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Demoted, indeed

Kendalf
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Jan 21 2013, 7:59pm


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Jackson's more juvenile side overwhelms the knowledge of Radagast as an Istari and does not respect it...Jackson's Radagast was an extreme mischaracterization for the laugh...It's Jackson at his worst. It wasn't funny for me...

I would like to have seen Radagast in a way that is just as respectful of the Istari as Gandalf...He should be also like Tom Bombadil - powerful, smart and comfortable with his own small area. Radagast would have been much better played as a dedicated, single-minded wizard with a keen intellect and self-purpose...I wanted to see another Istari as a peer of Saruman and Gandalf. So I feel sad for Radagast who has been demoted from Istari to clown.



Whilst I think some of the more laboured comparisons elsewhere between Radagast and Binks are a little tiresome, I think you're right here; the portrayal did demote him. A Radagast more like the one you describe here (whilst still eccentric enough to be endearing) would have been infinitely more suiting.

Oh well Unsure Here's hoping DoS and TaBA see him "promoted"!

"I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."

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If Radagast were re-thought and re-written AUJ would be a much better movie... Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 12:04am
    Audiences today Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 20 2013, 12:16am
        Yes, he looked great... Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 12:24am
            Yes... Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 20 2013, 12:31am
                Yes, it is dangerous to generalise Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 12:54am
                    Children's story Rane Send a private message to Rane Jan 20 2013, 3:34am
                Whimsy? Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 20 2013, 1:00am
                Wait, did you mean 'Whimsies'? Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 1:48am
                    It's a Sebastian action figure! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 20 2013, 3:23am
                        I know! Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 3:32am
                            Now that is an impressive movie tie-in product! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 20 2013, 4:35am
                                Ahem Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 4:44am
                                    This leaves me speechless Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 20 2013, 6:42am
                                        Sebastian is totally hogging this thread. // Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 7:13am
                                            Some digression is ok, let's not feel hedged in about it....// Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 20 2013, 7:46pm
                                    Lego! Is there nothing hedgehogs can't do? Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jan 20 2013, 4:46pm
                                    Cute// sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 21 2013, 4:47pm
                            I have a hedgehog! Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 20 2013, 2:40pm
                *gasp* The Hobbit is a FEMINE movie???? Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jan 20 2013, 4:09am
                    Oh, totally Starling Send a private message to Starling Jan 20 2013, 4:47am
                        *Mods up!* Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel Jan 20 2013, 5:02am
                        So true! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 20 2013, 5:05am
                        *SQUEEE* He's so CUTE I just want to stroke his Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Jan 20 2013, 10:34am
                    I don't think it's 80-90% right now though macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Jan 20 2013, 8:09am
                        Nope. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jan 20 2013, 10:59pm
                            I believe you imin Send a private message to imin Jan 20 2013, 11:02pm
                                Well... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jan 20 2013, 11:41pm
                                    Yeah that sounds right to me imin Send a private message to imin Jan 20 2013, 11:52pm
                                We are everywhere! lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Jan 20 2013, 11:51pm
                                    must just vary from region to region or country to country imin Send a private message to imin Jan 20 2013, 11:58pm
                                    I also suspect that... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 21 2013, 1:23am
                                        Indeed. lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Jan 21 2013, 4:14pm
                                well... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jan 21 2013, 1:20am
                                    I definitely think TORn has more females imin Send a private message to imin Jan 21 2013, 1:35am
                    Actually, hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 20 2013, 7:10pm
                        Yes, but... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jan 20 2013, 11:03pm
                    Gender stereotypes.... glor Send a private message to glor Jan 20 2013, 8:21pm
                        There's even hot orcs in this thing - SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Jan 21 2013, 1:25am
                Well, there is old smouldering eyed Thorin and his saucy nephews. Lol. AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 21 2013, 3:43am
    Radagast has grown on me lyndomiel Send a private message to lyndomiel Jan 20 2013, 1:09am
        Yup, Radagast is awesome. One of the highlights of the film. morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Jan 20 2013, 5:31am
        A nice interpretation! Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 11:13am
        I generally agree. I really could have done without the bird crap, and I think the eye crossing AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 21 2013, 3:50am
    Radie is fine. Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Jan 20 2013, 5:16am
        Very true Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 11:21am
    Sorry, but... no. morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Jan 20 2013, 5:25am
        This isn't "nitpicking" Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 11:30am
            Nitpicking morgul lord Send a private message to morgul lord Jan 20 2013, 8:02pm
                No, they're just legitimate criticisms. Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 20 2013, 9:01pm
                    Exactly Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Jan 20 2013, 9:13pm
    I would have agreed with you after my first viewing Old Toby Send a private message to Old Toby Jan 20 2013, 6:40am
        DanielLB... voted Bomby to be Raddy. . Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 20 2013, 7:14am
            By the way... the interior of Rosgobal? Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 20 2013, 8:04am
        if Radagast was played serious... hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 20 2013, 7:16pm
    Could have done with less bird poo... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Jan 20 2013, 8:37am
        At first hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 20 2013, 7:18pm
            Actually... Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Jan 20 2013, 7:37pm
    Could not agree with you more imin Send a private message to imin Jan 20 2013, 9:18am
        Put perfectly, imin Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 11:33am
            I thought he was fine... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jan 20 2013, 3:00pm
        IMO it was a great opportunity taken. Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Jan 20 2013, 6:02pm
            So you are imply i have special needs imin Send a private message to imin Jan 20 2013, 10:56pm
        I wouldn't say so. He picks up on the nature of AinurOlorin Send a private message to AinurOlorin Jan 21 2013, 4:01am
    No, he's fine as he is.... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Jan 20 2013, 9:41am
    Radagast Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Jan 20 2013, 3:02pm
    Don't think that would make much of a difference Grant Send a private message to Grant Jan 20 2013, 4:04pm
        You're absolutely right Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 4:44pm
    I've known people like Radagast Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 20 2013, 5:14pm
        A real-life Radagast?! Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 10:17pm
            Actually he always reminded me more of Tom Bombadil, Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 21 2013, 12:13am
                Bomby responds... "Don't Panic" Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Jan 21 2013, 12:30am
                    I believe this too, because Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 21 2013, 1:11am
                        The Music... Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 21 2013, 1:40am
                            oh absolutely! *makes room for AtG* Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 21 2013, 1:55am
                                My ringtone Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Jan 21 2013, 2:03am
                                    Thanks so much for the info! Loresilme Send a private message to Loresilme Jan 21 2013, 2:04am
    I love Radagast in this film grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 20 2013, 5:27pm
    In defense of AUJ Radagast Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Jan 20 2013, 5:41pm
        To each his own? Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 10:25pm
    Princess and the Pea. Chainsaw Charlie Send a private message to Chainsaw Charlie Jan 20 2013, 5:53pm
    What's your beef with the stick insect? hutch Send a private message to hutch Jan 20 2013, 7:13pm
    PJ could have had a lighter Radagast, not just THIS Radagast... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jan 20 2013, 8:38pm
        Another good point Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 20 2013, 10:40pm
    I don't think reworking Radagast is all that was needed... masinger Send a private message to masinger Jan 20 2013, 8:47pm
    Loved his character Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Jan 21 2013, 1:54am
        You've misread or misconstrued my original post Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 21 2013, 12:40pm
            Too many post lawyers // Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jan 21 2013, 4:08pm
    Call him RadaJar or JarGast JWPlatt Jan 21 2013, 6:14pm
        Demoted, indeed Kendalf Send a private message to Kendalf Jan 21 2013, 7:59pm

 
 
 

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