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DOS trailer mash up


Jun 29 2013, 8:33pm

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DOS trailer mash up Can't Post


Hamfast of Gamwich

Jun 30 2013, 9:42am

Post #2 of 7 (187 views)
that's awesome, thanks for posting! [In reply to] Can't Post


"Durin's Heir you may be, but even with one eye you should see clearer. If this is victory, then our hands are too small to hold it. We will not enter Khazad-dum. You will not enter Khazad-dum. Beyond the shadow of the gate it waits for you still: Durin’s Bane. The world must change and some other power than ours must come before Durin’s Folk walk again in Moria.”


Jun 30 2013, 11:04am

Post #3 of 7 (180 views)
I may be no fan of the Rankin/Bass films, but that was fantastic!// [In reply to] Can't Post


"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."-Gandalf


Jun 30 2013, 11:57am

Post #4 of 7 (184 views)
really enjoyed that [In reply to] Can't Post

thanks Evil


Jun 30 2013, 3:51pm

Post #5 of 7 (189 views)
It is odd how Rankin and Bass could have illustrated some [In reply to] Can't Post

scenes well and just were absolutely terrible on others, especially characters. They obviously had no clue as to the elves. How could they have drawn them as such ugly creatures? Even resorting to a Keebler elf look out of total ignorance would have been better. The goblins were reduced to bull frog status. The dwarves were out of proportion but at least recognizable. They did better with the men and Gandalf. Smaug was ...meh, more of a wolf head than a dragon.

Wiki notes:

"The drawings frequently suggest strong resemblances to non-Tolkien characters… The goblins could have stepped out of a Maurice Sendak book. But […] the Dragon and Gollum the riddle aficionado bring some clever original touches… Whatever its flaws, this television version of "The Hobbit" warrants attention."[3]

Critics primarily focused on adaptation issues, including the unfamiliar style of artwork used by the Japanese-American co-production team, whereas some Tolkien fans questioned the appropriateness of repackaging the material as a family film for a very young audience. Douglas A. Anderson, a Tolkien scholar, called the adaptation "execrable" in his own introduction to the Annotated Hobbit, although he did not elaborate;[4] and a few critics said it was confusing for those not already familiar with the plot.[5]"

"Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, which compiles reviews from a wide range of critics, gives the film a score of 67%. This exceeded the score of the contemporaneous 1978 animated film, Lord of the Rings (50%) and equaled the rating of the Rankin-Bass sequel to both, The Return of the King (67%). Ultimately, it also exceeds Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (65%), the first film of Jackson's Hobbit series[7][8]"

Wow, to have slightly higher score than AUJ is shocking. It is an apples and oranges comparison of course on many levels but the raw score is still to be considered.



Jul 1 2013, 4:24pm

Post #6 of 7 (173 views)
Cute [In reply to] Can't Post

I dislike the RB animated Hobbit but that trailer mashup was funny!



Aug 3 2013, 9:44pm

Post #7 of 7 (128 views)
The raw score for AUJ [In reply to] Can't Post

has led me to scorn the reviews on rottentomatoes.


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