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Movie Discussion: The Hobbit
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  Collapse Sticky: Help us Thank the entire cast & crew of 'All Six Middle-earth Films' News from Bree 225 3 Tue, 4:27am Jump to last post in thread (by Silverlode)

  Collapse PJ's Cameo... patrickk 313 2 Fri, 11:33pm Jump to last post in thread (by tarasaurus)
       so not khamul then? erdildeniz 171 0 Fri, 11:51pm
       I still haven't caught it! tarasaurus 10 0 11 mins ago

  Collapse At last BOFA has reached us here in Australia.. patrickk 257 6 Fri, 11:02pm Jump to last post in thread (by patrickk)
       Collapse Glad it finally arrived for you. Eruonen 131 1 Fri, 11:08pm
           Personally Glorfindela 117 0 Fri, 11:28pm
       Collapse Pity that Glorfindel's place was taken by Arwen Elanor of Rohan 91 1 Fri, 11:51pm
           It just for me... patrickk 54 0 12:32am
       Glad you got to see it Ham_Sammy 64 0 12:16am
       Here's a nice article from The Australian Kim 71 0 12:22am

  Collapse Rating the LotR and Hobbit films out of 10. Bofur01 418 23 Fri, 9:52pm Jump to last post in thread (by Elizabeth)
       Here are my ratings... ecthelionsbeard 273 0 Fri, 9:54pm
       My rankings DigificWriter 260 0 Fri, 9:57pm
       my rankings FrogmortonJustice65 245 0 Fri, 10:03pm
       6 haarp 209 0 Fri, 10:24pm
       Collapse mine Crunchable Birdses 195 2 Fri, 10:33pm
           Collapse There was no "studio-demanded 3-film split" DigificWriter 127 1 Fri, 11:29pm
               It was a bad idea regardless of who thought of it... Elizabeth 4 0 9 mins ago
       I have have given them in order... patrickk 161 0 Fri, 11:06pm
       Rankings Ham_Sammy 151 0 Fri, 11:11pm
       Mine... Joe20 135 0 Fri, 11:15pm
       Here goes BlackFox 137 0 Fri, 11:17pm
       mine MedwedtoBeorn 115 0 Fri, 11:34pm
       Mine: Glorfindela 119 0 Fri, 11:35pm
       Rating, perhaps a little arbitrary, but fun! Foromir 92 0 12:23am
       DoS rating low CuriousG 101 0 12:24am
       Hmmm, in the category of fantasy films Spriggan 81 0 12:29am
       Mine m.summers343 75 0 1:00am
       Collapse all EE of course (except BOTFA I'm predicting) Nira 39 1 2:11am
           On that basis: Elizabeth 5 0 11 mins ago
       Ok I'll bite demnation 34 0 2:11am
       Mah ratings MechaGodzilla 25 0 50 mins ago
     MINE!!! MJM 13 0 28 mins ago
       My ranking... Eurolock 11 0 21 mins ago

  Collapse The theatrical version is not clear on how the masses of orcs Eruonen 477 10 Fri, 9:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by MasterOrc)
       I am assuming the loss of their leadership signaling station Eruonen 240 0 Fri, 9:28pm
       Collapse The way the battle was portrayed is one of the problems I have with the end of BOTFA. Holly Hobbit 245 1 Fri, 9:43pm
           "Ravenhill had been inspired by Frozen." Funny! Eruonen 189 0 Fri, 9:46pm
       I agree Ham_Sammy 165 0 Fri, 10:05pm
       I actually thought the ambiguity worked out very well. Spriggan 164 0 Fri, 10:10pm
       Collapse And the Fellowship was vastly outnumbered... Darkstone 157 4 Fri, 10:22pm
           Collapse amon Hen Ham_Sammy 135 1 Fri, 10:36pm
               Yep Darkstone 110 0 Fri, 10:52pm
           Collapse Aragorn arrived with more than that... Eruonen 114 1 Fri, 10:52pm
               Maybe there will be a... MasterOrc 18 0 49 mins ago

  Collapse Another versus thread maybe? Boromir2k 228 5 Fri, 7:36pm Jump to last post in thread (by CuriousG)
       Collapse Working as intended. Darkstone 140 3 Fri, 7:57pm
           Collapse I find the different aesthetics to be at conflict Bishop 94 1 Fri, 9:36pm
               For example.... Darkstone 57 0 Fri, 10:49pm
           wise words from a wise man. mirkwoodwanderer 26 0 12:01am
       Battle scenes CuriousG 23 0 12:31am

  Collapse Happy Christmas! (box office related) Estel78 545 8 Fri, 3:52pm Jump to last post in thread (by Avandel)
       That's great! Ham_Sammy 250 0 Fri, 3:55pm
       Collapse who are you and what have you done with Estel? Voronwė_the_Faithful 262 2 Fri, 4:09pm
           Collapse I just post how i see it, no sugarcoating. ;) Estel78 173 1 Fri, 5:26pm
               Sugarcoating is entirely different NecromancerRising 163 0 Fri, 5:35pm
       Very nice numbers indeed! NecromancerRising 231 0 Fri, 4:12pm
       In NL mirkwoodwanderer 238 0 Fri, 4:12pm
       I will be doing my best Tintallė 214 0 Fri, 4:39pm
       Deadline Hollywood blurb Avandel 52 0 Fri, 11:51pm

  Collapse Do you really think that it was Galadriel vs Sauron.. erdildeniz 514 6 Fri, 3:33pm Jump to last post in thread (by KingTurgon)
       I interpreted it in exactly the same way. Spriggan 270 0 Fri, 3:48pm
       I completely missed that Tintallė 216 0 Fri, 4:42pm
       . Nerven 142 0 Fri, 6:45pm
       Hopefully in the EE Mad Hatter of Middle-Earth 143 0 Fri, 7:16pm
       I will have to look for it Ham_Sammy 109 0 Fri, 8:00pm
       I agree KingTurgon 45 0 Fri, 11:55pm

  Collapse Musings on The Hobbit vs. LOTR Roheryn 631 16 Fri, 1:23pm Jump to last post in thread (by demnation)
       Possibly… Glorfindela 315 0 Fri, 1:55pm
     Collapse Thanks for this, Roheryn Lurker in the Mirk 294 1 Fri, 2:05pm
           Nice thoughts too, Lurker. Roheryn 43 0 12:22am
       I do have quite a bit of gripes with these movies LoremIpsum 274 0 Fri, 2:52pm
       For me, it's all about the characters Elarie 254 0 Fri, 2:59pm
       Collapse I had the opposite reaction Eledhwen 252 1 Fri, 3:35pm
           And therein Roheryn 38 0 12:31am
       Collapse Saw it 10 times mirkwoodwanderer 238 1 Fri, 4:16pm
           The actors in the Hobbit trilogy are better caliber than in LOTR ltnjmy 172 0 Fri, 6:26pm
       Collapse You have captured EXACTLY the sentiments Tintallė 222 2 Fri, 4:31pm
           that makes me cry too. Thank you mirkwoodwanderer 161 0 Fri, 5:59pm
           I've been channeling you! Roheryn 38 0 12:43am
       Same here ghost_matt 194 0 Fri, 4:32pm
       Great post Ro Ruxendil_Thoorg 182 0 Fri, 5:07pm
       My love for Dwarves grew slowly Elanor of Rohan 90 0 Fri, 9:42pm
       I feel the opposite, but it's cool that you feel like you do! demnation 12 0 39 mins ago

Collapse Thranduil Appreciation Thread Part XXX VValar 382 24 Fri, 9:47am Jump to last post in thread (by Ilmatar)
     Collapse *peeks from behind laptop screen* *checks left* *checks right* VValar 212 2 Fri, 9:56am
         Yay, number THIRTY! On_the_partyelk 155 0 Fri, 12:49pm
         *LoL* TAXXX! Definitely worth breaking out the party hats Lurker in the Mirk 147 0 Fri, 1:12pm
     Collapse The gorgeous latest official Thranduil pic VValar 221 1 Fri, 10:02am
           the source of the new pictures stn5 187 0 Fri, 10:32am
     Collapse If you want a bit of Christmas Carols fun VValar 200 1 Fri, 10:10am
           Thanks for the signal boost, VValar. And thralls... Lurker in the Mirk 144 0 Fri, 1:15pm
     Collapse Reply to Lurker's last batch of season's Pretty from last thread VValar 188 1 Fri, 10:17am
         Been a while since we got some FLAST eh? Lurker in the Mirk 145 0 Fri, 1:14pm
     Collapse Thranduil doesn't want to listen to his son -gif. It's Xmas! VValar 202 1 Fri, 10:27am
           Just SNERT! Lurker in the Mirk 146 0 Fri, 1:16pm
     Collapse The BIG Three O! Lurker in the Mirk 155 4 Fri, 1:07pm
           Collapse Another Pretty - armour!fan art Lurker in the Mirk 151 1 Fri, 1:19pm
               Very nice mariel 90 0 Fri, 5:14pm
           Where did 29 go? mariel 92 0 Fri, 5:11pm
           :) Ilmatar 61 0 Fri, 7:49pm
       Wow! Adrianna 138 0 Fri, 2:32pm
     Way to go VValar! Eruvandi 129 0 Fri, 3:00pm
       Collapse Hobbit Talk: Is Thranduil a good father? stn5 125 3 Fri, 4:22pm
           Collapse I vote "good father" in that he's a work in progress Ruxendil_Thoorg 95 1 Fri, 5:30pm
               Exactly! Adrianna 87 0 Fri, 5:57pm
           interesting topic for sure On_the_partyelk 80 0 Fri, 7:05pm
       *brings red velvet cake to Mirkwood court, curtsies before Thranduil, serves cake to Elvenking and his followers* Holly Hobbit 118 0 Fri, 4:26pm
     Picking myself off the floor! Nice side by side pic! Adrianna 96 0 Fri, 5:45pm

  Collapse Is BOTFA and the Hobbit trilogy really as good as we want it to be? Hobbithole 843 25 Fri, 9:08am Jump to last post in thread (by fmaximus)
       Collapse Well, there's a faithful adaptation and then there's an entertaining film... Aragorn the Elfstone 488 1 Fri, 9:20am
           Totally agree! Hobbithole 386 0 Fri, 9:30am
       A 'faithful' adaptation would've been boring... elvish.mafia 419 0 Fri, 9:36am
       yes. it is mirkwoodwanderer 360 0 Fri, 10:20am
       Collapse They nailed the arkestone plot and Thorin and Bilbo's relationship LoremIpsum 396 5 Fri, 10:28am
           Collapse For me Glorfindela 345 1 Fri, 11:40am
               Totally this! Lurker in the Mirk 252 0 Fri, 1:25pm
           Collapse Agree with Lorem Ipsum and Hammy Sammy, among others Avandel 187 2 Fri, 4:08pm
               Collapse Missing characters Ham_Sammy 178 1 Fri, 4:15pm
                 Thank you for your reply Avandel 136 0 Fri, 5:15pm
       Hm.. Anubis 339 0 Fri, 10:37am
       They are, of course, not quite as good as if I had made them myself..... Miss-Merriweather 345 0 Fri, 10:53am
       I would say it was a tendency to polarisation, in both directions. Spriggan 336 0 Fri, 11:11am
       "As good as"? Roheryn 256 0 Fri, 1:46pm
       Not as much as there is a Lindele 238 0 Fri, 2:03pm
       Of course not. tsmith675 221 0 Fri, 3:00pm
       I can only say for myself Ham_Sammy 214 0 Fri, 3:29pm
       Of course not! Darkstone 207 0 Fri, 3:37pm
       Collapse My personal opinion and experience. NecromancerRising 195 2 Fri, 4:46pm
           Collapse Beautifully said! Avandel 143 1 Fri, 5:26pm
               This! Exactly. NecromancerRising 128 0 Fri, 5:43pm
       Collapse Is BOTFA and the Hobbit trilogy really as good as we want it to be? Old Toby 118 2 Fri, 6:43pm
           Loved it! Ann Kalagon 35 0 12:07am
           In my opinion Ham_Sammy 33 0 12:19am
       I believe Peter Jackson took greater care fmaximus 13 0 1:34am

  Collapse Galadriel's Power Drain? Girdle of Melian 625 30 Fri, 8:16am Jump to last post in thread (by Elizabeth)
       by fan boys do you mean those that wanted these characters to be more rather than less based on Tolkien ElendilTheShort 348 0 Fri, 8:27am
       Collapse Pretty much bad writing based on a misinterpreted quote... Eleniel 370 19 Fri, 8:28am
           Collapse first time ive heard of this quote ElendilTheShort 318 18 Fri, 9:28am
               Collapse Galadriel spoke that line in the FOTR movie Tintallė 173 12 Fri, 4:55pm
                   Collapse A couple of points Spriggan 158 11 Fri, 5:26pm
                       Collapse ??? Tintallė 144 10 Fri, 6:05pm
                           Collapse Nenya doesn't obviously have power as a direct offensive weapon. Spriggan 131 9 Fri, 6:40pm
                               Collapse the elven rings were not weapons at all ElendilTheShort 126 6 Fri, 6:47pm
                                   Preservation, healing, building, inspiration and defense Spriggan 112 0 Fri, 7:05pm
                                   Collapse We don't know specifically the powers of Nenya, but Galadriel did Eruonen 70 4 Fri, 10:27pm
                                       Collapse That's an interesting one... Eleniel 55 2 Fri, 10:56pm
                                           Collapse I don't think Galadriel needed to Nenya to destroy Dol Guldur Girdle of Melian 36 1 Fri, 11:37pm
                                               They fade, not wink out in a snap. Eruonen 8 0 31 mins ago
                                       She threw down the walls of Dol Guldur... Elizabeth 19 0 1:54am
                               Collapse She says it after Frodo has looked in Galadriel's mirror Tintallė 20 1 1:14am
                                   Sorry I thought you were talking about Spriggan 19 0 1:18am
               Collapse It's around the 9 minute mark if you want to check it out... Eleniel 95 4 Fri, 9:33pm
                   Collapse terrible ElendilTheShort 90 3 Fri, 9:56pm
                       Collapse Well that's not clear at all. Spriggan 78 2 Fri, 10:14pm
                           Collapse fair call by you in that respect ElendilTheShort 64 1 Fri, 10:30pm
                               Absolutely. Spriggan 57 0 Fri, 10:42pm
       I don't think it was bad writing at all... ecthelionsbeard 308 0 Fri, 9:15am
       I think Sauron started consuming her since she entered Dol Guldur. irasel 300 0 Fri, 9:51am
       Collapse I think this sort if engineer's mindset is unlikely to be any sort of clue. Spriggan 274 4 Fri, 10:53am
           Collapse i think only those whose primary interest or backround is gaming would look for absolutes in any type of heirachy ElendilTheShort 253 3 Fri, 11:28am
               Collapse Interpretation is just that. Spriggan 245 2 Fri, 11:39am
                   Collapse using aragorns example ElendilTheShort 245 1 Fri, 11:51am
                       Absolutely. Spriggan 233 0 Fri, 12:05pm
       . Nerven 201 0 Fri, 1:52pm
       I resented it. Elizabeth 3 0 18 mins ago

  Collapse Thorin and Azogs final effort boldog 609 12 Fri, 7:57am Jump to last post in thread (by tarasaurus)
       Collapse I definitely agree Angharad73 300 1 Fri, 9:18am
           Denial ain't just a river in egypt LoremIpsum 250 0 Fri, 11:59am
       Best and most intense duel in the cinematic NecromancerRising 305 0 Fri, 9:28am
       I didn't like it Glorfindela 265 0 Fri, 11:42am
       Thorin is just fantastic mirkwoodwanderer 170 0 Fri, 4:17pm
       Collapse I enjoyed the sequence Ham_Sammy 157 1 Fri, 4:50pm
           Competely agree with your post Avandel 32 0 12:00am
       I thought it was splendid. Tintallė 149 0 Fri, 5:05pm
       Gripping Ruxendil_Thoorg 135 0 Fri, 5:45pm
       Collapse Stupid Danielos 101 1 Fri, 9:12pm
           Brutally intense... ecthelionsbeard 77 0 Fri, 9:40pm
       Agreed! tarasaurus 4 0 13 mins ago

  Collapse Symbolism in BOFA and the Hobbit trilogy Saneliur 436 3 Fri, 6:46am Jump to last post in thread (by Scorchster)
       Metaphorical Symbols DwellerInDale 236 0 Fri, 7:33am
       Arrgh! I would like to have words with PJ Earl 240 0 Fri, 7:50am
       Here's another! Scorchster 100 0 Fri, 4:46pm

  Collapse I am still not sure exactly how Bard cobbled together a bow strong enough Eruonen 678 46 Fri, 5:46am Jump to last post in thread (by Eruonen)
       Collapse Unfortunately it was an utter nonsense moment ElendilTheShort 372 4 Fri, 8:18am
           Collapse It is a children's book... nicely made into a movie. mirkwoodwanderer 300 1 Fri, 10:23am
               i wouldnt want my children seeing this movie due to the level of violence ElendilTheShort 283 0 Fri, 10:50am
           Collapse Smaug's pride joec_34 22 1 1:09am
               Agree, he had no fear of Bard, a puny man with an ineffective weapon. Eruonen 17 0 1:49am
       Collapse I am certain this was a problematic non credible action sequence the 13th warrior 326 1 Fri, 8:49am
           maybe not indy jones ridiculous ElendilTheShort 289 0 Fri, 9:33am
       Collapse you have to stop watching the movie as an adult mirkwoodwanderer 285 1 Fri, 10:24am
           The book was just fine..adults and children....black arrow into his heart. Eruonen 107 0 Fri, 6:41pm
       Collapse Here is a picture of a man using a makeshift bow to shoot a talking dragon Spriggan 315 25 Fri, 11:00am
           Collapse did you not realise ElendilTheShort 290 24 Fri, 11:42am
               Collapse Tolkien also worked hard Roheryn 268 1 Fri, 12:04pm
                   thankS ElendilTheShort 152 0 Fri, 5:56pm
               Only probability rather than reality Spriggan 245 0 Fri, 12:19pm
               Collapse Sure but... Arvida 219 20 Fri, 12:54pm
                   Collapse Or, without leaving the scene in question, genetic language learning. Spriggan 218 19 Fri, 1:11pm
                       Collapse that is a good example of a fantastical element ElendilTheShort 129 18 Fri, 6:11pm
                           Collapse How is it fantastical? Spriggan 120 17 Fri, 6:29pm
                               Collapse men understanding the language of birds is fantastical, i don't now how else to put it. ElendilTheShort 110 16 Fri, 6:42pm
                                   Collapse Ha - so it is a free probability pass. Spriggan 170 2 Fri, 7:00pm
                                       Collapse not at all ElendilTheShort 155 1 Fri, 7:14pm
                                           So which is it for Bard then? Spriggan 151 0 Fri, 7:19pm
                                   Collapse It showcases his narcissism and invincibility Cirashala 144 12 Fri, 7:38pm
                                       Collapse yet he would have known the threat was possible ElendilTheShort 132 11 Fri, 7:56pm
                                           But Girion's black arrows only knocked one scale off him Cirashala 118 0 Fri, 8:14pm
                                           Collapse LOTR has the same problem. Darkstone 118 1 Fri, 8:32pm
                                               that is a rather large hole in the story ElendilTheShort 87 0 Fri, 9:39pm
                                           Collapse There is a difference Eruonen 110 7 Fri, 8:56pm
                                               Collapse swords are ElendilTheShort 80 6 Fri, 9:42pm
                                                   Collapse Orcrist however is designed with more meat at the end. Eruonen 68 5 Fri, 9:54pm
                                                       Collapse the closest actual example to Orcrist would be a falchion ElendilTheShort 62 4 Fri, 10:00pm
                                                           Collapse Evidently you can throw a sword Eruonen 55 3 Fri, 10:03pm
                                                               Collapse take his summary with a big bag of salt ElendilTheShort 45 1 Fri, 10:23pm
                                                                   Some video attempts... Eruonen 35 0 Fri, 11:01pm
                                                               Yep!! My thoughts exactly! ecthelionsbeard 44 0 Fri, 10:24pm
       Well, as PJ said in one of the DOS appendices... Elarie 243 0 Fri, 1:37pm
       Collapse Suspension of disbelief. tsmith675 196 9 Fri, 2:57pm
           Collapse If you can't suspend disbelief who is at fault? Moahunter 135 7 Fri, 6:13pm
               Collapse if you are forced to suspend belief ElendilTheShort 126 3 Fri, 6:29pm
                   Collapse Bard's improvised bow... DigificWriter 109 2 Fri, 6:41pm
                       Collapse The question concerns how he made it, it is hard to tell from the film Eruonen 105 1 Fri, 6:46pm
                           Overconfidence.... DigificWriter 168 0 Fri, 6:50pm
               Collapse Of course there is a limit... tsmith675 162 2 Fri, 7:07pm
                   This is the point of the thread - "He made the bow and it worked. " Eruonen 154 0 Fri, 7:18pm
                   one way or another that bow is as unlikely as ElendilTheShort 144 0 Fri, 7:42pm
           Suspension of belief does not apply here...this is simply a Eruonen 119 0 Fri, 6:45pm

  Collapse Fire and Water, or 'Twas a night of deep rumbling Ruxendil_Thoorg 214 8 Fri, 5:22am Jump to last post in thread (by Ruxendil_Thoorg)
       Collapse *raving applause* BlackFox 61 1 Fri, 10:50am
           *bow* Thanks so much BlackFox! Ruxendil_Thoorg 35 0 Fri, 2:57pm
       Collapse *mods up* Roheryn 58 1 Fri, 11:59am
           Thank you Ro! Ruxendil_Thoorg 35 0 Fri, 2:56pm
       Collapse This is superb! dernwyn 36 1 Fri, 3:02pm
           glad you thought so dernwyn! :) Ruxendil_Thoorg 29 0 Fri, 4:26pm
       Collapse Bravo! Kim 22 1 Fri, 6:15pm
           Thank you very much Kim! :) // Ruxendil_Thoorg 18 0 Fri, 6:29pm
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