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AJtheConquerer
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It will be awesome. Very awesome.

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nichodemus
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Why didn't he die at the Battle of Azanulbizar?


The movie claimed he didn't die? Well, Bolg does appear in the battle, does he not, in the movie? Not that we know yet.
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I haven't even watched it yet, and... I'm strangely unexcited about it suddenly. They're making a three-part epos out of a small child story, and I'm starting to doubt it can come out well.

I do look forward to the Battle of the Five Armies however, but that's not for some time

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Anyway.
Watched the movie. I don't have any comprehensible words to describe the experience, but, well... I did doubt the reasoning behind stretching the story over three movies. I do not have such a doubt any more, and I am welcoming anything Jackson and crew can come up with.
The pacing and storytelling is good, the atmosphere is fitting and... I am impressed and will look forward to seeing Smaug next year(?).


Desolation of Smaug is supposed to come out next year, and There and Back Again in 2014.

I saw the movie, and it was great, especially after reading all the books. The movie and the book went pretty much hand-in-hand. Only critiques I have about the movie: The goblin scene stretched out a little long, but wasn't bad. And Gandalf and Bilbo didn't have their ring-smoking contest like they had in the book. Neither a big deal, over all the movie was great.
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I really liked who they kept you from seeing Smaug. All you could recognize were a few shadows.

A friend of mine who read the book said they invented some parts to it (i really must read this book!!). Anyway, I am looking forward to watch the next part (like some people in the cinema said: "Till next year, have a nice Christmas!" :P

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You really do need to read the book, hey did add lots of parts but it worked beautifully. I'm reading the book again since I've watched it and will be doing so again soon enough.

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I must say, the first movie was great. I was a little suspicious when I heard they were dragging it out into three movies, like butter scraped over too much bread. Alas, it was more than what I could have hoped for, being in line with the book quite well so far.

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I regret ever doubting it, I mean.

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i think the hobbs will be a good movie.
(i know its out already)

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One thing I loved about it all is Thorin, and his marvelous acting. Byronic hero.
Radagast's scenes were also cutely comical and light hearted.

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Best film of 2012 for sure.

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Saw the Hobbit, it was good, but not perfect. The first hour especially has its issues, it was a bit slow and stretched out at times. Anyway, overall it is a well made and fun movie. Definitely looking forward to the sequels.

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Saw the Hobbit, it was good, but not perfect. The first hour especially has its issues, it was a bit slow and stretched out at times.


I think the second half made up for it quite well though.
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The first hour especially has its issues, it was a bit slow and stretched out at times.

Which parts?

I suppose scenes like the meal at Bilbo's was a little long, but it seemed to set the dwarves' character quite well, including the theme. I freaking love that theme. Ormigerr. One of my favorite soundtracks this year.
I must say, the first movie was great. I was a little suspicious when I heard they were dragging it out into three movies, like butter scraped over too much bread. Alas, it was more than what I could have hoped for, being in line with the book quite well so far.

I think they're pulling material from another book on Middle Earth (forget what it's called), which is where characters like the Necromancer and Rhadagast the Brown and such come from. At least, that's what my brother-in-law told me when we saw it - I haven't read the book in years.
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Did they add parts? I mean its a 300 page book dragged out into 3 two hour movies? come on. Seriously. Thats insane.

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Did they add parts? I mean its a 300 page book dragged out into 3 two hour movies? come on. Seriously. Thats insane.

3 three hour*

Yeah, they took parts from another one of Tolkien's books. Looking it up, it seems that the Necromancer is pulled from the Quest of Erebor, and possibly some other small details from Unfinished Tales? I could be wrong.

Ironically, it sounds like the Hobbit has less details not from the entire LOTR saga than the three LOTR movies.
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