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Holy shit. Five-minute trailer for Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas, people.


Just watched this it looks aces!
 
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THREE Hobbit movies!

I don't know whether to be excited or angry since so much of LoTR was edited out for the movies and The Hobbit was a mere slender tome compared to that story.
 
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THREE Hobbit movies!

I don't know whether to be excited or angry since so much of LoTR was edited out for the movies and The Hobbit was a mere slender tome compared to that story.



I really think it's just because Jackson is padding the story!


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THREE Hobbit movies!

I don't know whether to be excited or angry since so much of LoTR was edited out for the movies and The Hobbit was a mere slender tome compared to that story.



I really think it's just because Jackson is padding the story!


I hope it's Tolkien padding and not just 4 extra hours of CGI.
 
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I think it's Jackson messing with the storyline. I mean, I keep seeing trailers where blonde elfchickie is stroking Gandalf's face. It's been a while since I read the book, but I don't remember blonde elfchickie.

But I am in the minority in expecting a movie made from a book to actually follow the events in the books and not deviate except where it's something impossible to film.


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As far as I know the additional material comes from Tolkien's other sources (The Silmarillion etc.). Still, I'm doubtful about the whole three film thing. I don't mind Jackson's changes to the source material (even though I've read The Lord of the Rings about a dozen times, The Two Towers is my favourite film, in part because of the changes it made), but already with The Return of the King and definitely with King Kong I felt that the guy needed someone on the team to counteract his generous, undisciplined, "let's throw in this as well... and that... and that other thing... oh, and this would be great!" approach. At times he feels a bit like a kid under the Christmas tree who's completely over the moon with all the toys he got - which is great for the kid, but IMO he's a better director when he keeps himself in check at least some of the time.


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As far as I undestand it, the extra added chunk will be to do with Gandalf's extended absenses.

And narratively this does make sense. Otherwise Gandalf is forever wandering off from the party, leaving them to get into pickles before turning up like a boss, without much explanation for why he's been absent.

In LotR, it's told that at this time, the reason Mirkwood is ...murky is that Sauron (in disguise) has established himself at dol Guldor, and that its the actions of the white council that drive him out. The white council of Saruman, Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel and co.

So this, to me, makes sense.


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I never had a problem with Gandalf just wandering off and then showing up later on. I read through The Hobbit just fine without ever knowing the why behind the evil in Mirkwood. I never read The Silmarillion.


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As long as it's a well-told story, I don't much mind if he wants to use bits from other sources to fill out the gaps in the book. As long it's a well-told story.


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Originally posted by Maeve:
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Originally posted by Furious:
THREE Hobbit movies!

I don't know whether to be excited or angry since so much of LoTR was edited out for the movies and The Hobbit was a mere slender tome compared to that story.



I really think it's just because Jackson is padding the story!


I hope it's Tolkien padding and not just 4 extra hours of CGI.


The third Hobbit movie will be entirely a denouement consisting of hobbits jumping on a bed in slow-motion.

Can't wait for the director's cut!


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Uh, they're on the bed, but that ain't jumpin'.

Here are io9's suppositions of what's being added.


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Uh, they're on the bed, but that ain't jumpin'.

Here are io9's suppositions of what's being added.

There and Back Again and then There and Back Again and then . . .


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The secret added footage for The Hobbit.



 never gets old 
 
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And if you actually watched that for ten hours, you should check yourself in at a nice place with padded walls.


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This seems like a good time to repost this.

And here's a pretty good making of discussion, including a live rendition.


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Uh, they're on the bed, but that ain't jumpin'.

Here are io9's suppositions of what's being added.


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...They fight orcs who ride werewolves and giant spiders, so yeah, awesome...


Sounding more and more like King Kong to me. Wink


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OK, I'm a little disturbed about Machete Kills because Robert Rodriguez brought back one of his leading ladies from another flick, Alexa Vega, in this film.

Here is how he filmed her character in the first film they worked together.

Here is how he is filming her character in Machete Kills.


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Shocking!

Still there is about 11 years between films, isn't there?!


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The secret added footage for The Hobbit.



 never gets old 


I'd forgotten all about that! Aw, brings back many happy memories dancing round the computer with the kids. (and that feels about 11 years ago - but I reckon it's only about 5 isn't it?)


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Holy shit. Five-minute trailer for Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas, people.


Just watched this it looks aces!


I found some of the scenes in the book, although I understood why they were there very difficult to read (mostly the brutal ones which reflected the savagery of the times) and I'm not sure I'd want to watch them, even if the rest of the film is brilliant.

I'm a wuss that way.


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the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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Judge Dredd: sans cheese this time.

Comparison

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