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I don't necessarily agree

FrogmortonJustice65
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Jan 31 2013, 5:31pm


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I don't necessarily agree [In reply to] Can't Post

I think the Hobbit has enough scenes that make me "like" members of the company; Thorin, Fili, Kili, Balin, Dwalin and Bofur are all compelling to me. But you are on to something; part of what makes LOTR such a great trilogy is that you become emotionally attached to their whole gang, not just a handful of members. I think this has to do with "pacing" (maybe this is not the right word).

In LOTR, we are introduced to the Fellowship gradually. We get acquainted with Frodo, Gandalf, and then eventually Sam, Pippin and Merry. There is a decent amount of screen time between the introduction of various characters; Aragorn is introduced to us after we have already become somewhat familiar with the 4 Hobbits.

That's in contrast to the Hobbit, where 13 dwarves bust through Bilbo's door all at once (not literally, but in essence this is what happens). It's not necessarily a problem, and the movie is actually fairly decent at characterizing and developing some of the dwarves that I named above. But it does make it slightly harder to become as emotionally invested in the company when compared to the Fellowship.

For me, it doesn't detract from enjoyment, as I think the Hobbit film is quite good at making Bilbo likeable and relatable, which more than offsets not necessarily having a deep emotional connection to some of the secondary dwarves like Bombur or Nori.

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The Company and The Fellowship xMb Send a private message to xMb Jan 31 2013, 4:10pm
    Legolas, Gimli and Boromir all get nice character moments at the Council of Elrond sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Jan 31 2013, 4:53pm
        Party at Bag End joec_34 Send a private message to joec_34 Jan 31 2013, 5:06pm
    Not sure it's a fair comparison... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 31 2013, 5:18pm
        Right on. hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 31 2013, 9:12pm
    I had expectations... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 5:21pm
    I don't necessarily agree FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Jan 31 2013, 5:31pm
    I actually feel closer to the Company than the Fellowship Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 31 2013, 5:55pm
    I think the focus was placed heavily upon... Owain Send a private message to Owain Jan 31 2013, 7:34pm
    A bit premature still, methinks... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 31 2013, 8:21pm
        whom to hang with.... Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jan 31 2013, 8:34pm
    Difficult to say... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Jan 31 2013, 8:44pm
    It could be simply no more... MasterOrc Send a private message to MasterOrc Jan 31 2013, 8:59pm
    think we have to remember... andwise Send a private message to andwise Jan 31 2013, 9:14pm
    Screen Time Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 31 2013, 11:52pm
    While Legolas is far more enchanting to behold, I found Balin and Bofur to be AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 1 2013, 1:31am
    My feelings Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 1 2013, 7:37am
        well put.... andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 1 2013, 11:43am
    The Fellowship will always resonate more with me jtarkey Send a private message to jtarkey Feb 1 2013, 12:11pm
    There are greater number of character moments imin Send a private message to imin Feb 1 2013, 1:43pm
        The number is indeed huge Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 1 2013, 4:05pm
            Exactly cats16 Send a private message to cats16 Feb 1 2013, 4:25pm
    The Fellowship may be more immediately interesting, but the Company is sure interesting enough elostirion74 Send a private message to elostirion74 Feb 2 2013, 4:50pm
    Good Question. Durin's Folk Send a private message to Durin's Folk Feb 4 2013, 5:22pm

 
 
 

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