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All right. I think that is a fair read.

AinurOlorin
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Feb 6 2013, 4:01am


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All right. I think that is a fair read. [In reply to] Can't Post

The Galadriel business hardly surprises me, and it is something the film directors need to do a better job of clearing up. She is awesome, and I love her, yet they have her coming across like the Head of both The Council and The Order of The Istari. . . and that is a problem.

That does pretty much sum up the dwarves. Funny, but obviously far less effective than a Wizard, which is as it should be. They are even more like that in the book. lol

Glad he thought the Wargs were wolves! Clearly giant, monster, evil wolves, but wovles just the same. We couldn't figure out what the Wargs in Two Towers were. . . mutant Hyena at best. I understand his sympathy for them though. I think the films could have done a better job of making clear how independant the Wargs are. They seem totally at the beck and call of Azog, not as much like the seperate but cooperating agency of evil beings that they are.

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I finally managed to convince my boyfriend to go see AUJ. He is not really a fan of fantasy, and only has a very vague impression of the Lord of the Rings movies. He used to get Gandalf mixed up with Dumbledore.

Anyway, after much hype from me, he agreed to see AUJ -- a bit reluctantly of course. I think he was just wondering why I liked it so much.

Here are some of his comments after the movie:

- The Erebor flashback was AWESOME

- He liked all the wizards (yep, all three -- Saruman included). He asked with interest about the blue wizards and whether they were going to appear in the next movie. He was not quite sure if Galadriel was also a wizard. His favorite wizard was Radagast, who he thought was very entertaining.

- Liked the bunny sled and the hedgehog.

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

- Gollum was great.

- 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)

- Overall, the movie was entertaining to watch, but the main problem was that he felt that nothing happened, and it was just a series of the same thing (company gets into trouble with some enemy, Gandalf saves them, repeat).

- He looks forward to seeing more of the dragon in the next film.

That's it. Just sharing :)


"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."

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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