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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #195 on: June 20, 2011, 08:04 PM »
Again, much like Legolas, there are absolutely no elves named in the book so why can't Jackson take some liberties with them?  I really don't get all of this angst about casting...it is a movie not a book, I want things to look at and if it is Evangeline Lilly so much the better :)

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #196 on: June 20, 2011, 10:06 PM »
Again, much like Legolas, there are absolutely no elves named in the book so why can't Jackson take some liberties with them?  I really don't get all of this angst about casting...it is a movie not a book, I want things to look at and if it is Evangeline Lilly so much the better :)

Because she's not being cast as "Nameless Elf #23" - the article states he specifically created a new role for her that was not in the book. Maybe that is not true, but if so it would seem worrisome at best. If he wants to throw her in as background filler or non-speaking eye candy, that's fine. Just don't make her a love interest for Legolas or whatever.

Just my two cents, I'm not all that fiercely protective of the Tolkien legacy like some freaks out there. I'm just worried this thing is going to end up looking more like King King than LOTR...shudder.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #197 on: June 20, 2011, 10:39 PM »
And again...none of the elves are named so why not?  They do things in the book so why not name them and cast them?  Again, I don't get the angst

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #198 on: June 20, 2011, 10:59 PM »
Part of me sees the argument more with LOTR than with The Hobbit...  The Hobbit was, for all intents and purposes, LOTR Lite...  It was intended to be an easier read, an easier story...  Liberties are cooler to me then with The Hobbit.  LOTR didn't bother me with what changes were made though...  As a different media, you almost had to accept certain changes.  Films that acted out the books line-for-line would've been more than the 3 epics that we got.

Either way, I'm a huge Tolkien fan, and I'm excited to see a new film in the genre...  There's only so much they can do, and this is pretty much the last gasp unfortunately.  The Silmarillion would never translate to a series of movies.  The Hobbit may translate far better than LOTR even did.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #199 on: June 20, 2011, 11:04 PM »
And again...none of the elves are named so why not?  They do things in the book so why not name them and cast them?  Again, I don't get the angst

Sheesh, people like you will never get it!  Next thing you know, you will be trying to give all the background characters in Star Wars names and backstories too...  ::)

I can picture it now - you'll pick out some nameless guy on Cloud City, you'll give him a name and a backstory, you'll be expecting all of us to care about him...  ::)
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #200 on: June 21, 2011, 02:23 PM »
And again...none of the elves are named so why not?  They do things in the book so why not name them and cast them?  Again, I don't get the angst

Sheesh, people like you will never get it!  Next thing you know, you will be trying to give all the background characters in Star Wars names and backstories too...  ::)

I can picture it now - you'll pick out some nameless guy on Cloud City, you'll give him a name and a backstory, you'll be expecting all of us to care about him...  ::)

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #201 on: June 21, 2011, 02:48 PM »
Oh god, here we go again.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #202 on: June 23, 2011, 09:52 AM »
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #203 on: June 28, 2011, 08:17 PM »
I'm looking forward to this more than I ever looked forward to LOTR.  I think Freeman will be very funny and charming, as opposed to Wood who had to play the straight man.  I'm also curious how they do Smaug's talking.  In the LOTR movies, the beasties didn't speak or have personalities.  Could be cool.  And I at least know that Jackson will deliver an action adventure film with style and substance.  He's earned his right to stir up the Tolkien narrative a bit.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #204 on: July 8, 2011, 07:54 AM »

the first look at Nori, Dori, and Ori

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #205 on: July 8, 2011, 11:47 AM »
The dude on the right in that photo looks suspiciously Klingon.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #206 on: July 8, 2011, 02:57 PM »
Looks more like Flargin, Dingle and Merle.  :D

JK, awesome pic! Can't wait to see more...
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #207 on: July 8, 2011, 03:14 PM »
Oin and Gloin too

I'm sure the look will grow on me but not exactly as I was expecting.

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« Last Edit: July 13, 2011, 08:44 PM by Brian »

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #209 on: July 21, 2011, 06:12 PM »
Pic of all the Dwarves together:

The Hobbit's Dwarves

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