**SPOILERS**… The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug… Discuss!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Your thoughts on the second Hobbit movie!
    I hate the changes : (4 votes)
    16 %
    I don't mind the changes, they are ok : (7 votes)
    28 %
    I really like the changes! : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Kili is good lookin'... its ok with me! : (7 votes)
    28 %
    DWARVES ARE NOT HOT, THIS IS WRONG. : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Oh, its wrong... but I don't care!!! : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Sunnyday278:  I handled all the changes just fine, but the one thing I rolled my eyes at was the love story. I feel like it is entirely unneccesary to force a romance into a story that does not already have one.

    I think my favorite part was when Legolas called baby Gimli ugly (when he looked at the picture). lol

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I always thought the Hobbit was a boring book, so when I heard it was going to be made into a dozen movies I was thinking the movies were going to be SO BORING. So, the addition of all the background and Necromancer stuff is VERY welcomed!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I loved the original cartoon and the book. I don’t like it when movies don’t stay true to the source material, but I still very much enjoyed the movie and will happily see the next one.

    I am rubbed the wrong way by what seems to be their motivation for making these changes, which would be to simply have enough material for a trilogy and to turn it into a cash cow.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Sunnyday278:  I’m one of those nerds who sat through all the LOTR movies going “but X wasn’t in the book! OMG those jerks left out Y!” 🙂 So I was pretty freaking annoyed at the added “romance” storyline. But I generally don’t like and will not willingly watch any romantic films (my taste runs to action/horror) so I’m not your typical female moviegoer… I do understand they were trying to make it palatable to a broader audience.

    Post # 9
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Sunnyday278:  GOD Tom Bombadil is SO BORING.  I was so glad they left that out of LOTR.  Can you imagine what the non-Tolkien people would have thought if they saw Fellowship with that in it?  Yeah the movies would NOT have been as popular at all.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @Sunnyday278:  I decided that including Legolas was okay, because he is an elf from Mirkwood. It is entirely plausible that he was there as one of the random elves in The Hobbit and we just didn’t meet him. Obviously they did it for the $$ but I’ll let it slide.

    Some of the changes were a little odd, but I actually enjoyed the fight scene while they were in the wine barrels. It totally didn’t happen in the book, but I thought it was a cool scene and I love the effortless fighting styles of the elves.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @peachacid:  many of us LOTR geeks don’t think anything in the books is boring and were a little disappointed at every little bit that was left out. 🙂 I do understand things had to be cut in order to make the films a commercial success though. My fiance has a more “normal” taste in movies (if a drama or a romcom is playing at our house, it’s a safe bet I didn’t choose it) and he can’t even make it 30 minutes into The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey without falling asleep. 🙂   

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Sunnyday278:  I enjoyed the movie for what it was, a movie. 

    I loved the books and never assumed the movie would stay true. I actually enjoy when they change things up and give their spin on a good story because it creates another good story! 

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m annoyed they’re stretching it out into 3 movies as the plot of the story didn’t go very far throughout the second movie. ie ‘we’re travelling to the mountain to get that one gem…we’re at the mountain we still don’t have what we came for’ The barrel scene was pretty awesome, and I don’t mind the romance bit, but a lot of the movie just felt like filler to me.

    I think my biggest problem with them stretching out the series is that they delayed Sherlock for a whole year!! I’ll admit it I like Sherlock better than LOTR 😛

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