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Ye of little faith!!! I just hope the comic relief isn't too heavy on this one... I loved the slow motion depressing scenes in TLOTR trilogy.
I too find it hard to believe that they milked this into a trilogy. Greed knows no bounds...I know it's cheesy, but I still love the Rankin-Bass animated version. Had the album as a kid and John Houston doing Gandalf's recitation always gave me chills.Far over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo seek the pale enchanted gold.The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,While hammers fell like ringing bellsIn places deep, where dark things sleep,In hollow halls beneath the fells.For ancient king and elvish lordThere many a gloaming golden hoardThey shaped and wrought, and light they caughtTo hide in gems on hilt of sword.On silver necklaces they strungThe flowering stars, on crowns they hungThe dragon-fire, in twisted wireThey meshed the light of moon and sun.Far over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away, ere break of day,To claim our long-forgotten gold.Goblets they carved there for themselvesAnd harps of gold; where no man delvesThere lay they long, and many a songWas sung unheard by men or elves.The pines were roaring on the height,The winds were moaning in the night.The fire was red, it flaming spread;The trees like torches biased with light,The bells were ringing in the daleAnd men looked up with faces pale;The dragon's ire more fierce than fireLaid low their towers and houses frail.The mountain smoked beneath the moon;The dwarves, they heard the tramp of doom.They fled their hall to dying -fallBeneath his feet, beneath the moon.
Looking forward to it, and I think they slipped in the cameos by Galadriel and Elrond in well enough that it didn't look too jarring. Can't wait!Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom
As long as its good I wont complain.
It looks really well shot, but again, why on earth three films? The majority of the book's narrative got presented in the trailer. How on earth they're going to stretch it without making the whole thing seem contrived is what bothers me.I know they're going with the line of "the book's not the whole story" (show in previous trailers, not this one) which is basically giving themselves licence to add stuff to Tolkien's narrative whenever they feel like it, but is there really multiple films in the Hobbit? I'm hugely sceptical.
This comes up in every single post any time a new trailer comes out, and it's really getting annoying. I don't feel like going in depth here, but the gist of making three movies is that while the Hobbit has a singular storyline, there is a metric buttload of other story that happens offscreen during the events of the Hobbit, most prominently the story of the first Council, and the entire Necromancer arc.Gandalf _constantly_ disappears throughout the course of the Hobbit, and while the book itself does a poor job of explaining what he's doing and where he's going, the various appendices and ancillary material flesh out a ton of his story. Tolkien wrote a lot. A lot. Making it three movies isn't a stretch by any means.
Same... hard to understand how they can do 3 movies out from a book of around 200pp while they did 3 movies with 3 books of 600pp.But as someone else said, if it's good, it's alright. Good fantasy movies are quite rare.
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