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Top five favourite scenes/moments/sequences in AUJ and top five least favourite...and why. No particular order!
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Jun 21 2013, 7:14am

Post #26 of 29 (150 views)
Ok, lessee.... [In reply to] Can't Post

1-3 Everything in The Shire, especially from Gandalf's arrival to the departure of Bilbo with the Dwarves. Loved all those scenes.
4. Riddles in the dark. Brilliantly done, all the way.
5. Trollshaw. Yes, all the dwarves on the spit were OTT, but the rest was well-done.

Least faves:
1. Super-trite ending with the magically resurrected Thorin embracing Bilbo after an improbable and out-of-character scene.
2. Goblintown. Whole sequence was cartoonish and boring.
3. Anything involving Azog.
4. Rabbit chariot chase scene. Too long, too silly.
5. Stone giants. Not a single scary or believable moment. The "narrow ledge-immense fall" theme is radically overworked.

(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Jun 21 2013, 7:15am)


Jun 21 2013, 8:13am

Post #27 of 29 (123 views)
well ... [In reply to] Can't Post

Me Likey
-Riddles --- great stuff
-Good Morning! --- same
-The Unexpected party/singing/Bilbo fainting --- super
-The Dwarven backstory --- I want more
-the exchange of wagers on the morning they set out --- non canon but funny
-Radaghast --- didn't think I'd like him but gotta give props ... nutty professor to lucid and serious ... loved it

Me not so Likey
-tottering rocks and giants --- seen it before meh!
-capture in the cave --- why not the real story with the goblins suprising and snatching them up?
-Azog ... did we get away again? Won't he ever give up or is he just inept --- zzzzzzzzzzzzz
-abrupt ending --- just bad
-endless falls and spills in goblintown --- I like the design, but not the spills and thrills

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Jun 21 2013, 12:03pm

Post #28 of 29 (123 views)
Hmmm [In reply to] Can't Post

Favourite (not in any order)
1. Misty mountain song

2. Martin Freeman as Bilbo; I thought he was well cast, and liked most of his scenes.

3. Riddles in the dark was also nicely done.

4. The prologue

5. 3D effects, especially the eagles.

5a. Reading the map, simply because the waterfall looked so beautiful.

Not so favourite
1. The gross scenes- burping, trolls, etc. They seemed unnecessary.

2. I felt the Radagast sequences didn't work for me; particually the hedgehog parts.

3. Azog, I suppose. I can see they felt it needed a subplot, and I liked the whole flash back to moria, as it gave more back round to/developed Thorin's character for the film. However, I found it a bit over done, that there were too many orc chases and it became repetitive after a while.

4. Stone giants because it seemed a little...fake? Also overdone? One of those. I'm not actually sure why this part irritates me. Laugh

5. Talking of fake, that's my next point. The scenes that felt too, how would I put this, unreal looking. I think the rabbits were one of these.

But on the whole I enjoyed more parts than disliked...

Passagas the Brown
The Shire

Jun 21 2013, 4:12pm

Post #29 of 29 (141 views)
Amen [In reply to] Can't Post

Words right out of my mouth.

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