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Warner Brothers brings The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug to Blu-ray and DVD
washington examiner ^

Posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:29 PM PDT by Perdogg

The original Lord of the Rings trilogy delivered an epic series that took the world by storm creating legions of fans and movie history. With their success and the love fans have for them it comes as no surprise that Peter Jackson decided to travel back to Middle-Earth to take on the prequel book The Hobbit. Instead of making one film, he has opted to spread it out into an all-new trilogy featuring a more expanded edition of the original book. The latest installment The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the new trilogy with word that it may be more action oriented than the previous films as well as the appearance of the dragon Smaug, but does it measure up or feel forced with all the added footage?

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1 posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:29 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; fidelis; JDoutrider; Tax-chick; Altariel; Ann de IL; Aevery_Freeman; ..

One Ping to rule them all.......


2 posted on 04/03/2014 3:53:38 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Because I am a glutten for punishment I’ll be waiting for the extended edition. Yes the movie is ridiculously too long, but I want MORE dammit.


3 posted on 04/03/2014 3:55:04 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: Perdogg

I loved LOTR but I haven’t even seen the first Hobbit movie yet


4 posted on 04/03/2014 3:55:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: discostu

More like movies! Three of them. But me, too.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 3:58:10 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Perdogg

I just watched it on the plane.

Like most middle movies in a trilogy it was almost 100% exposition.

I agree with many there was no reason other than pure greed to make the smallest book in the series into a 3-parter.


6 posted on 04/03/2014 3:58:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: GeronL

Why the wait?


7 posted on 04/03/2014 3:58:32 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: dhs12345

I waited for the extended cut for the first one. Got the extended of the first 3, of course none of those were too long to start with.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 4:00:34 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: GeronL

You will enjoy the first two.


9 posted on 04/03/2014 4:00:42 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: discostu

Definitely a movie marathon if you watch all three... or all six (when the final movie comes out)!


10 posted on 04/03/2014 4:02:54 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: GeronL

It has some excellent episodes and way too much Falling.


11 posted on 04/03/2014 4:06:22 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Email your grandmother!)
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To: discostu

I was hesitant about “The Hobbit”-—not being a Tolkien fanatic-—but the first episode was terrific. I can’t wait for the second one to be released. I actually wanted to see it in the theater, but it came out opposite “American Hustle,” and my wife wanted to see that, and that’s about all the movies I go to at a theater any more.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 4:10:18 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Perdogg
So when will Jackson do a decalogy (or more) of the Silmarillion? Maybe he can also film another few movies for Unfinished Tales, but leave the final editing and reshoots to his kids.
13 posted on 04/03/2014 4:10:23 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio
The Silmarillion is virtually unfilmable - the story would have to be broken down into at least 4 films. Whether it would be worth the trouble, or whether the films would make sense are an other question.
14 posted on 04/03/2014 5:32:55 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: KarlInOhio

>>So when will Jackson do a decalogy (or more) of the Silmarillion? Maybe he can also film another few movies for Unfinished Tales, but leave the final editing and reshoots to his kids.<<

The Silmarillion would be a rough row to hoe — and Book of Lost Tales could last forever...


15 posted on 04/03/2014 5:48:13 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: PIF

The Silmarillion is by structure a bunch of only generally related stories. It would be much like filming the Old Testament as “a movie.”


16 posted on 04/03/2014 5:55:22 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

You could cover Beren and Luthien. You could do the story of Turin Turambar. You could do the Fall of Gondolin. That’s three good topics, but they’d all be pretty much in isolation. I think it would be hard to provide context and linking between films.


17 posted on 04/03/2014 6:17:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

I want to see “The Children of Húrin”. Of course Howard Shore would do the score.


18 posted on 04/03/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: freedumb2003
I agree with many there was no reason other than pure greed to make the smallest book in the series into a 3-parter.

It's a "3-parter" because no one has time to sit for a 6 hour movie.

19 posted on 04/03/2014 6:56:02 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: GeronL

I didn’t expect to like the hobbit series but it suprised me and I am hooked. Looking forward to the extended version.


20 posted on 04/03/2014 7:43:11 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: GeronL

I fear you may be disappointed, the principal reason being that the proportion of Tolkein in the new series is much smaller (as of course it would be, the Hobbit being a much shorter work).


21 posted on 04/04/2014 12:10:07 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: GeronL

It cured me of insomia. I tried to watch again, and sure enough. I fell asleep again.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 12:20:18 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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