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My feelings

Súlimë
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Feb 1 2013, 7:37am


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I had a strange reaction when I first saw The Hobbit. I totally enjoyed the movie, but something inside me was screaming "Wait... who are all these 13 new people and what are they doing in my Middle Earth!?" I was surprised at myself. After all, I had read the Hobbit. I knew the story. I knew what to expect. But the sudden presence of newcomers into the movie world felt almost like an intrusion.

However, it's not fair to compare. I tried thinking back to the first time I saw Fellowship, and I realized that at that time I felt pretty much the same way. I wasn't THAT connected to the Fellowship characters the first time I saw it. It's the repeated viewings over the years that made them seem like very old friends.

After seeing The Hobbit a couple of times, and having noticed now the little character moments, I have come to like the company more than the Fellowship. I mean, the Fellowship is grand and all, but they are in a way 'symbolic' -- each member is a representative of their race, uniting to fight the ultimate evil. The company is different -- they are something more intimate, and they give off a warm, connected, family feel, which is extremely heart-warming to watch.

The silence after the Dwarves left Bag End was so effective, because after only one evening with the Dwarves, we the audience feel like we want to be part of that lively family too.

I'm waiting for the EE to get more of these wonderful character moments. :)

Subject User Time
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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