used for The Two Towers.

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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.


"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."

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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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