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Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« on: June 12, 2013, 11:18:57 AM »
Trailer for the new Desolation of Smaug movie was released today
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Find it strange that Legolas has blue eyes in this trailer, I seem to remember him having brown eyes in the LOTR films...

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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013, 11:55:07 AM »
Not overly impressed to be honest. I'll still watch it, and enjoy it as well I guess. Thanks for the link though

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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 03:13:23 PM »
released today
It was doing the rounds on FB yesterday. I quite like it. For some reason there has been a lot of bad reaction on these films, but they're fun so I do not see the probelm


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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 04:56:54 PM »
For some reason there has been a lot of bad reaction on these films

Most hard-core Tolkien fans are not particularly fond of the "creative changes" that Peter Jackson makes to the original stories. The appearance of Legolas in the Hobbit has given rise to some murmurings, but I expect that it is the invention of the female elf warrior Tauriel, who appears to actually be capable of drawing a bow while leaping in the air, that is causing the most consternation.

Female elves simply do not run around swinging swords and shooting arrows in Tolkien.

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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 09:57:06 PM »
I thought women didn't exist in middle earth?
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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 10:48:10 PM »
I thought women didn't exist in middle earth?
They're in the appendices (which, IIRC, are somewhere just up and to the left of Rivendell).
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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 10:49:38 PM »
I'm not a hardcore Tolkien fan, and I still don't like what Jackson's done with the movies. It's all too much over-the-top cartoony action and really dumb dialogue which, for me at any rate, makes it unwatchable. The man may be a Kiwi, but he's pure Hollywood: that "Barrel Battle" is a prime example, and looked especially stupid. And of course all the 300-style jump attacks...
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Re: Desolation of Smaug Trailer out
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013, 12:16:22 PM »
I'm not a hardcore Tolkien fan, and I still don't like what Jackson's done with the movies. It's all too much over-the-top cartoony action and really dumb dialogue which, for me at any rate, makes it unwatchable. The man may be a Kiwi, but he's pure Hollywood: that "Barrel Battle" is a prime example, and looked especially stupid. And of course all the 300-style jump attacks...

Jump attacks I could probably live with, but drawing a bow while executing that kind of leap? That I really find a little too far over the top. I know it's supposed to be a fantasy world, but is there really a need to insert such things to make the movie work?

And yes, the "Barrel Battle" does look silly.