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Bilbo over six films


Dec 5 2013, 7:21pm

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Bilbo over six films Can't Post

It will be very interesting one day to finally be able to see all extended versions of the six films back to back over a weekend.
Im glad PJ gave Bilbo such a prominent role also in LOTR. It will mean so much more to us to see him old now that we have seen his incredible adventure as a younger man. And can you imagine not having tears at the end of ROTK when Bilbo is a very old man?


Dec 5 2013, 7:36pm

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I recently re-watched FOTR [In reply to] Can't Post

I have to say, the way they blend these trilogies together is a great success IMO. I love the beginning of FOTR with all the references to AUJ (and they are many - even with two more movies to go!) and it makes the Shire sequences way more rich. It is executed how it should be, critics may complain about AUJ and how it is a LOTR-all over again-but-for-kids-movie but I will never understand why they think that's a bad thing.

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(This post was edited by Bernhardina on Dec 5 2013, 7:36pm)


Dec 5 2013, 7:42pm

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It's going to be even more emotional hearing Bilbo's last line in the films.... [In reply to] Can't Post

.... "I think I'm quite ready for another adventure."

How absolutely perfect. Laugh

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Dec 5 2013, 9:03pm

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This [In reply to] Can't Post

is ultimately what I am most excited about regarding the new trilogy.
I doubt that in the end The Hobbit will be 'better' or be an instant classic in the way that LOTR was
what I think The Hobbit trilogy will do wonderfully is make LOTR an even better and more powerful trilogy to watch.
I am thrilled that PJ and co are taking us back to Middle-earth with this incredible story, and I really think it is going to enhance the LOTR watching experience.

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Dec 5 2013, 9:28pm

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Where is Bilbo in TTT? // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Dec 5 2013, 9:53pm

Post #6 of 11 (246 views)
he is... [In reply to] Can't Post

in our heart Wink

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Tol Eressea

Dec 5 2013, 11:03pm

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That last line [In reply to] Can't Post

is delivered very well....I also love the hobble/shuffle Bilbo does at that point....bit of a spring back in his step it seemed to me....

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Dec 5 2013, 11:06pm

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I actually found Bilbo's appearance at the end of ROTK to be distracting [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't really like the way they aged him think it would have been better to have made him look less 'aged'.

In FOTR, though, he was great.

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And can you imagine not having tears at the end of ROTK when Bilbo is a very old man?

Tol Eressea

Dec 6 2013, 12:09am

Post #9 of 11 (186 views)
One of the true joys of the new trilogy [In reply to] Can't Post

is Martin Freeman's Bilbo. And it's only going to make Ian Holm's already great Bilbo that much greater. It's going to be awesome to finally watch all six films (the EEs of course) in one sitting, and see Bilbo from a tiny little boy all the way to an old, old man. And i will do this-- all twenty plus hours.

(This post was edited by sauget.diblosio on Dec 6 2013, 12:12am)

Tol Eressea

Dec 6 2013, 12:21am

Post #10 of 11 (167 views)
Old Bilbo [In reply to] Can't Post

I felt the aging looked to overdone as well. The hair and the facial crags were too much. They could have done a much better job IMO.

The emotional weight was there. But yeah, the aging prosthetics they did I didn't think were the best.

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Dec 6 2013, 10:39am

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Ooooh yes!! That one's really lovely // [In reply to] Can't Post



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