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Title: The Hobbit
Post by: Mr. Wizard on April 17, 2011, 12:28:01 pm
https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150223186041807&oid=141884481557&comments

THE HOBBIT begins filming. The movie is broken up into two parts. Its being directed by Peter Jackson.

THIS IS THE EXTENT OF HUNAM KNOWLEDGE.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Brandonazz on April 17, 2011, 01:00:09 pm
Two parts to cash in like Harry Potter or because they realized that the rest of the series is composed of disjointed-too-long films?
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Mr. Wizard on December 02, 2011, 04:55:53 pm
HEY GUYS

THE DWARVES
(http://i.imgur.com/I9IHz.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/I9IHz.jpg)
Nori, Fili, Dori, Bofur, Gloin(Gimli's Dad!), Dwalin, Thorin Oakenshield, Balin(Too Greedily and too deep?), Oin, Bombur, Bifur, Ori, Kili

There are also 4 production videos now. (http://www.facebook.com/video/?id=141884481557)

I AM SO HAPPY
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 02, 2011, 05:50:09 pm
Definitely check out the production videos if you have the time. They're pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Kitkat on December 02, 2011, 06:44:11 pm
I thought that it was supposed to come out this year  :-\

Of course, that information was from over two years ago.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on December 20, 2011, 09:11:57 pm
YES!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTSoD4BBCJc

Better yet, go watch it in HD and full screen.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Mr. Wizard on September 19, 2012, 11:31:31 am
NEW HOBBIT TRAILER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYz0JWJioOM

FFFGGHHFGHFGHFGFGHFGH
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on September 19, 2012, 01:59:23 pm
My sentiments exactly!
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on September 19, 2012, 10:52:23 pm
BIBBLE BOBBIT
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Post by: Neoadept on September 20, 2012, 10:04:55 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxSpGd5OUsg
The trailer has alternate endings.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on September 21, 2012, 04:50:13 pm
Hopefully the movie does, too!
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on December 15, 2012, 01:13:05 pm
Anyone else seen the movie yet?  It's really good!  It's not Lord of the Rings, there is of course a bit more slapstick since there's 13 Dwarves, and you can definitely tell Guillermo del Toro was involved.  And it's really good!

Though I'm not sure about Radagast being ****faced the whole time.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 16, 2012, 04:15:29 pm
Saw the movie yesterday and thoroughly loved it. The writers did a very good job including supplementary material throughout the movie and laying out the groundwork for character motivations and just general reasons for people being where they are (or are not). As well, the tweaks they made to the canon were done well and in my opinion were acceptable.

I am referring to Azog, mostly. According to canon he is beheadded outside of Moria by Throin, rather than just losing an arm. And while the losses of the Dwarves are great, but they refuse to enter Moria because a) it isn't their home and b) Durin's Bane lurked within... you know, the Balrog.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Brandonazz on December 17, 2012, 09:14:12 pm
Just saw this, loved it.

I will never get tired of Gandalf's badassery.

Also back off Radagast Inkling, he was my kinda guy.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 17, 2012, 09:18:15 pm
Agreed. Don't be such a sour man, Saruman.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 18, 2012, 04:05:11 pm
Pat you're the Legolast person who should be trying to make puns.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 18, 2012, 04:15:03 pm
Oh yeah... well you're a... you... you can... SCREW YOU!!

*runs away*
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 19, 2012, 12:13:29 am
I'm Gladriel we had this chat.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Oviraptor on December 19, 2012, 06:10:00 am
Hard to break the hobbit, Sam?
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Cobra on December 28, 2012, 07:46:19 pm
Krakow Samwise cracking again I see.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: sgore on December 28, 2012, 09:34:22 pm
I saw this movie and my feelings are that it was enjoyable. I haven't read the book, unfortunately, but my interest has certainly been sparked.

Beyond that, I think it could have used more giant birds rescuing everybody always and less lack of giant birds in nearly every other part of the movie except for the parts with giant birds.

I'm not saying that I didn't enjoy the parts without them. I'm only suggesting that this movie would have been considerably more emotionally fulfilling and personally resonant had all the characters been giant birds instead of only some of them being so.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: eropS on December 28, 2012, 09:38:13 pm
I didn't like that part. Like, why the heck didn't they just take the birds from the start?


I really liked the movie, though. Was super bummed when it ended as I didn't know it was a three part movie and was expecting a full story that I did not receive haha.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 28, 2012, 10:30:35 pm
The thing with the Eagles is the same sort of thing people complain about in Lord of the Rings. If you want the simple answer, Gwaihir the Windlord (greatest of the Great Eagles during the Third Age) doesn't want to get roped into things that don't concern him and his kind. That said, Gandalf is a dear friend and is able to encourage his help on a few occasions. One of those favors is called in during The Hobbit, though according to the canon Gwaihir is not part of the group that rescues Thorin and Co.

And just to keep some of you clever people out there from saying silly things... no, the Eagles would not have flown the group to the Lonely Mountain. It is not their business and they were only helping out as a favor to Gandalf. Moreover, NO NO NO they would not have flown Frodo to Mt. Doom to dispose of the ring. That would be nuts. The Nazgul can be considered equals in terms of flight and combat prowess. And as soon as the Ring crossed over into Mordor, Sauron would have detected them. The Eagles are out of place in Mordor and very easy to see. The task required secrecy and with the Nazgul patrolling Middle Earth the Eagles would have been spotted well-before making it anywhere near Mordor.

:|
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: sgore on December 28, 2012, 10:55:13 pm
That makes a considerable amount of sense, actually. Thank you for that.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: eropS on December 29, 2012, 12:42:17 am
Yeah I can see that for LotR. But  why didn't the eagles just take them all the way to Ironforge instead of dropping them off impractically on the top of a mountain yay distance away?
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 29, 2012, 01:11:03 am
Because they aren't going to tussle in any way, shape, or form with a dragon. Smaug is the most powerful dragon in the Third Age. In fact, Gandalf's entire mission is to get Thorin and Co. to deal with the dragon because he is worried that Sauron could form an alliance with it. Together they would become nearly unstoppable and it would have thrown his entire plan out of whack. Combined with his suspicions concerning Saruman and his seemingly intentional desire to drag his feet in any and all matters concerning Sauron/Necromancer and it is clear why the Eagles want no part of the larger goal of Thorin's quest and why Gandalf would not try to impose it upon them.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Haseri on December 29, 2012, 07:08:28 am
Also the people of that side of the Misty Mountains shoot at the Eagles.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: /lurk on January 18, 2013, 08:33:32 am
Alright so I saw this movie. What I would want from it is more Dame Edna Everage and less TEAL AND ORANGE during the climax.

Aside from that is pretty good yeah.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on March 27, 2013, 10:40:35 am
LURK GODDAMMIT! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT TEAL AND ORANGE?
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Mr. Wizard on December 14, 2013, 12:01:18 am
I saw the new Hobbit. Did everyone else really enjoy the Elf-Dwarf Sex scene?
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 20, 2013, 02:13:40 pm
more like the longbit am I right
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on December 20, 2013, 03:15:10 pm
The action scenes were still a bit too over the top in some places, the same as they were in the first one when running away from the goblins.  But Smaug was just about perfect, and that's the important part

But the most surprising thing?
There are pugs in Middle Earth.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Flisch on December 29, 2013, 08:12:00 am
Personally I didn't like the ending. It's just some massive, unnessecary cliffhanger. I would have prefered it if the movie was closed in itself, with its subplot completely resolved, just like in Part 1. If it were me, I would have ended the movie when the fellowship the dwarves entered the mountain and Bilbo is told that he has to search for the arkenstone.

But otherwise, the movie was very enjoyable. I liked it more than Part 1, actually. It seemed a bit less goofy.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Brandonazz on December 29, 2013, 01:09:34 pm
I agree about the cliffhanger being kinda rough, but I honestly would rather have it and Smaug than no Smaug at all.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Celdur on January 05, 2014, 07:07:46 am
well i'm pretty sure they could have made it into 2 movies rather than 3.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 05, 2014, 09:28:25 am
Or even one movie.


I liked Smaug, which is what I saw the movie for, the rest was pretty poo.

So much pointless filler. Oh man, Bilbo is finally going to meet Smaug! This would be a good time to see what Bard's family is up to! Wait, what?

Also the plan the dwarves had to deal with Smaug was aaaabsolutely preposterous.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: PatMan33 on December 15, 2014, 12:10:06 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxdCIf91mcQ

Soon.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on December 15, 2014, 12:36:23 pm
The man is a Legend.

And I can't wait for the movie.  Due to hanging out with multiple groups over the holidays I'll probably end up seeing it three times.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: LadyM on December 17, 2014, 05:12:02 pm
Saw the movie Monday night in a marathon of all three. It was amazing. Go see it. Non stop action. I was crying at the end. So much emotion.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Flisch on December 26, 2014, 08:47:54 am
The third part was great, make no mistake, but I can't help but feel it really should have been 2 movies, instead of three.

Also, I think that the death of Smaug was the most anticlimactic thing ever in the entirety of cinema history. They had us really wait an entire year for 15 minutes? Like, really really? And then Smaug literally dies on the first try? o_O
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on December 28, 2014, 09:58:30 pm
If memory serves, it was fairly anticlimactic in the book, too.  But I need to go back and read it.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: eropS on January 01, 2015, 11:28:48 pm
They should've ended number 2 with smaugs death and started three with the laketown pilgrimage

Fun movie though, pity the only dwarves with character development are the ones that die
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Cobra on January 27, 2015, 04:40:04 am
Saw with the wife as it was a traction she had with her Grandma to see LotR. I kept it up for her with Hobbit. I to agree smug might as well have died at the end of part 2
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Ultimatum on January 27, 2015, 06:06:32 am
Where the hell did those worms come from?
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Brandonazz on January 27, 2015, 06:51:01 am
The ground.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: Inkling on January 27, 2015, 09:25:05 am
Smug the Dragon?  ...Actually, that's not all that inaccurate.
Title: Re: The Hobbit
Post by: eropS on January 27, 2015, 11:17:23 am
Where the hell did those worms come from?

I believe you have to first have a drone evolve into one.