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Playing with the plot

Indigo55
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Dec 30 2012, 5:36pm


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It can be fun, and to put in my two cents: I wasn't crazy about Frodo being there at the beginning, it seemed contrived to me. It was a distraction if only because Frodo's appearance is now subtly different, Wood now being a grown man, yet he should not look different at all. It took me out of the movie. Any good director is going to avoid any element that could possibly take the audience "out of the movie". It's one reason why using actors that are *too famous* or identified with another genre (sorry, actors, I don't mean it bad!) is usually not done...aside from the fact that they cost too much! Using Wood in the way he was, was asking for trouble. So I think it *may* have been some kind of contractual deal, meaning PJ was obligated somehow to use Wood in this film. Or,maybe, it was a pure Hollywood move, hoping to help draw in those LOTR fans as opposed to Tolkien fans (Frodo's in this movie too!) Or just make it easier for such fans to transition. An awful lot of people who loved the LOTR films had not and still have not read Tolkien.
Or I could be completely, utterly wrong, and it was purely a creative decision I don't like. And to be honest, I was impressed with how little-changed Wood did appear. But I still know the guy is 10 years older and it shows. *His manner was different*. More adult.
One more thing...I've read comments to the effect, "PJ is not in this for the money. He doesn't need it." True enough, most likely. But the studio is in it *strictly* for the money, and since they're paying the freight he can't ignore them.

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How The Hobbit should have started... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 1:41pm
    Nice try, Sean Astin // nobofthepony Send a private message to nobofthepony Dec 30 2012, 2:12pm
    How Hobbit should have ended. Estel78 Send a private message to Estel78 Dec 30 2012, 2:35pm
    Nice idea QT :-) DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 2:44pm
        The intro we got... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 2:52pm
            I bet the EE will make it more confusing! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 3:01pm
    Nice, but imho it shouldn't. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 2:54pm
        But it doesn't QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:11pm
            This isn't entirely true ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 3:14pm
                Like I said, though. These things might become more relevant in an EE or in TABA QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:19pm
                    Ah yes. Agreed. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Dec 30 2012, 3:20pm
                        Not exactly what I was saying... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:33pm
            imho Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 3:15pm
                But I think the quest of Mt Doom is far more relevant than Bilbo becoming recluse. QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:27pm
                    That is where we disagree... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 3:31pm
                        But for those who haven't seen LotR... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 3:42pm
                            I guess we will have to agree to disagree Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Dec 30 2012, 3:52pm
                                I agree to agree to disagree :P You will never be persuaded! But discussion is what these boards are for after all! // QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Dec 30 2012, 4:04pm
                                    Playing with the plot Indigo55 Send a private message to Indigo55 Dec 30 2012, 5:36pm
    nice indeed QT Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Dec 30 2012, 10:01pm
    A Good idea, but... FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Dec 30 2012, 11:39pm
    I much prefer the movie's way. morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Dec 31 2012, 12:10am
        sailing to valinor Balgrizar Send a private message to Balgrizar Dec 31 2012, 11:03am
            I like that idea Al Carondas Send a private message to Al Carondas Jan 7 2013, 3:19am

 
 
 

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