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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard How great that you're still fond of the books you read as a child. It's proof that old hobbits die hard.


message 2: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Hahaha nice pun there. What's your take on the trailer?


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard It does what it sets out to do, by making me want to see the film. I agree that it seems darker in tone and closer to the LOTR films.

The last line of your review made me chuckle.


message 4: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Nice to see some folks are laughing


message 5: by Bev (new)

Bev My 8 yr old just read it and loved it.


message 6: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington I assume the book and not my review. The book is a great novel to read as a young kid. It makes for the perfect entry into Middle Earth.


message 7: by Richard (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "I assume the book and not my review. The book is a great novel to read as a young kid. It makes for the perfect entry into Middle Earth."

Yes, it's hobbit-forming.


message 8: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington It does dwarf a lot of other stories in that regard. It's certainly a magical tale.


message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "It does dwarf a lot of other stories in that regard. It's certainly a magical tale."

This discussion could dragon forever.


message 10: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Particularly if it gets any fierier. We could all be escaping from goblins to be caught by wolves then.


message 11: by Richard (new)

Richard These puns are too much warg, er work. I'm getting tired.


message 12: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Too much Sting in my earlier puns?


message 13: by Richard (new)

Richard Jonathan wrote: "Too much Sting in my earlier puns?"

Yes! Although I must say, that last one was abswordly funny.


message 14: by Jonathan (last edited Jun 29, 2012 12:13AM) (new)

Jonathan Terrington Well I admit that we both are pretty sharp when it comes to this kind of wordplay. Unfortunately the tendency is for certain groups of people to stone those who use puns.


message 15: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Lol you guys crack me up!


message 16: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Andrea wrote: "Lol you guys crack me up!"

Eggsactly!


message 17: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington On another topic I still have room for updates about the next two films :P


message 18: by Andrea (new)

Andrea We loved part 1 of the movie to bits. Its such a looong time to part 2..... sob.


message 19: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington A long slow march towards the sequel. I can't help wonder what parts of the story will feature in that one too...


message 20: by Carly (new)

Carly Faye I too am a fan of gollum-smeagol. He is amazing


message 21: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Carly wrote: "I too am a fan of gollum-smeagol. He is amazing"

:D I think lots of people quite liked what Tolkien did with him as a character.


message 22: by Bethadilly (new)

Bethadilly Agree with you completely.

While sitting waiting for the midnight premier to start, I literally got teary eyed while thinking of how one of my most treasured stories was being brought to life. And I was fixing to step back into Middle Earth again!


message 23: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Bethany wrote: "Agree with you completely.

While sitting waiting for the midnight premier to start, I literally got teary eyed while thinking of how one of my most treasured stories was being brought to life. A..."


Glad I'm not the only one...


message 24: by Sy (new)

Sy Love Isn't Gollum Evil ? Didn't he kill his best friend for the One Ring ?


message 25: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Well he is twisted and tortured, but whether he is truly evil is the interesting question...


message 26: by Richard (new)

Richard I would say there's a conflict deep inside Gollum. It doesn't show much if at all in The Hobbit, where he's rather one-dimensional, but it comes out more in LOTR.


message 27: by Travelin (new)

Travelin Richard wrote: "I would say there's a conflict deep inside Gollum. It doesn't show much if at all in The Hobbit, where he's rather one-dimensional, but it comes out more in LOTR."

There are two books in my TBR about Tolkien's motivations for writing The Hobbit or the LOTR. One book speculates about Christianity, the other about WWI. It will be interesting if Gollum is taken up in one of those books.


message 28: by Bethadilly (new)

Bethadilly The extended edition of the second movie made me like a whole lot better and smoothed out some things.

about the final movie, I still don't care for addition of Tauriel, as in the bofa the "romance" felt so forced and unappealing (and it broke up a key moment from the book that a lot of us were waiting for,) but there are some beautiful moments in the final film that still made it a satisfying watch.


message 29: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington Bethany wrote: "The extended edition of the second movie made me like a whole lot better and smoothed out some things.

about the final movie, I still don't care for addition of Tauriel, as in the bofa the "roman..."


I quite enjoyed the third movie plenty. Maybe I should also look at grabbing all the extended editions as well as the normal editions to marathon The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the future...or maybe not.


message 30: by Bethadilly (new)

Bethadilly You should! The EE of DoS had a LOT of extra content! (More Beorn, more wandering around in Mirkwood, crossing the river, etc)


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