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  • The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey

    Well I'm not seeing it until Friday but I am absolutely stoked for this.

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy are, for me as a huge LOTR fan across all mediums, probably as close to perfect as a movie will ever get. I love them so dearly.

    So have at it folks, what did you think?
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    Apprehensive. I want them to succeed so badly but the pessimist in me is wondering how they can drag a fairly small book out into three 160 minute films.
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    • #3
      The book was...what, a little over 300 pages? That combined with the appendecies from the 'Fellowship of the ring' where they explained what Gandalf was doing when he left the party as well as some peices from 'The Silmarillion' to further explain the return of the dark lord when he took his first form and was looking for the ring on his own before being met by Gandalf, Radagast, and Saruman.

      There are good chunks of the story from other books to use, but I think for some of it theres going to be some extra character padding and lengthier battle scenes and stuff to lengthen the movies run time. Still excited to see Smaug attack on laketown, that should be damn epic.

      So we'll see what happens.

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      • #4
        Going to watch it on upcoming Sunday, excited!
        Freedom of Information.

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            http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...s-8411487.html

            I will not support this 'movie', nor will I any longer support anyone involved with these deaths. This is simply unacceptable.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Deus Flux View Post
              http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...s-8411487.html

              I will not support this 'movie', nor will I any longer support anyone involved with these deaths. This is simply unacceptable.
              ahah, in the credits there will be a soothing "no animal were harmed during making this film" with some fancy certificate. shame on them!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Deus Flux View Post
                http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...s-8411487.html

                I will not support this 'movie', nor will I any longer support anyone involved with these deaths. This is simply unacceptable.
                I actually came into this thread to say the same thing; glad I'm not the only one who is horrified by this... It's tragic enough when an animal is accidentally harmed for the purpose of human entertainment, but the fact these animals were purposely left in poor conditions, consciously abused and neglected, is unforgivable.

                I was a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and I loved the novels. They're nostalgic, to me, for all they represented during my middle school years; but, even before these reports of animal abuse came out, I was never too excited for this installment. It just failed to excite me, from the get-go.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Deus Flux View Post
                  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...s-8411487.html

                  I will not support this 'movie', nor will I any longer support anyone involved with these deaths. This is simply unacceptable.
                  Holy crap... here in the US the only issue discussed in the media is the 48fps thing. I never read anything about animals dying like that here.
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                  • #10
                    And yet people close to production have confirmed it was all an elaborate sting operation caused by PETA. So believe what you will. And many things in the past that PETA have accused things of doing have been also been decomfirmed.

                    http://www.consumerfreedom.com/2008/...ow-about-peta/

                    http://www.petakillsanimals.com/

                    http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2012...t-allegations/

                    I'm not looking to derail this thread, but please consider both sides of the story first.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Deus Flux View Post
                      http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/...s-8411487.html

                      I will not support this 'movie', nor will I any longer support anyone involved with these deaths. This is simply unacceptable.
                      Ya know, I'd agree with you...but this shit has been known online for almost a month or so now, and while tragic the fact that this arrogant PETA cunt is lying saying that Peter Jackson hasnt said anything about the animals deaths, but also the fact that PETA itself is responsible for more animal deaths in a year than this film is.

                      Not to mention the fact that the production company was in charge of the animals and not Peter Jackson himself.

                      This "article" is about as fair and balanced as fox news Deus Flux, dont go posting this silly biased garbage here. I'm with you on the fact that the deaths of some of the animals could have been avoided, but posting shit like this that points the finger in the wrong direction as well as pretty much suggesting that Jackson himself personally used a sledge hammer to each animal, is stupid frivolous bullshit.

                      Heres an article from Nov.20th when the news was first reported.
                      http://www.calgaryherald.com/enterta...483/story.html

                      Heres Peter Jackson commenting on the deaths of the animals(as to which your article said he hadn't even commented on the animals )
                      http://www.hollywood.com/news/The_Ho...eaths/44586490

                      And here is the AHA who worked on the films comment, its time to make some changes on animal treatment in Hollywood and it came down to the producers(New Linec cinema/Warner bros) basically not caring. While Peter Jackson is a producer of the series, hes also busy directing it. If you dont know how much work or time that's consuming, then that's even less reason for you to point the finger at him.
                      http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...,4102302.story

                      And when I said PETA kills more animals than it saves?
                      Here ya go.
                      http://www.thedailybeast.com/newswee...uthanasia.html

                      And here.
                      http://www.petakillsanimals.com/proof/

                      and here as well.
                      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...care-year.html

                      Who should you really be boycotting? -_-

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                      • #12
                        Jackson spent too much time having to comment on the accusations. At the premiere media day here half the bloody conference was taken up with discussion on it because knee jerk reaction dictated that people were planning a protest during the premiere. And so all the media was trying to push buttons on it.

                        After all the denying anything that serious happened there was nothing at the premiere. Just further trying to drag out more issues for the production.

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                        • #13
                          Fact is animals were needlessly killed within the process of this production. And I don't believe either organization - PETA or AHA (one has no credibility and the other has become indeed too cozy with Hollywood and got caught turning a blind eye in this case).

                          And I would have a hard time believing sites that target PETA, even if I agree PETA sucks. That would be like paying a visit to the Drudge Report and looking for the truth behind Obamacare.

                          Anyways... I think that i'll wait for the bloated DVD edition. I read the damn book too many times as a kid. So, I'm not in a hurry to see it.
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                          • #14
                            Sorry Piminister, I've forwarded Midnight showing Hobbit tickets to your address. You are now in a hurry to see it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Wrathborne View Post
                              Sorry Piminister, I've forwarded Midnight showing Hobbit tickets to your address. You are now in a hurry to see it.
                              The last time I went to a mightnight showing was when the last Indiana Jones movie came out... my brother picked me up at work and dammit... I could barely stay awake. It was horrible. Never again.

                              I'll donate the tickets to PETA.
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