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No sympathy for goblins :)

Gelir
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Feb 7 2013, 4:41am


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That is why it is interesting. I know that the goblins are evil. The Goblin King was about to torture them (and seems to take pleasure in doing so), so I don't know why I felt that way. I guess it's the fact that they all were 'easy kills' made it feel like they could have gotten out of the way without killing that many.


I think that's just how a lot of movie battle scenes tend to go. There's a bad guy or two who is a very good fighter, but the majority are not so skilled. Maybe that's a weakness with movies, but it never felt to me like the dwarves were killing needlessly. If they had left them standing and tried to sneak by, they probably would have been done for.


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If I remember the book correctly, they were only trying to escape and at the end 'took a stand' when needed. The actual fight scene was quite short (with the goblins running away from Beater and Biter)

I also did not like all the unnecessary beheading. Maybe it's just me. I don't mind 'serious' violence, but violence for comedic effects simply does not sit very well with me.


You're exactly right about the book scene. I think it would have been fine to present it that way in the movie as well. I think we agree to the extent that the battle scenes could be shorter. My feeling is just that the goblins, as they were presented on screen, got what was coming to them.


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My thoughts exactly! I could have done with more dialogue and humor and less action.


I will say however that I enjoyed the action scenes more on my 3rd and subsequent viewings. My mind tends to wander during long action scenes. The third time I saw the movie, I decided to pay really close attention and try to identify what weapon each dwarf uses and what fighting style each may have. It worked out pretty well (and I learned that Bombur fights with a big spoon!) Ever since then, those scenes seem to fly by and don't feel as drawn out to me as they did at first. I'd still gladly take more dialogue, but am glad I found away to enjoy it as is.

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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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