I'm in love with Tauriel, Hobbit

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    And Smaug was awesome! And something about all that gold under the mountain just tickled my fancy. I totally understand the greed of the dwarves.

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  3. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Then you would probably also like Audrey Hepburn.

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    Am I correct?
     
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    Where was she in the book? The entire movie was a mess. Not worth watching if you are a Tolkien fan.
     
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  7. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    I enjoyed the movie. However, there's a LOT in it that I don't recall being in the book.
     
  8. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    There wasn't enough material in the book for three films,
    so they had to "improve" it a bit.
     
  9. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    But he cut some of the most interesting parts! Just to make stupid action scenes with orcs (how did they get through Mirkwood?).
     
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    lol She does look oddly ... elvish. Very beautiful.
     
  11. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    ...as does the person in the OP, only she more so. Just sayin'

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  12. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    He got one full movie I watched (part time) out of less than a third of the book, without such improvements. Sounds like he cut and eviscerated more than he added - including scenes and perspectives key to the moral core and motivation of the book.

    He did that in the Lord of the Rings, as well - making Frodo (the "best hobbit in the Shire") a wet-eyed drip and Samwise (resourceful and athletic and well equipped) pudgy and not notably competent, removing Bombadil (the key to the nature of the Obsession), having Faramir take Frodo and the Ring to his father in a destructive (and time consuming) inversion of one of the central moral decisions of the trilogy, removing the entire Scouring of the Shire (Tolkien said he wrote the entire trilogy to get to those scenes), and so forth.

    They say Smaug is a great dragon, though - and that's something we will have, like a decent dinosaur. With Spielberg out of the way a serious film of Moby Dick is now possible; likewise we now have reason to hope for a decent film version of one of Ursula Le Guin's wizard tales.
     
  13. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Ursula le Guin.
    You could be right.
    I wonder who owns the rights?

    Despite all the things that you say are wrong, The Lord of The Rings films are still brilliant, don't you think?
     
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    The Red Book of Westmarch. My favorite non scientific book of all time [truth be told it's my favorite of all time]. I agree with everything you said except I don't get "...(the key to the nature of the Obsession)..." So I'm curious. My oldest son and I went last night. There was one point where I felt like I was in the book and that's when Bilbo entered Smaug's lair. I've never been impressed with Jackson's Middle Earth. It would be more impressing if I hadn't read Tolkien for 40 years prior to seeing the movies. Great film undertaking which was worth doing. I was pretty disappointed with the revisionism you mentioned. Especially what he did to Farimir.
     
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    I still enjoy seeing.........


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  17. river

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    As do I

    But let her hair down next time

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  18. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    When they announced 3 more Tolkien movies I was hoping for the Silmarillion because I actually really enjoyed that book
     
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    Yes, Jeri Ryan was quite a looker as "Seven-of-Nine."

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