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Radagast the brown (spoiler heavy)

Azaghâl
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Dec 12 2012, 11:13am


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So I went to the midnight screening here in copenhagen last night and I must say it was a good movie.
There were some things I really didn't like and somethings just felt completely out of place. One of them was Radagast.
Boy should they have had a different vision for him or maybe just had left him out of the story.
He was way too silly and in no way convincing. He actually makes the Istari look bad.

I am all for quirky characters as long as the movie takes them seriously. In this movie he is simply a plot device and a comic relief. It pains me to say this but I couldn't help but think of one thing: JAR JAR BINKS! Unsure

He really has no real importance to the story other than to deliver a morgul blade to Gandalf. Okay, he kinda "saves" the dwarves from the wargs in one of the weakest scenes of the movie (wargs vs. bunnysled car chase anyone?).

The whole Dol Guldur also feels a little tacked on. A side plot that is briefly touch upon by the White Council, and a brief scene with Raddy vs wraith, but then totally left out from the rest of the movie. They don't even make a strong link between Azog and his hunter orcs and Dol Guldur.
In my oppinion, they should have made this first movie all about the dwarves journey. Spending more time with them individually getting to know them and their motives and background a little better.

Radagast, Dol Guldur, Azog they should all have been dealt with a little more clever. In my opinion this is PJ's least genious take on Middle Earth.

*Baruk khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!*

Subject User Time
Radagast the brown (spoiler heavy) Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 11:13am
    I actually thought the opposite dubulous Send a private message to dubulous Dec 12 2012, 11:58am
    Room for improvement in the next two films DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 12 2012, 12:15pm
        I hope you are right (and I believe you are) Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 12:31pm
            Understood RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Dec 12 2012, 12:41pm
                Yes exactly Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 12:57pm
                    By the way RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Dec 12 2012, 1:12pm
                    From what I have heard, the battle may be explained in a manner too damned subtle by half AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Dec 13 2012, 5:14am
            Is it too much for *one* movie? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 12 2012, 1:15pm
                It is too much. Sadly. Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 3:27pm
                    Interesting! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 12 2012, 4:34pm
            I've never been a fan of Radagast's inclusion sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 12 2012, 1:20pm
        Actually Captain Sassy Pants Send a private message to Captain Sassy Pants Dec 12 2012, 1:47pm
            In what way? / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 12 2012, 1:49pm
    "Simple and a fool" RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Dec 12 2012, 12:26pm
        Well... Captain Sassy Pants Send a private message to Captain Sassy Pants Dec 12 2012, 1:46pm
            It's not that bad RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Dec 12 2012, 2:08pm
    I couldn't disagree more... Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 12 2012, 1:06pm
        I'm not sure what you are referring to Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Dec 12 2012, 1:22pm
            Indeed? Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 12 2012, 1:29pm
                Apart from Tom, William and Bert? Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Dec 12 2012, 1:48pm
                The way I see it... RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Dec 12 2012, 1:53pm
                Ordinary names in Middle-earth Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Dec 12 2012, 3:46pm
                Some of them have ordinary, modern-sounding names. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 12 2012, 7:23pm
                    ... Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 12 2012, 7:51pm
                        No that's not true Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Dec 12 2012, 9:40pm
                            Oh and a spiritual being, and a pony... Lacrimae Rerum Send a private message to Lacrimae Rerum Dec 12 2012, 10:48pm
                                If you may be Interested..? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Dec 13 2012, 12:25am
                                    Speaking of oldsters Artemis Roach Send a private message to Artemis Roach Dec 13 2012, 12:37am
                Not just Old Norse, Briar Send a private message to Briar Dec 12 2012, 10:11pm
        Sebastian? daemoon Send a private message to daemoon Dec 12 2012, 2:42pm
            Porcupine companion Carne Send a private message to Carne Dec 12 2012, 3:05pm
                What happens to the porcupine? marcuspaine Send a private message to marcuspaine Dec 12 2012, 3:10pm
                I'm pretty sure he's a hedgehog, not a porcupine. / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 12 2012, 5:07pm
                    Ooops, I meant hedgehog Carne Send a private message to Carne Dec 12 2012, 5:57pm
                Sebastian is not a porcupine macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Dec 12 2012, 7:20pm
        Well said, Lightice. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Dec 12 2012, 10:51pm
    Have you actually SEEN The Phantom Menace? Ave Moria Send a private message to Ave Moria Dec 12 2012, 3:49pm
        hey unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 12 2012, 4:09pm
        That is your oppinion! Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 4:23pm
        Thank you Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Dec 13 2012, 2:00pm
            I loved Radagast totoro Send a private message to totoro Dec 15 2012, 6:19pm
    Radagast the Brown -- difficult to watch morgenstern Send a private message to morgenstern Dec 12 2012, 4:06pm
        so you haven't seen the movie? unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 12 2012, 4:14pm
    Hmmm I wonder if because... Tim Send a private message to Tim Dec 12 2012, 4:15pm
    Insults have been removed from this discussion thread. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 12 2012, 5:15pm
    There are so many annoying things about Jar-Jar. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Dec 12 2012, 5:19pm
        @Escapist Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 5:40pm
            But he isn't... Lightice Send a private message to Lightice Dec 12 2012, 6:16pm
            Spiders in Rhosgobel sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Dec 12 2012, 7:09pm
                Well maybe.. Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 7:41pm
                    I felt the Troll-scene was really different in tone from LotR painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Dec 12 2012, 7:48pm
                        Agree Azaghâl Send a private message to Azaghâl Dec 12 2012, 7:54pm
                i would expect the spider scene... unexpectedvisitor Send a private message to unexpectedvisitor Dec 12 2012, 8:30pm
        Not to make waves, but I like Jar Jar :) Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Dec 12 2012, 6:07pm
    I disagree entirely. Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Dec 12 2012, 5:19pm
    Radagast was woderful!! Miceluz Send a private message to Miceluz Dec 12 2012, 5:41pm
        Agreed! Pimmiko Send a private message to Pimmiko Dec 12 2012, 9:35pm

 
 
 

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