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AinurOlorin
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Feb 5 2013, 10:27pm


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Cool Agreed, and agreed. lol. I think it was more cheesy for being LESS spectacular. It looked more tacky than it would have had they gone with the more powerful expression. I don't know why people assume that a powerful display has to be cheesy. It has been a big hang up of Peter's as well, but only when it comes to Gandalf. . . I have never heard anyone describe the horse waves or the storm of Saruman as cheesy or gaudy. The only word I have ever heard used to describe Dumbledore's fiery moment in the caves in the sixth Potter movie was "epic." Yes, whizz bang wand projectiles can be very cheesy and gimmicky and silly looking. But why on earth would a more potent showing of Gandalf's magic be any of those things? His entrance into the Great Goblin's lair was epic and wonderful. Thank God. If they had gone with fire of the same hue and intensity of that which he is shown using to dislodge a massive boulder in the caverns, it would have been pitch perfect.

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Magic fire makes more sense than regular fire, considering the dwarves and Bilbo were both able to hold a pinecone on fire and throw it successfully with no burns. It would also explain how a raging fire was started in only 30 seconds, the pinecones would need a magical explosive presence to do so.

I like how people are complaining this would be cheesy, when the cheesiest scenes in the movie take place right after: the "epic" slow-motion battle and the "I'm not angry, fooled you" hug.


"Hear me, hounds of Sauron, Gandalf is here! Fly if you value your foul skins, I will shrivel you from tail to snout if you step within this circle!"

"Do not be to eager to deal out death in judgement. Even the very wise cannot see all ends."

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Thrilled the Pinecones were included. . . but they could have been more impressively managed, and being true to the book would have made it so. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 5 2013, 7:17am
    Really? Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 8:14am
        Would that have been bad? Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 5 2013, 11:50am
            One of the things... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 5 2013, 12:28pm
                I think those things could have worked Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 5 2013, 3:05pm
                Blue flame is commonly seen in everyday life. There are extremely large and hot Blue Stars. Any gas stove lights up more blue than anything. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 5 2013, 10:21pm
                    Fire Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 6 2013, 8:20am
            You can get a green flame or other colours eg purple imin Send a private message to imin Feb 5 2013, 1:05pm
                Ah, I stand corrected. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 5 2013, 3:03pm
            No, actually, not necessarily. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 5 2013, 8:23pm
                Ah, ok. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Feb 5 2013, 10:43pm
        less is more swordwhale Send a private message to swordwhale Feb 5 2013, 4:31pm
        I was never in the realism howling choir anyway. No mortal knows the fundemental nature of reality, and if I wanted a more everyday experience AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 5 2013, 10:15pm
    Now that you've mentioned it Súlimë Send a private message to Súlimë Feb 5 2013, 1:27pm
    could not disagree more Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 5 2013, 1:40pm
    Would have improved the scene stoutfiles Send a private message to stoutfiles Feb 5 2013, 2:54pm
        Yeah the angry hug is the cheesiest part imin Send a private message to imin Feb 5 2013, 3:01pm
        Well... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Feb 5 2013, 5:38pm
        Thank you. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 5 2013, 10:27pm
    A little color might hve been nice Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 5 2013, 6:08pm
    big mistake jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Feb 6 2013, 11:29am
        LMAO "If it wasn't mentioned, we would have gotten it" AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 6 2013, 9:40pm
    I don't think different color fire would have looked 'magical' Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 6 2013, 4:43pm
        ooh jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Feb 6 2013, 5:05pm
        I am an American. And blue fire still says magic to me. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 6 2013, 9:48pm
            I loved the blue light in Goblin Town Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Feb 6 2013, 11:32pm
                And that is why I stuck with blue. The Animated version (and even a videogame version of The Hobbit) AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 7 2013, 12:08am
                    photoshop job jimmyfenn Send a private message to jimmyfenn Feb 7 2013, 10:43am
                        lol AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 7 2013, 4:25pm
            Gandalf didn't feel lessened Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 7 2013, 4:34pm
                I am not saying it was baaaaad. And I am glad it was in at all, as I have said. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Feb 7 2013, 4:52pm
                    Its all good Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 7 2013, 5:40pm

 
 
 

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