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Feb 17 2014, 5:10pm

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you are absolutely correct but [In reply to] Can't Post

my opinion only - if I presented a character as part of a series and there were demands from the audience community to see more of him/her (I'm thinking of Tom Hiddleston here who made a big splash as Loki) then I'd be thinking really hard about giving the audience what they want, and as far as I can tell with a short amount of screen time Thranduil has been a huge success.

So it's an assumption on my part that if there were less of character X, there would be more of character Y, but I don't think it's a huge assumption. Because there just isn't that much room in a movie like TABA that has so much ground to cover. Not that PJ necessarily follows canon, but assuming he does, there are things that absolutely have to happen with key figures that will take time. I think it was RA who said the last battle alone would probably take 20 minutes, and that was a while ago. More recently we're hearing little tidbits here and there about how epic this fight is going to be, which means time has to be given to it.

But TABA doesn't HAVE to spend a lot of time w. the Tauriel romance subplot, that could potentially take a lot of time or a little, just like the "healing" scene that many feel went on too long. So if I were the filmmakers that would be one area I'd be looking at, to shave time in.

*Shrug* But PJ & co. do their thing, just like PJ thought it would be wonderful to have Radagast wear bird poo through 2 movies so far (which IMO isn't believable anyway). And they seem to think the Legolas/Tauriel/KIli dynamic is important so far. But after DOS I have faith in PJ as no-one has more pressure on him w. this being "the last movie" to get this right - it's a real legacy for him. Which, no matter what, I hope PJ doesn't try to rush through. I'd rather see TABA split between 2 films (no matter the moaning over it) than have him racing from one scene to the next.


Feb 18 2014, 3:43am

Post #52 of 52 (105 views)
Of course... [In reply to] Can't Post

... on Lost it was really ultimately a love SQUARE (once Juliet entered the mix). Tongue

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