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From the DOS preview: concerns about Tauriel-Share them here!
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May 7 2013, 12:55pm

Post #26 of 34 (172 views)
Hear, hear... [In reply to] Can't Post

Brilliantly said.

Pre-Hating? based on little evidence
is another.


May 7 2013, 12:59pm

Post #27 of 34 (196 views)
After all, the Elves of the Hobbit are never rash [In reply to] Can't Post

They never do anything like tantalize starving strangers in their woods, and then imprison them unjustly, or lust after gold that is not rightfully theirs, or get drunk on their king's wine and let the prisoners escape.

It is really only in LOTR that the Elves are the perfect beings that people seem to imagine.

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May 7 2013, 1:22pm

Post #28 of 34 (173 views)
I was more concerned about Tauriel before AUJ [In reply to] Can't Post

Nothing to do with her gender, just she is a made up character in a film which already has loads of characters, i don't really feel that was needed but if done well, then it doesn't matter.

However since AUJ i don't really mind what they do - i know they won't have her do something wildly out of line with what Tolkien wrote or what they have shown elves to be like in the previous films and i doubt her inclusion will reduce the film by much if any so what's the harm? - This is going off my feeling that DOS will be quite a bit better than AUJ.

Can't say im excited to see her as i think some of the screen time devoted to her could have been better spent on other characters but i am interested to see if they get it right and how they will fit in to the story. hopefully it will all work out OK!

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May 7 2013, 4:46pm

Post #29 of 34 (148 views)
Well, you have a good point, but you entirely missed my meaning [In reply to] Can't Post

What I am saying is that it does not seem in equilibrium with the Elves of the THIRD AGE, *At least as portrayed by Peter Jackson*.

Therefore the characters you list, having no place in the story of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, are rather irrelevant to the point I was trying to make.

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May 7 2013, 5:52pm

Post #30 of 34 (138 views)
You know what I hope? [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope the Tauriel hype is much ado about nothing. I alternate between excited about a female warrior elf and scared as all get-out by another PJ tinkering.

I'm not going to stress over it. I remember before FOTR, I hated the replacement of Glorfindel with Arwen.(Truth be told, I still do.)

I remember people, myself included being especially worried about that picture we kept seeing of Liv Tyler with a scratch on her face. It was analyzed again and again..."Does she get that fighting the ringwraiths? That's just unthinkable! etc." As it ended up, she got scratched by a tree branch. Moral of the story: I'm not going to read too much into early released pieces that might be out of context this time.

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May 7 2013, 7:45pm

Post #31 of 34 (120 views)
Different sides [In reply to] Can't Post

I for one, am very much looking forward to seeing the "other" side of the Elves. And since we'll be seeing a lot more of the Elves this time than we did in LOTR, I hope we'll get more than just the stoic side of them.

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May 8 2013, 1:36am

Post #32 of 34 (94 views)
Pre-hating is going a bit too far [In reply to] Can't Post

These books are near and dear to some of us, and I can understand if people are a little concerned over these add-in characters. Anyway, the OP isn't hating, just venting, which is okay to do, better to let it out than keep it in and let it grow until it gets worse. By the time the film comes out, most of us will have vented our feelings and see the film regardless. Not pre-hating, venting.

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May 8 2013, 2:00am

Post #33 of 34 (100 views)
hmm, yeah, maybe it is just that the Sindarin/Sylvan elves are portrayed as so; much more rash than their cousins [In reply to] Can't Post

the words felt terribly wrong coming from the mouth of an Elf, who should not be coming out with rash remarks like that. Now obviously the Wood-Elves of Mirkwood are less wise than their Rivendell or Lothlorien kin, but they should not be acting like that unless it is a trait of theirs to have serious anger issues (possibly plausible, given how Thranduil is clearly seen losing it with Thorin and reveling in his authority)

Whether that Sylvan character is truly correct going by Tolkien canon however is a different matter!

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(This post was edited by Xanaseb on May 8 2013, 2:01am)


May 8 2013, 2:38am

Post #34 of 34 (107 views)
The books are near and dear to all us. [In reply to] Can't Post

The choice of how we deal with worries and concerns and what we accept or not isn't a factor of how much someone loves the books.

Choices about what we worry about and how long we worry about it and how often we poke that wound we have or perceive we might have... those are life choices... attitude choices.

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