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The Desolation of Smaug

Discussion in 'Film & Television' started by Sheilawisz, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    I have just added this to my Youtube favorites, what a great trailer:

    [video=youtube_share;fnaojlfdUbs]http://youtu.be/fnaojlfdUbs[/video]

    This is going to be even better than An unexpected Journey- Smaug looks great, Radagast comes back (I loved Radagast in the first movie) and... who is that Elf lady??

    I cannot wait to watch The Desolation of Smaug =)
     
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  2. ThinkerX

    ThinkerX Myth Weaver

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    'The Hobbit' rates a sequel?
     
  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I don't know that it's exactly a sequel in the usual sense. The first movie didn't get through the whole story. They've split it into three movies.
     
  4. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    That would be Tauriel. Captain of King Thranduil's guards, apparently. I'm hoping she doesn't end up being just a Legolas clone with darker hair and bewbs. That would be horribly disappointing.
     
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  5. Alexandra

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    She better not; Legolas appears in The Desolation...
     
  6. Ophiucha

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    I like Evangeline Lilly (we have the same alma mater, in fact), so I hope her character is interesting. It's always a gamble with characters that are created for the film, but Peter Jackson has always treated the source material with care, so I don't think she will be too bad. Mostly, I am excited to see the scenes with Smaug. Awaiting a second trailer to get a taste of Benedict Cumberbatch, too.

    Also, I will admit that my inner thirteen year old smiled a little when she saw Legolas. I admit I had my Orlando Bloom phase, though his character in Pirates of the Caribbean was what made me love him - Legolas was outshined a bit by Aragorn, for me, but there was still a sticker of his face on my 8th grade maths notebook.
     
  7. kayd_mon

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    I suppose I see the need for adding female characters when the source really didn't have any. I just hope Evangeline Lily does a good job. She's pretty and all that, but her acting on Lost was uneven.
     
  8. Should be good. Looking forward to seeing the wizards again, and hopefully a bit of Saruman too. I don't think Tolkien had decided this when he wrote the Hobbit, but later he mentioned how Saruman was trying to distract them from Dol Guldur while he tried to find out more, included about the ring (which we have already seen a bit of, great how difficult he was being in the White council).

    Martin Freeman is the only actor who could have played young Bilbo, and the guy who plays Balin is great too. There's also something about Benedict Cumberbatch playing the Necromancer which I know is going to work well. Just hope Tauriel isn't your typical template of warrior-who-doesn't-really-add-much-apart-from-action-scenes.
     
  9. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    Well, my friend Kat and I are hoping for one thing in particular (spoiler for those who haven't read the book):

    We hope she ends up being the one who gets drunk off her a** and lets the dwarves and Bilbo escape in barrels down the river. That would be hilarious. XDDD
     
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  10. Oh my god, that would be fantastic!! Ahahaha, I don't know how willing they would be to portray her like that, but it would make my day.
     
  11. Dr.Dorkness

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    Nice, Nice! I can't wait to see Beorn.
     
  12. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I'll just leave this here:

     
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  13. Scribble

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    While I was not completely thrilled with the first episode, I have to say I am looking forward to this one. This looks good. :)
     
  14. SeverinR

    SeverinR Vala

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    No one has seen it yet?
    Didn't it open yesterday/ LAst night?
     
  15. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I saw the midnight premiere last night. It was AWESOME.
     
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  16. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Meh. Do they really need a female Legolas? Why does Jackson and company keep making up characters or giving dialogue to characters to whom the dialogue belongs to someone else?
     
  17. Sheilawisz

    Sheilawisz Queen of Titania Moderator

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    After having watched The Desolation of Smaug in my birthday two days ago, I can finally post my personal opinion about the movie in this old thread.

    I have greatly enjoyed this second installment of The Hobbit: it's full of action, adventure and surprises, not to mention the stunning scenery and visuals... My favorite new character has been Tauriel, but the giant-bear shapeshifter Beorn was great too.

    Hey, and Smaug... What can I say about Smaug?

    Smaug should totally have a full-length movie of his own, which could be called Smaug the Terrible, Smaug is Neatness, Smaug the Terror or maybe Smaug Rules.

    This dragon is the best fire-breathing monster that I have ever seen in any movie or series...

    Smaug is so well-done that you could watch the movie just for him, and you would not be disappointed. I love dragons that talk, and on top of that, his voice was very well chosen and the dragon's personality is great. Also, the way that the fire gleams from inside his body when he is just about to attack is incredible =)

    I was surprised a little by the love-thing between Tauriel and Kili, the movie felt a bit too long (perhaps because it is setting everything ready for the final installment), the ending came at a critical moment and I wanted to see more of Radagast, but in general The Desolation of Smaug rules and I plan to watch it again in the theatre one or two times.

    You have to watch this movie, in case you have not seen it already!!
     
  18. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    I have to disagree about Tauriel. I couldn't stand her, or her romance with Kili. It sets her up as a Mary Sue. And the scene where she heals him REALLY doesn't help with that. :/ Seriously, Tauriel should not have that kind of healing ability. That sort of thing was reserved for only the wisest of elves in the original LOTR, specifically Elrond. Tauriel is a Captain of the Guard, not a healer. Plus, she's quite young for an elf, only about 600. There's no way she could come close to Elrond's skill level even if she'd been training as a healer her whole life. Elrond is ten times her age, so of course he has more experience and skill, as well as a Ring of Power to help him along.

    Smaug, however, was every bit as awesome as I hoped. :D What I didn't like was the way the Erebor scene went on and on, and how all the dwarves got involved. Let Bilbo have his moment, people! The movie is called The Hobbit, not The Hobbit and a Lot of Dwarves!
     
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  19. SeverinR

    SeverinR Vala

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    Snow Bilbo and the 7 dwarves?
     

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