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Some things I wish were different in aUJ

Israfellius
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Nov 13 2013, 1:23am


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Some things I would have changed if Wingnut hired me as script supervisor.

1. The three trolls. Specifically their voices. Typically the larger an animal is the deeper the voice and/or sounds it makes. The trolls should have had deeper resonating baritone voices, not "man sounding" voices. It would have made the scene work better on an unconscious level. Same thing about the troll king. Azog's voice was done well.

2. The "sleigh ride" on the broken walkway down to the bottom of the cave. This was just a bit too cheesy. I like humor and light-heartedness, but not cheesiness. In fact, there was just way too much wooden scaffolding all around. Why do they need it?

3 I wish the scene of Bilbo reaching for the ring when he first found it had been made to look like the same scene in FOTR: Bilbo in a prone position fumbling with his fat hand for a second while saying "What's this?" rather than the disinterested way of aUJ. That would have really tied the movies together in a concrete way at the most consequential scene in the film.

4. Those damn rabbits.

5. The pipe smoke blowing out the ears thing. It was just a tad too cheesy especially when combined with the insect-coming-out-of-the-mouth gag. I wish they had portrayed Radagast as really strange and eccentric rather than goofy.

7. Thorin should not have yelled "Help us!" to Thranduil. It's too simplistic. Help us do what? evacuate? He was too far away to even hear him, let alone over the commotion.The scene would have worked much better with Thorin doing exactly what he did, just not saying those two words.

8. Thranduil could not see any dragon from the ridge because he arrived on the ridge after Smaug was in the gold chamber. All Thranduil and his army saw was some fires and lots of people running out of Erebor. If Thranduil knew before coming to the ridge that a dragon was attacking, then it is likely he probably intended to help, and would have done so, as he wouldn't have come otherwise. If Thranduil didn't know about a dragon attacking, then he would likely have at least gone down the hill to see wtf the matter was. You'd think with Dale being destroyed, Thranduil would have been well aware of what's going on .

Unless the intent was that Thranduil knew about Smaug, was planning to help, but simply changes his mind about helping when he looks down on Erebor.

9. The salacious crumb orc.

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Some things I wish were different in aUJ Israfellius Send a private message to Israfellius Nov 13 2013, 1:23am
    With all of the overt references to the LoTR films that were included in AUJ... Bladerunner Send a private message to Bladerunner Nov 13 2013, 1:52am
        Bilbo and the ring Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Nov 13 2013, 6:00pm
            Well Faleel Send a private message to Faleel Nov 13 2013, 6:08pm
    Radagast Ziggy Stardust Send a private message to Ziggy Stardust Nov 13 2013, 2:20am
        But like u said he's eccentric! MouthofSauron Send a private message to MouthofSauron Nov 13 2013, 7:32am
        It's funny what Philippa Boyens says in the commentary... sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Nov 13 2013, 4:38pm
            I always find it funnier to hear PJ talk about, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Nov 13 2013, 4:45pm
    765r Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 13 2013, 9:17am
    Regarding the finding of the Ring... Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Nov 13 2013, 11:03am
        To build on this... Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Nov 13 2013, 11:07am
    My list Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Nov 13 2013, 11:13am
        Agree with the stone giants shaundobson Send a private message to shaundobson Nov 13 2013, 12:10pm
        I agree about leaving out Frodo Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Nov 13 2013, 12:27pm
        I largely agree with this sentiment, though my list of changes would be different. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Nov 13 2013, 8:42pm
    My List (Possible Spoilers??) Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Nov 13 2013, 11:45am
        Thorin arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Nov 13 2013, 1:22pm
            Thror could still have been killed by Azog. Boromir Stark Send a private message to Boromir Stark Nov 13 2013, 2:21pm
    Re: Runk Snusgrop Send a private message to Runk Snusgrop Nov 13 2013, 2:29pm
        I'm so confused Elskidor Send a private message to Elskidor Nov 13 2013, 3:09pm
            Re: Runk Snusgrop Send a private message to Runk Snusgrop Nov 13 2013, 3:11pm
                That's your opinion Fleuz Send a private message to Fleuz Nov 13 2013, 3:17pm
                    Re: Runk Snusgrop Send a private message to Runk Snusgrop Nov 13 2013, 3:19pm
                        Must say, it's not something I noticed at all… Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Nov 13 2013, 3:43pm
                    Not something that should be avoided altogether starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Nov 13 2013, 8:37pm
    Thranduil Kilidoescartwheels Send a private message to Kilidoescartwheels Nov 13 2013, 6:18pm
        Help us, more Israfellius Send a private message to Israfellius Nov 13 2013, 8:32pm
    Bashing AUJ? Oh well... Bernhardina Send a private message to Bernhardina Nov 13 2013, 8:05pm
    my take vinsanity Send a private message to vinsanity Nov 13 2013, 8:18pm
        I agree 100% with the suggestions you've listed... Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Nov 13 2013, 9:48pm
            ... vinsanity Send a private message to vinsanity Nov 13 2013, 11:07pm
    The things I would have changed... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Nov 14 2013, 12:07am
        this & that Sarn Ford Send a private message to Sarn Ford Nov 14 2013, 4:18am
        Map and key starlesswinter Send a private message to starlesswinter Nov 14 2013, 5:06am

 
 
 

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