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TABA: Multiple ending criticism?

DolGuldur
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Mar 3 2013, 7:09pm


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Having just watched RotK again, I reflected on the (in my opinion, wholly unfair) criticisms regarding the multiple endings. I think this issue will be equally present in the final film in The Hobbit trilogy as there are already several distinct story threads to resolve. At present I think it is highly likely we will see the following endings:

- The restoration of The Kingdom under the Mountain and possible coronation of Dáin (will require a compression of timeline but will neatly wrap up this aspect of the story)

- Some sort of conclusion relating to the White Council and the Necromancer. I can't help but feel there will be some overt reference to Sauron taking up residence in Mordor.

- Some further additional scenes to make the link to the LotR films more concrete. I think this is almost certain given the effort already taken to foreshadow and reference future events. I can imagine a specific scene involving The One Ring. Another Gollum scene perhaps? A later meeting between Gandalf and Aragorn?

- Bilbo's return to The Shire with the treasure referred to at the start of AUJ. Scenes similar to those with Frodo at the end of RotK showing how Bilbo has been changed by his experiences.

- Bookend scenes with Bilbo and Frodo.

Although some of these may be wishful thinking, I think that there will be some version of most of these scenes to end this particular trilogy. And, therefore, a repeat of the critical backlash that was targeted toward RotK.

Thoughts?


(This post was edited by DolGuldur on Mar 3 2013, 7:11pm)

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TABA: Multiple ending criticism? DolGuldur Send a private message to DolGuldur Mar 3 2013, 7:09pm
    Multiple Endings Ham_Sammy Send a private message to Ham_Sammy Mar 3 2013, 7:21pm
    Welcome to tORN, DolGoldur!! // Owain Send a private message to Owain Mar 3 2013, 7:31pm
    l love how RotK ends in stages, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 3 2013, 7:32pm
    Not necessarily ... DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 3 2013, 7:34pm
        This is what I envisioned, too. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 3 2013, 10:04pm
    Parallels between the trilogies... The two could be very similar... QuackingTroll Send a private message to QuackingTroll Mar 3 2013, 8:12pm
    I wouldn't mind them doing something similar Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Mar 3 2013, 9:57pm
    For those who have seen the Dark Knight Rises... Joe20 Send a private message to Joe20 Mar 4 2013, 12:01am
    The endings were necessary Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 12:57am
        Linking... glor Send a private message to glor Mar 4 2013, 2:33am
            Abundant linking Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 2:53am
                I don't think any linking needs to be done, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 4 2013, 3:51am
                    But that's just what I mean Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 4:00am
                        I know what you're saying, and i agree. sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 4 2013, 4:05am
                            I understand that :) Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 4:11am
                        What I think it doesn't need Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 4 2013, 11:44am
                            Of course it doesn't need Arwen Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:03pm
                                Yes Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 4 2013, 3:11pm
                                    Character scenes. Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:28pm
                                        Yes, to character scenes Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Mar 4 2013, 3:34pm
                                            They're confirmed for the EE Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:41pm
                                        I think AUJ was greatly lacking in character moments, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 4 2013, 3:37pm
                                            Agreed Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:43pm
                                                Yes, me too tolktolk Send a private message to tolktolk Mar 4 2013, 6:09pm
                                                    Couldn't agree more... // Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Mar 4 2013, 6:34pm
                                                    This is the first time i'm thinking of an EE sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 4 2013, 6:47pm
                                                    I second Eleniel Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 6:47pm
                            I agree on the Shire Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 4 2013, 3:47pm
            Ori isn't knocked into the well RaoulJ Send a private message to RaoulJ Mar 4 2013, 11:21am
                btw! painjoiker Send a private message to painjoiker Mar 4 2013, 12:27pm
                    The noses are almost identical! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 4 2013, 3:00pm
        As Philippa Boyens said... BalrogTrainer Send a private message to BalrogTrainer Mar 4 2013, 2:45am
            More beginnings, please Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 2:54am
    I love all the "endings" of ROTK Valandil ed Imladris Send a private message to Valandil ed Imladris Mar 4 2013, 9:08am
        The unfinished epilogue would have made for another brilliant ending. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 4 2013, 11:50am
            Epilogue Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:01pm
                I've not heard of this sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 4 2013, 3:04pm
                    They filmed some scenes for an "epilogue", but it wasn't finished. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 4 2013, 3:13pm
                        Aaah, i've heard of those scenes, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Mar 4 2013, 3:21pm
                        Thanks for this! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Mar 4 2013, 3:36pm
                Oh definitely DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 4 2013, 3:06pm
                    Oh wait Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:22pm
                        I do love Tolkien's epilogue too, though. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Mar 4 2013, 3:33pm
                            Epilogue Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Mar 4 2013, 3:39pm
    It was an artistic choice Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Mar 4 2013, 3:58pm
    Well.... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Mar 4 2013, 4:50pm

 
 
 

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