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Apr 11 2013, 10:27am

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As a 40-year fan of LOTR and the subsequent films I was always a bit surprised that I was never that interested in TH. For all the obvious connections, it always seemed to be "a minor essay in the craft".
The trailers I saw for AUJ didn't do much to change my mind - Radagast and the Dwarves seemed to belong in Narnia more than M-e. Still, I'm surprised that I wasn't drawn into AUJ out of curiosity or the need for a M-e fix until last night.

I'm sorry I waited. Sure, my initial impressions of scenes from the trailer were confirmed but, overall, I thought the filmmmakers did a fine job of balancing the essential children's story nature of TH with the larger themes that Tolkien introduced later. I could have done with an hour less of the "Indiana Potter and the Chamber of Doom" sequence in the middle but the writers managed to make the Dwarves' quest seem like more than a treasure hunt/grudge match and the hints of the Big Story were well-integrated.

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(sound of forehead-smacking) dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 11 2013, 10:27am
    It's a shame you didn't see the film on the big screen Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Apr 11 2013, 11:28am
        Make that three ByThorinsBeard Send a private message to ByThorinsBeard Apr 12 2013, 6:28pm
            first... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 13 2013, 2:18am
    I had similar expectations Riven Delve Send a private message to Riven Delve Apr 11 2013, 12:09pm
        I see myself in a lot of this... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Apr 11 2013, 12:18pm
    While Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Apr 12 2013, 12:27am
        possible wrong impression dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Apr 12 2013, 1:28am
            I'm glad you liked it Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Apr 12 2013, 2:40am
        I think there are more of us than you might realize Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Apr 12 2013, 2:36am


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