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DoS turns 10!

Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

Dec 13 2023, 11:41am

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"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" turns 10 years today!


OldestDaughter
Rohan


Dec 13 2023, 7:32pm

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I can't believe it's been that long! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was only turning 16 when it came out! (my birthday is on the 15th)!
I still thoroughly enjoy it! I can't believe it's been ten years.

Happy 10 years Desolation of Smaug!




"Keen, heart-piercing was her song as the song of the lark that rises from the gates of night and pours its voice among the dying stars, seeing the sun behind the walls of the world; and the song of Lúthien released the bonds of winter, and the frozen waters spoke, and flowers sprang from the cold earth where her feet had passed."


Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

Dec 17 2023, 2:18pm

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Happy 10 years indeed!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

CoolCoolCool


Hamfast Gamgee
Tol Eressea

Dec 21 2023, 8:26am

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Is it ok to like it now then? [In reply to] Can't Post

Considering the merciless criticism the production received when it was released. Look up some of the threads at the time.


Junesong
Rohan


Dec 21 2023, 1:22pm

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Did the movie get better? [In reply to] Can't Post

Last time I saw it, DOS was still pretty unwatchable.

"So which story do you prefer?"
"The one with the tiger. That's the better story."
"Thank you. And so it goes with God."


Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

Dec 22 2023, 9:02pm

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I like DoS... [In reply to] Can't Post

And so does OldestDaughter, hehehehehe.


Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

Dec 23 2023, 3:02pm

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I don't care one iota... [In reply to] Can't Post

How "mercilessly criticised" the production was, I have my own opinion. And if anything, DOS currently sits with a "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes, so if anything, the "experts" opinion on the movie is very positive.

Random online fan communities should mean little on the whole picture, if anything, then.


Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

Dec 23 2023, 3:03pm

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_hobbit_the_desolation_of_smaug [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DGHCaretaker
Rohan

Dec 23 2023, 5:20pm

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Did the movie get better? Last time I saw it, DOS was still pretty unwatchable.


Heh! I say that kind of thing to my family all the time when we're watching something.

"Do you think they'll be able to blow up the Death Star again this time?"

<collective groan>

Somehow the fate of static frames one after the other on a finite reel fades away and maybe, just maybe, this time it will be different.


DwellerInDale
Rohan


Dec 25 2023, 12:40am

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Actually,the Extended Edition remains one of my favorites. Here's an effort from 10 years ago when Evangeline Lilly was cast as Tauriel.




Don't mess with my favorite female elves.









Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

Dec 27 2023, 3:05am

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Nice!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

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