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Should/will we get an explanation of who Sauron is? SPOILERS

Scourge of the Stoors
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Jul 7 2013, 8:15am


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Sauron. We got a good explanation of who he was in LotR, and it made sense there. With the Hobbit, it's more complicated because:
1. He isn't the main villain, which means exposition would run into a brick wall and never have payoff within TH movies
2. Many audience members already know, and it would be redundant for them
3. For home viewing, ie a ME marathon, we would have two explanations for a single character and it would feel especially redundant.
But...
4. There are many youngsters now who have never seen LotR, and are now holding out on doing so because they want chronology from TH. Imagine I there was no explanation. "the necromancer is Sauron." "the necromancer is who?"
5. All of those on the White Council know full well who Sauron is, so it would take an ignorant character to justify an in-movie explanation.




Bottom line is, I really think they need to explain who Sauron is somehow, but not oversell it. I would be bothered if they just assumed that we watched LotR first, that would seem like cheating.

Subject User Time
Should/will we get an explanation of who Sauron is? SPOILERS Scourge of the Stoors Send a private message to Scourge of the Stoors Jul 7 2013, 8:15am
    I think there will be a few hints Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Send a private message to Lieutenant of Dol Guldur Jul 7 2013, 10:59am
    I'm fine with a few subtle hints Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 7 2013, 7:08pm
        i nagree that saurons Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jul 7 2013, 8:10pm
            Ive been on vacation and have only seen the new vlog and trailer on my cell phone Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 7 2013, 8:33pm
                Oh that it explains it... malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jul 7 2013, 9:26pm
                Ahhh Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jul 7 2013, 9:38pm
                    Well at least he's being honest malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jul 7 2013, 9:52pm
                    What I think would probably get me a lifetime ban... Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 7 2013, 10:43pm
                        Well said sinister Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jul 8 2013, 12:50am
    Gandalf and the White Council need to come to an understanding as to who is the Necromancer Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 7 2013, 11:40pm
        I am perfectly fine with that Sinister71 Send a private message to Sinister71 Jul 7 2013, 11:55pm
    Personally MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Jul 8 2013, 1:36am
        The Necromacer in 'The Hobbit' Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jul 8 2013, 3:36am
    Sauron The Mitch King Send a private message to The Mitch King Jul 8 2013, 7:30am
        It makes sense not to use his name Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 8 2013, 8:32am
    Good thoughts Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jul 8 2013, 5:22pm
    ... kbdiggity Send a private message to kbdiggity Jul 10 2013, 8:03am

 
 
 

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