"There is no teacher but the enemy. No one but the enemy will tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. Only the enemy shows you where you are weak. Only the enemy tells you where he is strong. And the rules of the game are what you can do to him and what you can stop him from doing to you." -Mazer Rackham - Ender's Game Orson Scott Card
I hate it when people go; ''lolz radagast so silly like jar jar binks for childs''. When did silly, odd and peculiar become for children?
The more I think about it, the less I actually like the movie, although I still like it and think it's a solid film, I originally thought the movie was a good 8.7ish rating, now I am leaning more toward a 7.
It might have been because my hype for the movie being a Tolkien fan made me think I liked it more than I really did.
I'm not saying I think it's bad, it's no where close to that, it's a very good movie, it just doesn't really hit great for me yet.
I will need to wait and see the other two too see if my opinion changes again, i'm not so sure what caused me to dislike the movie more a couple weeks or so after I saw it (same happened to me after the Dark Knight Rises, Amazing Spider-Man, Brave, and Prometheus)
IMDb then Smaug will not be in the third film since he's not credited as such. I'm not sure how accurate these things are, but I accept it for now.
A week ago or so, they released a preview picture from the next movie and it showed Bilbo in a pile of gold looking surprised/scared, so unless Smaug is in both 2nd and 3rd movie they'll face him in the 2nd. For those with FB, check the official Hobbit page :>
Just saw the movie for the fifth time, but the first time with 48 fps. After reading a couple of reviews here I was expecting things to move fast, and I instantly noticed that when Bilbo is looking through his chest for his book he moved faster than before.. and after that it felt like I've always watched it in 48 fps. Nothing distracting/annoying at all. Only thing that I really noticed that changed (apart from what I just mentioned) is that it was much easier to see what happened during action scenes, which can't be anything but a good thing. No idea what critics are on about.
Saw the film a second time now, in 48fps and I would say it makes a huge difference. The clarity of scenes whenever the camera is moving, or the characters are engaged in flurries of action is infinitely superior to 24fps. The CGI is less noticeable and looks more natural, even the white orc seems to fit in more realistically when everything around him is moving at a higher speed. Yes it does seem odd to watch at first, but I found myself paying attention to individual sword swings and finer details that are normally a blurred mess at 24fps. It's almost shocking to realise just how much is lost at 24fps and that it's been the norm for so so long.
i was thinking the 2nd movie will be about smaug, and killing him, and the 3rd movie the battle of the five armies? also, got a link to this poster? :P
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Smaug will die in movie 2.
Leaving the "Battle of 5 armies" and The Necromancer for part 3
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For example when they shot the scenes for Helmdeep and build the whole fortress they took it down again only too notice they didnt shoot all the scenes right and also missed some scenes so they had to rebuild parts of the fortress again just with haste to get it done before the last movie editing to get it ready for the premiere.
Beorn, Mirkwood with the spiders, the escape from the Elven King's palace, the trip in the barrels to Laketown, the travel to Erebor, Bilbo's encounter with Smaug, the Battle against Smaug and however they choose to end it. While the third movie wont have much material. The Necromancer, the armies of Men and Elves lay siege to Erebor, Bilbo's theft of the Arkenstone and flight to the Men and Elves where he meets Gandalf, the Battle of Five Armies, the return of Bilbo. The End. I admit that's much events, but they are not very long (except for the Necromancer and Battle of Five Armies.
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There is still SO much content to cover, and that's just the book content. If you add in all the new (And parts of the story that are being done more in-depth) stuff; Dol'Guldur (Necromancer/Witch King/White Council), Azog, Goblin King ... They have MORE then enough content to span 2 movies with utter ease, especially in typical Peter Jackson fashion. Extremely, extremely glad it's 3 movies.
I, like most, have absolutely no idea where they're going to end movie 2. There's alot of stuff to achieve over the 2 movies but Unexpected Journey ended at a really nice spot to kick off into movie 2. So all I can say is simply don't be worried, PJ will find a suitable place to end it and it will be suitably epic.
One thing I just thought of.. does anyone else think its hypocritical how much some critics are bashing The Hobbit for its minute inaccuracies, while they glorified Lord of the Rings as one of the best film series of all time? That series was far, far, far from perfect.
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