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a bit of conspiracy theory for the good

elevorn
Lorien


Mar 1 2013, 3:22pm

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Those of you who I have interacted with on these boards know that I love all the Middle Earth I can get on the screen. That being said, does anyone think it is possible that the push bakc of TABA could open up more time to fill some "Bridge" film type stuff? Think about it, you have time now, and while these things may not make it into the theatrical release, you still have and EE to put together and tie what is your swan song in the Tolkien franchise together in a nice neat bow.

If that is the case what would you like included? How would you tie the books together and get us all in shape for LOTR?


Yes of course I understand that this could merely be an outlandish wish of mine, but come one, if you were the director and you just got six more months on your deadline to deliver your last film in a beloved genre, what would you do?



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Rohan

Mar 1 2013, 3:36pm

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The whole backstory of the Rings. [In reply to] Can't Post

We basically know nothing about them from the movies.
They have the rights to do that, they could recast Cirdan and GilGalad and show us what happended when Sauron was in his "good" form.

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stoutfiles
Rohan


Mar 1 2013, 3:42pm

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LOTR prologue [In reply to] Can't Post

It told the casual audience just what they needed to know. The farther you dive into this, ignoring the main plot (The Hobbit isn't about the Rings), the weaker you make the film.

I think the audience knows plenty, and if they want to know more they can pick up a book or check online.


DanielLB
Immortal


Mar 1 2013, 4:05pm

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I don't think pushing back the release date justifies filling the movie with scenes not relevant to The Hobbit. [In reply to] Can't Post

If they wanted to make and show a bridge film, they could probably just make it! There's no need to put any of it in The Hobbit storyline.


xxxyyy
Rohan

Mar 1 2013, 5:52pm

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"Picking up the book" would mean a failure of the movie, in a sense. [In reply to] Can't Post

if the movie is not able to describe you correctly the stuff it's talking about, and I think LOTR prologue failed miserably in talling the backstory of the Rings, whereas it succeded wonderfully in all the other aspects.
It is particularly this "missed perfection" that annoys me.
They sure can do something in the Hobbit, there are tons of ways to put the backstory of the Rings into the Hobbit... and I wholeheartedly hope they do it, for the sake of both LOTR and TH.
They have gone that far in modifying (incorporating the appendixes) the story of TH, why not pushing it "a bit" further? This the same story, and, most inportant, it would make perfect sense, considering the presence of the Nazguls, the dwarven Ring, the One Ring and Sauron...

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totoro
Lorien

Mar 2 2013, 4:06am

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Another conspiracy theory: [In reply to] Can't Post

Top critics were giving AUJ a 40s RT ranking, but it ended up trending to 65%.

Top critics were giving Jack the Giant Slayer a 60s RT ranking, but it appears to be trending toward the 40s.

Conspiracy?


Grant
The Shire

Mar 2 2013, 4:46pm

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I think it has more to do with giving the effects guys more time to finish the movie and the fact the previous movies did well during the holidays. (holiday movies can play longer then summer blockbusters which need to make money fast).

That said they could make it longer or shorter but I don't think that was their reasoning.


glor
Rohan

Mar 2 2013, 6:56pm

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December [In reply to] Can't Post

Is the month when films are released to gain the attention of awards voters.

Not actually expecting any but, honestly the date IMHO has been moved because it's a M-E film tradition. December is the month when cinemagoers expect their Middle-Earth films, to mess with that schedule and expectation would be foolish and possibly harm TABA's box office and any possible awards potential, as big budget summer films equals blockbuster equals, ignored by those whom dish out prizes.


redgiraffe
Rohan

Mar 4 2013, 7:55am

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If they wanted to make and show a bridge film, they could probably just make it! There's no need to put any of it in The Hobbit storyline.


That this extra time will be well spent "fine-tuning" the next two movies. That's why I'm excited about the move. Hopefully it will give them extra time to redo scenes if they have to and perfect CGI. I certainly don't see how it could be a bad thing. *knock on wood*

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