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Hobbit trilogy positives?
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Intergalactic Lawman
Rohan


Feb 7 2017, 4:24am

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5% [In reply to] Can't Post

I honestly only think there is about 5% positive to the 95% which is downright tripe!

Bilbo was a great choice, Thorin was a great choice, Tauriel was a nice inclusion, Laketown had a nice design...but that is about it!


FrogmortonJustice65
Rivendell


Feb 13 2017, 6:08am

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Certain scenes in the Hobbit trilogy are more or less as strong as any content from LOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

- finding Sting + Bilbo and Gandalf conversation about mercy
- Riddles in the Dark
- the butterflies scene / spiders sequence
- Inside Information
- the return to Hobbiton

Freeman, Armitage and McKellen deliver excellent performances.

Lots to appreciate about the Hobbit trilogy despite its flaws - I've returned to this board for the first time in a while, and I see there is still plenty of undeserved vitriol being directed at these films.

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Omnigeek
Lorien


Apr 16 2017, 7:40am

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Good Morning, soundtrack, and Last Goodbye [In reply to] Can't Post

The Good Morning scene and Howard Shore's soundtrack. I was excited by the opening but it all went downhill after that, starting with undwarven Dwarves until the end. I will say I loved Billy Boyd's Last Goodbye.


Paulo Gabriel
The Shire

May 31 2017, 1:51pm

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The Good Morning scene and Howard Shore's soundtrack. I was excited by the opening but it all went downhill after that, starting with undwarven Dwarves until the end. I will say I loved Billy Boyd's Last Goodbye.


Even the ''Good Morning'' wasn't 100% faithful/verbatin to the book, but some of the so-called 'purists' still like it to a great degree, curiously.

But I agree with you that Howard Shore's score for the trilogy is THE best thing to come out of it, whether you are more of a book-fan or more of a movie-fan.

I also like Billy Boyd's song, and the ending credits in gereral, which very ingeniously mirrored those of LOTR.


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Omnigeek
Lorien


Jun 20 2017, 12:17am

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The Good Morning scene and Howard Shore's soundtrack. I was excited by the opening but it all went downhill after that, starting with undwarven Dwarves until the end. I will say I loved Billy Boyd's Last Goodbye.


Even the ''Good Morning'' wasn't 100% faithful/verbatin to the book, but some of the so-called 'purists' still like it to a great degree, curiously.

But I agree with you that Howard Shore's score for the trilogy is THE best thing to come out of it, whether you are more of a book-fan or more of a movie-fan.

I also like Billy Boyd's song, and the ending credits in gereral, which very ingeniously mirrored those of LOTR.


Contrary to what some may think, I haven't approached adaptations as a purist. The Rankin-Bass cartoon departed frequently from the text, ranging from changing how the Unexpected Party developed to completely deleting Beorn to killing half of Thorin's Company but it kept the SPIRIT of the book. Some sources say R-B submitted the script to Christopher Tolkien 8 times before they got his seal of approval -- they probably didn't hae to do so by contract but it's telling that they wanted to do it. Jackson's take on "Good Morning" was similar -- it kept the FLAVOR of the moment (which IMO is why so many "purists" still like it).
What got me with the new trilogy were the very many departures they made, from costuming to script, that were completely unnecessary. Beardless dwarves, puerile humor, a stupid love triangle, and a side story with a dead character were all unnecessary and detracted from a much-loved story IMO.
I will agree that the credit roll for the final movie, including Billy Boyd's song, was genius.

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