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Too much killing

Yva
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Feb 5 2013, 5:58pm


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There was too much killing (!) He was wondering why they had to kill everything they came across: trolls, goblins, wargs (which he thought were wolves; he did not like it when he thought they were killing animals)


I actually had the same feeling, at times. Not because I have issues with movie violence as such (I guess I play too much evil videogames), but because it felt we were leaving the cartoon violence territory and crossing into the real violence territory in scenes that still had too much of a fairy-tale feel, and the fairy-tale elements and realistic elements didn't mix well in those moments where more realistic violence had to be shown in order for us to believe the dwarves were fighting for their lives.

For me, this was very apparent in the the trolls scene. Their appearance, the snot joke, the funny voices, smacking each other with saucepans, dwarves in their undies (later), all this indicated a light, fairy-tale tone. Then suddenly the dwarves run in and start this fierce, brutal fight. Even though there was no blood shown, I found myself wondering if this was necessary, and I felt sorry for the trolls because after all, they were just hungry.

Goblintown suffered a little bit from similar discrepancy in my opinion, but at least we know the goblins are essentially evil. It wasn't a huge problem for me.

Granted, I think the Trolls scene might have been the most difficult in this respect and from now on the more realistic violence should't be causing too many issues. We crossed the Misty Mountains, we're now past the funny Trolls and cartoony Goblins, and we'll be dealing with dark and evil spiders, orcs, dragons and... um, zombies.

As for killing the Wargs - I understand why would anyone feel there's too much killing here. I'm kind of sensitive to the whole wolves/hyenas = evil prejudice, even if they are magical half-wolves.




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Felt that The Company was totally useless and kept getting themselves into trouble and always had to wait for Gandalf to save the day.


Hehe, too true :)

Subject User Time
Comments from a non-fan Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 5 2013, 4:14pm
    sweet! swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 5 2013, 4:27pm
    An episodic story is perfect Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Feb 5 2013, 4:31pm
    Too much killing Yva Send a private message to Yva Feb 5 2013, 5:58pm
        My thoughts Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 6 2013, 2:49am
            But wait... Gelir Send a private message to Gelir Feb 6 2013, 4:28am
                Heh Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 6 2013, 5:06am
                    No sympathy for goblins :) Gelir Send a private message to Gelir Feb 7 2013, 4:41am
                The Goblin Town sequence was too long. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Feb 6 2013, 5:11am
                    Agree sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Feb 7 2013, 2:35am
        There were moments when it was too graphic. Thror really stands out. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 6 2013, 4:51am
    Interesting// Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 5 2013, 6:05pm
    nice to hear... andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 5 2013, 8:17pm
        Spouses, my husband... glor Send a private message to glor Feb 6 2013, 2:29am
            I laughed out loud at 'proper blokes' Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 6 2013, 5:14am
                Yap Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 6 2013, 8:37am
                well My husband is a 'proper bloke', born in the East End of London.. glor Send a private message to glor Feb 6 2013, 12:23pm
            ROFL Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 6 2013, 5:10pm
                Too funny! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 6 2013, 8:11pm
                    He read it :-)?! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 7 2013, 4:01pm
                        Well, I figure he did... Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 7 2013, 8:25pm
                            I used to think entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 7 2013, 9:40pm
                                Who wouldn't Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 7 2013, 11:01pm
                                    TMI, Ro entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Feb 7 2013, 11:04pm
                the weird thing is... glor Send a private message to glor Feb 7 2013, 1:19am
                    BIGWIT! lol! // Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 7 2013, 4:07pm
    The sheer amount of Goblin hacking is overwhelming Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 6 2013, 1:26am
    All right. I think that is a fair read. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 6 2013, 4:01am
        Yep Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 6 2013, 5:10am
    Nice to read! sador Send a private message to sador Feb 6 2013, 9:29am
    Blue wizards will never appear because of film rights stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 6 2013, 1:31pm
        Even the fact that they are "blue" Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 6 2013, 1:51pm
            Be quiet AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 6 2013, 9:53pm
                Naturally, no! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 6 2013, 11:09pm
                    lol. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 7 2013, 12:19am
    interesting insight FrogmortonJustice65 Send a private message to FrogmortonJustice65 Feb 6 2013, 3:56pm
        Troll "battle"/book version arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Feb 6 2013, 4:46pm

 
 
 

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