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The Battle of Five Armies
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Rolfina
Rivendell


Mar 6 2013, 9:18am

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Well, just lower your expectations then. [In reply to] Can't Post

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I know, that's not easily done. But I wouldn't worry too much about it if I were you. I have a feeling it will be AT LEAST every bit as great as the battles in LotR. Film battles usually bore me out of my mind, but those I liked.


imin
Valinor


Mar 6 2013, 11:45am

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I would say lower your expectations [In reply to] Can't Post

But i think seeing as you love all PJ's previous M-e films i think you will like his final one. I am hoping he doesn't go OTT for the BoFA but i have a feeling he probably can't do that for you for this battle, lol.

I do think this battle is special, what with the circumstances of how it came to be and then also for the different groups involved. I think PJ will certainly take it to the next level.


dik-dik
Lorien


Mar 6 2013, 12:54pm

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Re: snow and fights in BoFA [In reply to] Can't Post


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I was thinking about the the big 'end' battle. How can it be special? Without getting bigger and undoing the Battle of The Pelennor Fields? They can't use big siege weapons etc.. I read several interviews that it would have some aerial fighting - some dogfights. And PJ loves them so they will be there..


I wouldn't like this battle to supersede Pelennor and Black Gate in scope. With Lake-town destroyed along with most resources, and the Wood-elves not being prepared for such a battle (unless Thranduil had a gift of foresight or something), and presumably unused to fighting in the open - I can't see the good-side participants (save Dáin's dwarves) putting up such resistance as experienced Gondorians and Rohirrim.
But aerial fights sounds interesting. We've seen fell beasts vs. eagles - it makes me wonder what giant bats vs. eagles would look like.


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I didn't think of this, but a snowy battle is great. Just try to imagine: Wind, snow, frozen beards of the dwarves. The orcs coming down the mountainside. The boars of the cavalry storming through snow... Great imagery...
What do you think?


As long as there's not too much snow (after all, a charge of Dwarves in deep snow can't look very epic, I imagine), there should be some powerful scenes. If loads of snow are involved, I'd like to see someone from the goodie camp arrange for an avalanche to destroy an orc contingent; the less gore, the better, as far as I am concerned.
I'm still bothered by the boars though. I'd personally prefer original battle sequences on the mountain slopes than yet other bizarre mounts (don't the HoME books say the Dwarves weren't particularly good with animals?).

"A journalist once asked me what I would like my epitaph to be and I said I think I would like it to be 'He did very little harm'. And that's not easy. Most people seem to me to do a great deal of harm. If I could be remembered as having done very little, that would suit me." ~ Paul Eddington


Ham_Sammy
Tol Eressea

Mar 6 2013, 2:43pm

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June and July [In reply to] Can't Post

The actors arrive at the end of May. Pickups are all June and July so yep this will be Winter in NZ and I would expect to see snow.

Thank you for your questions, now go sod off and do something useful - Martin Freeman Twitter chat 3/1/13

(This post was edited by Ham_Sammy on Mar 6 2013, 2:44pm)


imin
Valinor


Mar 6 2013, 2:49pm

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Yay! Sounds like it is going to look magnificent! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


jtarkey
Rohan


Mar 6 2013, 8:27pm

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It probably won't live up to my expectations [In reply to] Can't Post

But I can still dream!

"You're love of the halflings leaf has clearly slowed your mind"

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