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Just watched it, answering any questions!

macfalk
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 3:00am

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     Just watched it, answering any questions!  

I just came back from the midnight premiere of The Hobbit:AUJ. On the whole I was satisfied with the movie. There were a few alterations to the source material for sure, but at it's core it was a very faithful adaptation. I saw it in HFR 3D, next time I'll see it in 2D to compare the experience. I thought the 48 fps looked great for the most part after getting used to it after the prologue sequence!

Oh and, the film was incredibly well-paced. I couldn't disagree more about the "padding" or "slow-paced" comments by critics. The first hour was indeed slow-paced, but in a very good way - they did not rush the scenes at Bag End which was a relief,



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

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Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Dec 12 2012, 3:09am

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     There's a thread for people asking questions, [In reply to]  

if you'd like to post there and share with us?

http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=538973;sb=post_time;so=DESC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;

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macfalk
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 3:14am

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     I am sorry [In reply to]  

It's 4.15 AM in the morning and I barely looked at the other threads. Didn't realize there is a thread for this. Until this thread is closed, though, ask away whatever you all like!



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Username4242
Bree

Dec 12 2012, 3:17am

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     Couple questions! [In reply to]  

1. How faithful to the book was it? I'm not much of a purist, but did it feel like The Hobbit should?

2. Performances: I've heard Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, etc. lauded. What were your thoughts on them?


(This post was edited by Username4242 on Dec 12 2012, 3:18am)


Username4242
Bree

Dec 12 2012, 3:20am

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     And, another. [In reply to]  

What was the most obscure bit of Tolkein mythology that you caught?


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 3:23am

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     Answers [In reply to]  

1. Well, it's very faithful. The only "major-ish" change is that there is a big action set piece where the company is chased by orcs and wolves after going through the loot at the troll-hoard, and that Radagast joins up with the company at this moment for a brief time to hand over the morgul blade to Gandalf. Then of course we have the Necromancer-subplot, but that's another fiver. Very few things are cut from the book. In fact, I was pleased over the fact that so much book-material survived - many lines (many more than in the LOTR trilogy) are taking directly from the book. Even "A hole in the ground" and "Bullroarer Took and how golf was invented" survived, to my delight!

2. They were great. Armitage shows his quality from early on, and Freeman is portraying Bilbo just the way most of us wants him to.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 3:25am

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     The stone giants [In reply to]  

Not a big fan, be it in book-form or movie-form.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Simon
Rivendell

Dec 12 2012, 3:43am

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     about the 48 [In reply to]  

Did you notice Benny hills movements or this statement is a little exagerated?


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 3:50am

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     I cannot answer that... [In reply to]  

Because I don't understand what that means. Cool



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Simon
Rivendell

Dec 12 2012, 3:55am

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     LOL [In reply to]  

Tongue ...ok...wait...look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GErfzp4KujM


Altaira
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Dec 12 2012, 3:55am

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     Yes. However that thread has dropped to page 2, so starting a new one is fine // [In reply to]  

Smile


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macfalk
Valinor


Dec 12 2012, 3:58am

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     Heh! [In reply to]  

Now I get what you're saying! It's true, it felt like this for the first couple of minutes, with the scenes involving old Bilbo and Frodo. After that, I was so immersed in the story that I barely noticed anything about the 48 fps that bothered me.



The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.


Aragalen the Green
Gondor


Dec 12 2012, 3:59am

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     Apologies, I reposted the "Questions" thread, [In reply to]  

before I saw your reply, Altaira.

" 'Twas a near thing!" said Spam. "Came nigh to a-spoilin' me pantaloons."


Simon
Rivendell

Dec 12 2012, 4:00am

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     but please... [In reply to]  

It was not that fast...please...i'm affraid now! Wink ...must have some smoothness and some realism in the movements?


Altaira
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Dec 12 2012, 4:55am

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     Please see questions/spoilers thread above. Thanks! [In reply to]  

 


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase




 
 

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