Whoa whoa whoa.... Why is it news to me that Billy Conolly is in this movie?
If three films is required to make essentially "The Hobbit extended edition" the ONLY edition, then I am all for it.
I mean the Illiad, the Odyssy and the Argonauts set the scene, and still do today.
(The Avengers for example : Jason and the Argonauts; Arthur and the knights of the round table: Jason and the argonauts... you get the picture).
I can't confirm or deny that he did in fact create fantasy dwarves, as I believe he got them from scandinavian mythology, but just looking at the lore of Middle Earth, it's an accumulation of mythology and stories from different cultures, all blended together with a creative spark.
The Hobbit is one of my favorite books by miles, and the adaptation to film is something I've been hoping for and dreaming of for years.
So far so good, please don't fuck this up Peter, I'd never forgive you.
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Awesome awesome awesome.
I am so glad they chose to make more out of this book than 1 movie. This way they won't skip a single detail from the book AND they can expand exciting scenes. There are alot of exciting things in the book that could be epic if the book was meant for older people, which the movies are. I expect flashbacks or whatever it's called from LOTR to connect important stuff, extended action scenes which are too short in the books and an epic adventure! Can't wait!
Saw something on reddit or /film about Stephen Colbert making a cameo in The Hobbit. Apparently it wont be the first film. Here's a link to the article I googled.
From as if we don't already have enough incentive to go see the movie:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/11/1...iew-next-monthStarting next month -- on December 14 -- Paramount will show the first nine minutes of the Trek sequel on 500 IMAX 3D screens across the country. The film won't be released until next May, so this is a real surprise, and just the third time IMAX has scored such a "first look" (and the first time for IMAX 3D). Some sequences of Star Trek Into Darkness were shot with IMAX cameras.
Yes it doesn't say specifically the Hobbit but looking at the other movies coming out on the 14th I can't see it being anything other than the Hobbit. Now, I just have to pray it doesn't snow up here and my friends will want to travel an hour to see it on an Imax screen.
What is the best way to watch the movie?
I am going to see the midnight premiere on the evening of 12th December.
IMAX is way too far from where I live and the cinemas here do not support 48 FPS HFR 3D.
So my options are:
1) normal 24 FPS 3D with terrible Czech dabing with fail voice-overs (also putting the music in the background )
2) 2D English with subtitles
Jackson filmed this as a 3D movie, so I do not know if 2D will be right. But the dabing ... eumh.
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it was filmed for 3D? Last time I heard it had been filmed 2D and the 3D was tacked on at the end. I remember the complaints that came out recently saying that the film was great but the 3D was awful and seemed really unnecessary.
If this proves to be true, I'd say 2D with Subs.
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It was especially made for 3D. One of the reasons they chose to film at higher FPS than usually. There's also a lot of video material showing how they review the filmed scenes right after shooting with 3D glasses on.
The title song played during the credits for the film is here http://www.rollingstone.com/music/ne...miere-20121112
I am blown away. Amazing song, very dwarven, with metal and forge sounds, and manly voices. Different from Lotr which had many female voices.
Love it! Love that it mentions the Arkenstone too. Is it December 14th yet?
The movie looks so different from the lotr universe we saw in the original trilogy. I'm not a huge fan of what I've seen, and this is coming from a diehard fan... the style looks kinda comical. The dwarves look a lot like what I'd expect from del Toro if he stayed on the project. I'm sure it'll be good, Peter Jackson knows the universe better than anyone else. But still...
I like the Dwarves, they each have personality. Too many beards that all look the same would be lame.