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  #13 New January 18th, 2018 04:57 PM
I have been watching a few clips from the Hobbit on YouTube, and while I am not sure about the first two films of the three, what I have seen of the Battle of the Five Armies would have driven me right up the wall in a theater. Dwarves charging on what appears to be wild boar? The battle between the Dwarves and the Elves starting full cry before the Goblins show up? Azog being around then to be killed by Thorin, and also looking more like a Troll than an Orc, along with being the size of one? Bolg getting offed by Legolas?

Now, I will concede that as the son of King Thranduil, Legolas was probably present at the Battle of the Five Armies, but he never appears in the book version. As for offing Bolg, Beorn gets that pleasure. I did think that Beorn's arrival was quite creative, and does work.

Aside from still having my original copies of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings from 1966, along with newer copies, I also have the published background notes for the Lord of the Rings, as well as having done some work for Iron Crown Enterprises when they had the RPG license. I did like and ran the Middle Earth Role Playing system, and some of the modules was absolutely outstanding.

There are problems with the Lord of the Rings movie series, Elves at Helm's Deep being one of them, but nothing as bad as what appears to have been done with the Hobbit.

By the way, there are some differences between my 1966 copies and the latter editions of Lord of the Rings. They are mainly in the Appendices. From some comments by Tolkien's son Christopher and in Letters of Tolkien, his ideas for the First Age never fully gelled prior to his death. That shows up in the changes.
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#2 April 13th, 2018 06:02 AM
Barrel Says:
Timerover, have you read the Silmarillion?
#1 January 26th, 2018 01:08 AM
King_RM Says:
I couldn't agree more with your take on what's wrong with the Hobbit movies, though Id add that one of the things I found most irritating about the last film was the battle between Thorin and Azog on the frozen waterfall/ice flow. When Azog goes under the ice my first thought was Ah-ha! Thorin has him now, hell be slipping into shock in seconds and dead within a minute or so... Unfortunately I missed where, exactly, in the Hobbit, the Lord of the Rings books, and The Silmarillion it indicated Goblins were amphibious creatures with anti-freeze for blood. I doubt Ill pay to see another Peter Jackson film again far easier to wait for them to come to TV. BTW, I found your blog after stumbling across a thread discussing hull and bulkhead thickness in CT. I found your comments interesting and quite enlightening, as I did most of the discussion in that thread.
 


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