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Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!!
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#48503
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
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I am not as strict as Harnaloot but I understand his sentiment....I see the movies as one of the interpretations of Tolkien's writings...I also would not rule them out being made again in our lifetimes...you never know...I for one would prefer a version with less emphasis on action scenes and a little less on humor...yes, I know there is humor in his writings but it is not a comedy eh? I should say, I was happier with the depiction of the Wargs in this film as they were more Wolf like rather than prehistoric beast...

I also agree with Feymous and others that the film will appeal to JRR fans more than to the general public or even to casual JRR fans...for me it was fun to see the extra bits, I liked that the most because it was new to me...confessing that I have not perused the index's extensively like many fans seem to have...I have only read the Hobbit 3-4 times over the years, every 5-10 years it deserves a new re-looking at because it's so marvelously written...as is the LOTR of course...but i am not a professor, and am more of a visual person than a writer or researcher or historian, not to put any of those professions down as they are grand...(sorry Harnaloot, no Sindarin)

Anyway, I felt a little like emptiness that what I saw was not enough even though, yes, it felt a little long winded at the same time...I must also factor in that it was 3am when I tried to digest it all...I saw it in 24fps non 3-D as I am old school...but i will next time see it in 48 and 3-D as well...

I wonder If part of my letdown was because many of the scenes were places and people I had seen before and were not therefore as fresh and awe inspiring? The Dwarves were OK, my favorite part was the kitchen scene at the begining, that was really awesome...Saruman and Radagast the Brown were great, although I think Radagast was at times too silly for my personal taste...perhaps I am forgetting that this was a childrens tale? I have also heard somewhere whispers that Tolkien had meant to re-write it in a more serious tone? personally I like it the way it is, and like the way the entire tale from the Hobbit to the LOTR to the Silmarillion gets more and more serious and weighty as it is told...sort of like appealing to the various stages of my own age brackets...still waiting for myself to mellow out so that I can get through the Silmarillion...it's beautiful but it's quite a read...

My other critique is that I think that the actor's in the LOTR were more appealing...they had higher Charisma scores so to speak...this Bilbo Baggins has not won me over yet...not like Elija Wood and cast did from the get go...anyone else feel that way? Perhaps my feelings shall change on that by the second and third, so I am still going to give them a chance...

Overall a 89% from me out of 100% but definitely worth seeing at least 3 times in the theatre, and eventually a dozen more at home on blue ray....
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#48504
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
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Another note...Gollum was great! jackson is at his best here...

Also, I want to add again that the action scenes are really over done in my opinion, especially the whole stone giants part...that definitely could have been shorter or edited out....over the top, as Jackson is often prone to do...he needs to learn from Spielberg...

There is a great review by Scott in the New York Times although he is a little harsh and very unforgiving...lol...
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#48507
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
I have seen it twice now, and it leaves me... dissatisfied.
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#48510
Re:Heading to the Midnight Line of the Hobbit!!! 2 Years ago  
I feel I have to write a comment to the movie and the posts of the fellow DF enthusiasts here in the forum.

I have been to the movie last friday very late after work and it has blown me away. It was the best movie I watched this year and by far the best I had the time to watch in quite some time. I admit that thinking and looking close to a dwarf may make me quite biased, but still in my humble opinion, this movie had all someone and especially the readers of this esteemed forum may wish for.
It was epic, with bold adventurers, humour (which I find should be a good part in every adventure), dwarves, heroic deeds, evil villains, crazy wizards, an epic quest, a dragon, fantastic landscape, dwarves, trolls and even a fair maiden. Did I mention dwarves?
I got some goose bumps when the tale of woe for the people of Erebor was told, I nearly cried when Thorin started his song Far Over the Misty Mountains Cold, I cried out loud when the battle for Moria was spun, I despised the elves, and laughed about Radagast no more when he distracted the Warg Riders.
This movie has me thinking a lot and got me inspired to paint a lot of terrain recently which I will present here soon in another thread. To all those critiques I have but one question. Did you enjoy the movie? Would you have enjoyed it with a title that had nothing to do with Tolkiens world?
For my part, I felt right at home from the beginning, just like returning home after a lot of time and meeting old friends again. The soundtrack, the looks exactly like in LotR.
One thing is sure. My RPG games will have a lot more epicness and dwarves in it in the near future...
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#48511
Dragon sized treasure piles 2 Years ago  
Any chance DF will release a dragon sized treasure piles set so we can fill our dragons treasure horde with treasure worthy of Smaug looking for hobbit thievery on our gaming tables this next year?;-)
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12x cavern ks sets
6x lava river ks set
5x lava cavern ks sets
1x wicked cavern ks set
1x stalagmite cavern set
12x hellscape #1sets
10x hellscape #2sets
2x resin ice cavern sets
6x gametile ice cavern sets
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Hoping for more lava and ice tiles in the future!
 
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