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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Rank the new BOFA trailer
Poll: Rank the new BOFA trailer
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Nov 6 2014, 7:32pm

Post #1 of 23 (803 views)
Rank the new BOFA trailer Can't Post

4. I do hope they improve some of that CGI in the finished film because the rest looks great.


Nov 6 2014, 7:34pm

Post #2 of 23 (547 views)
Five [In reply to] Can't Post

For sure.

Dame Ioreth
Tol Eressea

Nov 6 2014, 7:36pm

Post #3 of 23 (539 views)
I was blown away. Five definitely!// [In reply to] Can't Post



Nov 6 2014, 7:44pm

Post #4 of 23 (522 views)
4. [In reply to] Can't Post

There is always room for improvement. I have a feeling that by the time the movie comes out the level will be cranked up to 11.


Nov 6 2014, 7:49pm

Post #5 of 23 (512 views)
4 for sure [In reply to] Can't Post

It's a pretty good trailer, but nothing will reach the level of the ROTK trailer for me, and that is what deserves a 5.

Riven Delve
Tol Eressea

Nov 6 2014, 8:30pm

Post #6 of 23 (498 views)
I would say 4 [In reply to] Can't Post

I am pleased with the character moments I'm seeing! I don't honestly care about battles per se or CGI...mainly just the plot and characters.

I'm really hoping there are not just Thorin and Kili moments (or Kili and Tauriel moments--didn't we all see that runestone scene coming?) but Fili moments as well! And I've got to have Thorin and Bilbo conflict and reconciliation--hope there's more of that in the film than in the trailer.

It looks like the film will deliver an emotional wallop! Cool

Tol Eressea

Nov 6 2014, 8:55pm

Post #7 of 23 (498 views)
I was utterly speechless [In reply to] Can't Post

My entire body was vibrating- no joke, it was like I was buzzing all over. I'm sure my jaw was also hanging to the ground and my eyes were open wide!

I was completely blown away- the only movie trailer to ever do that for me!

"Everything I did, I did for them."

WOWOWOWOW- I knew I was going to need tissues, but dang! I'm going to have to buy out the entire supermarket stock! Then figure out how to get it in there.....

Aunt Dora Baggins

Nov 6 2014, 9:01pm

Post #8 of 23 (486 views)
4. [In reply to] Can't Post

The character interaction looks great, and that's what I'm interested in. I get bored by battle scenes, so I'm not much of a judge there.

Tol Eressea

Nov 6 2014, 9:17pm

Post #9 of 23 (485 views)
5! My brain is still recovering from the epicness! // [In reply to] Can't Post


Tol Eressea

Nov 6 2014, 10:32pm

Post #10 of 23 (472 views)
4. [In reply to] Can't Post

nothing is perfect...pretty darned cool though...


Nov 6 2014, 10:44pm

Post #11 of 23 (474 views)
Agree with your assessment. [In reply to] Can't Post

The CGI needs work, especially in the long shots of hordes crossing the vast landscape. Those kinds of shots were done better in the George Pal movies of the 50's.


Nov 7 2014, 5:32am

Post #12 of 23 (460 views)
I was actually quite pleased - gave it a 4 [In reply to] Can't Post

my expectations have been raised!

(This post was edited by Annael on Nov 7 2014, 5:34am)


Nov 7 2014, 7:04am

Post #13 of 23 (448 views)
Still can't decide [In reply to] Can't Post

...if hge stunning outweighs the iffy for me, so I am planting my vote firmly in the middle at 3.


Nov 7 2014, 7:22am

Post #14 of 23 (444 views)
Five for Fighting [In reply to] Can't Post

Very impressed with how personal and emotional it was.

I don't have any issues with CG shots, as I prefer not to worry about likely-unfinished aspects until I see the final product.

Ugh, every time I write about the trailer, I have the urge to watch just one more time. *opens YouTube* Angelic


Nov 7 2014, 9:47pm

Post #15 of 23 (447 views)
3. [In reply to] Can't Post

3. It was pretty good but didn't really add to my excitement about the movie. I think the first AUJ trailer is still my favourite of the whole trilogy.


Nov 9 2014, 8:14am

Post #16 of 23 (409 views)
Wow, I'm surprised! [In reply to] Can't Post

I know you weren't a big fan of DOS. What is it about the trailer that grabbed you?


Nov 10 2014, 9:59am

Post #17 of 23 (376 views)
Thinking between 4 and 5. [In reply to] Can't Post

I always have troubles giving out the highest grade ;)

Considering that I thought the Middle-earth movies have a history of mediocre trailers, it was certainly one of the best and pretty great with a great focus.

And it is quite interesting how little is actually shown, yet, you get the feeling you have seen much more... so that is actually pretty effective.

I may actually go with 5 this time.

For comparison:

First AUJ: 4/5
Second AUJ: 3/5
First DoS: 2/5
Second DoS: 2/5
Sneak Peek: 5/5
Bot5A Teaser: 4/5


Nov 10 2014, 10:29am

Post #18 of 23 (371 views)
I also thought first DOS was the weakest of the bunch. // [In reply to] Can't Post



Nov 10 2014, 7:57pm

Post #19 of 23 (356 views)
For one thing [In reply to] Can't Post

it seemed to be mostly about the battle - why the different groups are fighting - and since the story is about the battle, that seems appropriate to me. As well as the whole bit about Thorin's fall. His internal journey matters much more to me than the unnecessary addition of the Azog storyline, and the trailer makes it look like that will be emphasized. That's it, really: the trailer makes it look like PJ will stick far closer to Tolkien and not graft on his own inventions too much. I live in hope, anyway.

And I always did want to see the White Council take down Dol Gulder. I have no problem with PJ taking something Tolkien mentions and showing us that.


Nov 12 2014, 1:37am

Post #20 of 23 (345 views)
Thorin's descent [In reply to] Can't Post

From the look of the trailer, it looks as if they're going all out on portraying Thorin's madness. I'm really glad they are. It looks like it could end up being the most emotional of the films so far. There's so much drama going on between all the "good" guys.

And the White Council/Dol Guldur scenes look mind blowing!


Nov 12 2014, 1:43am

Post #21 of 23 (345 views)
Why do people not like the DOS trailer? [In reply to] Can't Post

I actually thought it was really good, even if there were some things in the actual film that I would have done differently.


Nov 17 2014, 9:23pm

Post #22 of 23 (343 views)
5 [In reply to] Can't Post

Loved it so much! Possibly my favourite of all the Hobbit trailers!


Nov 25 2014, 4:36pm

Post #23 of 23 (351 views)
Loved every bit [In reply to] Can't Post

I give it a 5 - Thorin, Kili and Dwalin!!! And of course Thorin v Azog, how can you go wrong?


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