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The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

Lady_of_Rohan

Hardcore MCME-er
Oh god the name change... Why did they have to change the name...
In Peter Jackson's words,
Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo's own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we've gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced – after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the "Desolation of Smaug".
 

Ardelenia

Hardcore MCME-er
Wait, so they had considered making it just 2 movies? Why not, Peter Jackson, why not?!?
Also, does that poster mean they're going to seriously play up Bard and add some drama/character stuff/other crap to him?
 

Glov

Hardcore MCME-er
Guillermo Del Torro, who was originally making the Hobbit, planned on 2 movies. And when Jackson picked it up they ran with that idea for a while, before changing it to 3. In Hindsight, its a real shame Guillermo didn't make the Hobbit, might have been a more decent version instead of a complete sellout.
 
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Fireinferno13

Designer
Staff member
Designer
Peter Jackson is ruining everything...the Hobbit isn't supposed to be action packed...it's supposed to be about how Bilbo goes from being a lazy old hobbit to being a...less lazy old hobbit. Wow, that sounded really bad.
Okay let's be honest for just a sec. We may all sit here on the forums, bitchin and whinin about Peter Jackson, but in reality the films are still pretty good, we are all still gonna see them in theaters some one during the opening week, and we will all feel satisfied with the movie at the end!
 

Glov

Hardcore MCME-er
I'll probably go see the movie anyways, I've already wasted the money on the first two movie tickets, might as well finish it. But although i dislike them for their lore inaccuracy they are also just bad pieces of film, imo. Heck, even viggo mortensen has bitched about the films overuse of CGI and deviation from the books. But yeah yeah yeah, bitching dont change nothing, sellouts be sellouts.
 

Lady_of_Rohan

Hardcore MCME-er
I'll probably go see the movie anyways, I've already wasted the money on the first two movie tickets, might as well finish it. But although i dislike them for their lore inaccuracy they are also just bad pieces of film, imo. Heck, even viggo mortensen has bitched about the films overuse of CGI and deviation from the books. But yeah yeah yeah, bitching dont change nothing, sellouts be sellouts.
I know right! I didn't like the first two movies either. A single movie, without Tauriel and Arzog and Radagast and Necromancer, would have been much better!
 

0o0Donald0o0

Aspiring Member
There's something disheartening about a guy as awesome as Sir Ian breaking down on set because the entire scene of the feast in Bagend is done via CGI. The dwarfs & Bilbo were all 'shopped in after, which means he filmed the entire scene, sitting by himself in a room full of green. The CGI definitely gets to me, but I understand why they use it.

The movies are made to be box-office sellers and make money. To do that, the action needs to be there, and sometimes the directors do take "artistic freedom" in portraying the story on the screen. That all being said, you'll find me in the theater on release day watching that movie.
 

Lady_of_Rohan

Hardcore MCME-er
Search for 'The Hobbit: Dwarfed Edition'. I will say no more.
Thanks! I never heard of it. Sounds nice.

So they basically just downloaded the movies and cut out the parts not in the book in a program like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker. So easy.

Why did I never have this idea?
 

Portalrules333

Hardcore MCME-er
Yeah, on the subject of name change....If the movies are bad it isn't because of the name change it is because of the content, and also, as Fire said, we are all probably gonna see it anyways, (except for Smaug, that is :) )
 
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