Skip to comments.Arrow-wielding elves and fiery Smaug amp up action in 'The Hobbit'
Posted on 12/12/2013 5:53:02 PM PST by BenLurkin
In the male-dominated realm of Middle Earth, only a few female characters are given a chance to shine - notably Liv Tyler's elf maiden Arwen and Cate Blanchett's elf queen Galadriel in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
When adapting Tolkein's prequel "The Hobbit" into three films, Jackson worked with producers to create a new character not featured in the original book. Unlike Tyler and Blanchett's characters, the elf warrior Tauriel, played by Evangeline Lilly, is not high-born - she is a working class 'Silvan' elf, who guards the Elven kingdom.
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hmmmmm... we have a _resident just like that....
mathematically a double negative is positive
Cumberbatch, who also plays dark spirit Necromancer in “The Hobbit” films, said Smaug’s characteristics could convey a more contemporary social message.
“You could read him as some sort of emblem for all that’s gone wrong in the past decade with free market capitalism if you wanted to.
Smaug does nothing to create his own wealth but simply takes from others who were successful. He lays around doing nothing and creates a nasty smell in the residence he does not own or pay for.
Sounds more like an indictment of the typical obama voter
"You could read him as some sort of emblem for all that's gone wrong in the past decade with free market capitalism if you wanted to. His level of venality is pretty devastating and destroys him as much as the things around him," he said.
Yeah. Sure. We're just overwhelmed with an out-of-control free market. That's the problem. Uh huh.
I'm looking forward to the film, but Jackson always makes some bad choices, and his view of the world is not my view, and I suspect that Tolkien would be dismayed by much that is in (and much that is not in) the movies.
Does anyone remember the old video format which used a needle much like a stereo? You pushed the entire record and cover into it and it extracts the video disc.
I had the cartoon version of “The Hobbit” on one of those discs and it was actually pretty good. It gave me a good background on the story and I look forward to seeing the new movies.
Eh...meh. I skipped The Hobbit because it looked like they were trying to make it too much like LOTR. The clips I’ve seen of the new one look like more of the same.
Yeah, I get that The Hobbit is the precursor to LOTR. But The Hobbit novel also had a different feel and flow to it. It wasn’t the epic struggle of good and evil so much as the wonders of the world revealed to someone whose world had been quite small before. The was the charm of the book for me.
Just MHO, of course. Millions of movie goers obviously disagree with me.
either fortunately or unfortunately i do
My sister bought me the illustrated book that used stills from that movie.
Read the book it’s even better!
down down to goblin town...best song ever
It was actually full of good songs.
those 15 birds,
in 5 birch trees,
o what shall we do,
with the funny little things
Yeah, the video quality was watchable but that was about it.
They also had a lot of “skips”.
“The greatest adventure” “Chip the glasses, crack the plates. That’s what Bilbo Baggins hates”.
my dad had one for a couple of weeks
Fake but accurate?
Just had to stretch it out a bit, eh? Can’t wait to see it. I love those stories, as is. Liked LOTR but missed Tom Bombadil, the other Rangers, and the scouring of the Shire which is crucial to the point of the spreading of evil.
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