HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > Non-Sports > Entertainment
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Entertainment Discuss movies, tv shows, music, arts, literature, fashion, and upcoming events, concerts, etc.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (December 17, 2014)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-24-2014, 10:27 AM
  #1
The Reaper
Men of Mayhem
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,018
vCash: 50
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (December 17, 2014)

Changed from "There and Back Again" to "The Battle of the Five Armies"

Guess it makes sense

Opinions?

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/04/2...he-five-armies


Last edited by The Reaper: 07-28-2014 at 10:42 PM.
The Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 10:30 AM
  #2
BonMorrison
Always on fleek.
 
BonMorrison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,906
vCash: 500
inb4 "derp derp money grab derp derp should be one movie"

Meh. I thought There and Back Again was an awesome name thematically that reflected nicely on the series as a whole but whatever - the new title is far more literal. My LotR-nut roommate pointed out to me that funnily enough that in the novel it's technically called "Battle of Five Armies", there should be no "The".

BonMorrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 10:32 AM
  #3
The Reaper
Men of Mayhem
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,018
vCash: 50
Well TABA is better name for the movie if it was only 2 but since Bilbo is already at the Mountain, the name change is better

Well "The Battle of Five Armies" sounds better

The Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 10:37 AM
  #4
Trap Jesus
Registered User
 
Trap Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 12,618
vCash: 500
Sounds kind of lame TBH. Desolation of Smaug was pretty cool as a title, but I don't like either the 1st or 3rd.

Trap Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 10:39 AM
  #5
doubleminor138
Call me Snake
 
doubleminor138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northeast
Country: United States
Posts: 14,636
vCash: 500
derp derp moneygrab

__________________
Terry Tomasi / Backin72

A true fan who will always be remembered.
doubleminor138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 10:40 AM
  #6
BonMorrison
Always on fleek.
 
BonMorrison's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,906
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by doubleminor138 View Post
derp derp moneygrab
Well-played.

BonMorrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 10:49 AM
  #7
Powdered Toast Man
Is he a ham?
 
Powdered Toast Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Country: Canada
Posts: 13,713
vCash: 500
Yo dawg I hurd u like the

Powdered Toast Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 11:22 AM
  #8
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet
 
Do Make Say Think's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 27,858
vCash: 50
After the utter disappointement of Desolation of Smaug I'm weary of this

There's 60 pages left in the book after Smaug leaves the mountain

60

And they are going to make it a 2+ hour long movie?!

Do Make Say Think is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 11:27 AM
  #9
StrictlyCommercial
Registered User
 
StrictlyCommercial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,663
vCash: 766
Quote:
Originally Posted by Do Make Say Think View Post
After the utter disappointement of Desolation of Smaug I'm weary of this

There's 60 pages left in the book after Smaug leaves the mountain

60

And they are going to make it a 2+ hour long movie?!
It's based on the other material that follows in the appendices or whatever.

StrictlyCommercial is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 11:52 AM
  #10
jumptheshark
McDavid Headquarters
 
jumptheshark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: EVIL EMPIRE
Country: United Nations
Posts: 60,499
vCash: 50
I am still amazed how they made 3 movies with each running time about the same time as lord of the rings from a book half the size of one of the LOTR books

__________________
"If the Detroit Red Wings are defying gravity" by consistently contending without the benefit of high draft picks, "the Edmonton Oilers are defying lift.

Welcome to Edmonton Connor McDavid--the rest of you HA HA HA HA HA HA
jumptheshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 11:57 AM
  #11
chaos4
Mr.Scratch
 
chaos4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: winnipeg
Country: Canada
Posts: 484
vCash: 615
Wish they didn't push the movie release to December.

chaos4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 12:09 PM
  #12
The Reaper
Men of Mayhem
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,018
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by bozwell View Post
I am still amazed how they made 3 movies with each running time about the same time as lord of the rings from a book half the size of one of the LOTR books
They are using material from the appendices

The Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 12:15 PM
  #13
parabola
Global Moderator
BOlieve dat
 
parabola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ಠ_ಠ
Posts: 44,024
vCash: 500
The Cashgrab Part 3: The Last One

__________________
parabola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 12:23 PM
  #14
Jevo
Registered User
 
Jevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Denmark
Posts: 2,668
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Do Make Say Think View Post
After the utter disappointement of Desolation of Smaug I'm weary of this

There's 60 pages left in the book after Smaug leaves the mountain

60

And they are going to make it a 2+ hour long movie?!
Big opening scene as Smaug attacks Laketown. Some rejoicing etc. afterwards. Big battle scene as the White Council and friends attack Dol Goldur. Huge battle scene in the Battle of Five Armies. Peter Jackson is a guy who knows how to make long battle scenes. How long were the Battle of Helms Deep in Two Towers, or Battle of Pelenor Fields in Return of The King, I don't know, but they were long. Now he just needs to fill in the gap with the rest of the story and an epilogue, and you've got yourself a 160 minute movie.

Jevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 12:24 PM
  #15
NyQuil
Can't Play Defence
 
NyQuil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NyLand
Country: Canada
Posts: 47,044
vCash: 500
"There and Back Again" really applies to the entire trilogy.

NyQuil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 12:26 PM
  #16
parabola
Global Moderator
BOlieve dat
 
parabola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ಠ_ಠ
Posts: 44,024
vCash: 500
Theres 60 pages left in The Hobbit, not necessarily 60 pages left in total writings they're using for the movies + added content.

parabola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 01:11 PM
  #17
Inkling
"Let's win it all"
 
Inkling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,295
vCash: 500
I'm half expecting Aragorn to show up and slay the dragon.

Inkling is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 01:13 PM
  #18
The Reaper
Men of Mayhem
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,018
vCash: 50
Won't happen,

The Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 01:55 PM
  #19
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet
 
Do Make Say Think's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 27,858
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jevo View Post
Big opening scene as Smaug attacks Laketown. Some rejoicing etc. afterwards. Big battle scene as the White Council and friends attack Dol Goldur. Huge battle scene in the Battle of Five Armies. Peter Jackson is a guy who knows how to make long battle scenes. How long were the Battle of Helms Deep in Two Towers, or Battle of Pelenor Fields in Return of The King, I don't know, but they were long. Now he just needs to fill in the gap with the rest of the story and an epilogue, and you've got yourself a 160 minute movie.
The battle itself doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things though

The battles in LotR were very important moments in the story

I must admit to being miffed at the name change as well, There and Back Again should have been used as a title for one of the movies: it's the name of Bilbo's book!

Do Make Say Think is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 02:01 PM
  #20
Jevo
Registered User
 
Jevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Country: Denmark
Posts: 2,668
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Do Make Say Think View Post
The battle itself doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things though

The battles in LotR were very important moments in the story

I must admit to being miffed at the name change as well, There and Back Again should have been used as a title for one of the movies: it's the name of Bilbo's book!
In the book it doesn't matter a whole lot. But I feel like the movies have been setting up the battle pretty heavily, with feuds between the orcs, elves, men and dwarfs. In the context of the movies, I expect the battle to be important, because Peter Jackson makes it important.

Jevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 02:36 PM
  #21
Trap Jesus
Registered User
 
Trap Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 12,618
vCash: 500
I thought the first one had WAY too much filler, but the second one was pretty entertaining throughout. Not a "good" movie, but an entertaining one.

Trap Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 02:46 PM
  #22
The Reaper
Men of Mayhem
 
The Reaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,018
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trap Jesus View Post
I thought the first one had WAY too much filler, but the second one was pretty entertaining throughout. Not a "good" movie, but an entertaining one.
AUJ and TDOS are GREAT movies

Be jealous

The Reaper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 02:54 PM
  #23
piqued
Registered User
 
piqued's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dallas
Country: United States
Posts: 32,013
vCash: 3722
Hobbit movies are such garbage compared to LOTR. Will not even see this in theaters, Jackson has used up all of his goodwill as far as I'm concerned.

piqued is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 03:24 PM
  #24
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet
 
Do Make Say Think's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 27,858
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jevo View Post
In the book it doesn't matter a whole lot. But I feel like the movies have been setting up the battle pretty heavily, with feuds between the orcs, elves, men and dwarfs. In the context of the movies, I expect the battle to be important, because Peter Jackson makes it important.
Yes I get it

I just think it's stupid to make an event that doesn't matter, matter for the sake of it

Do Make Say Think is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-24-2014, 03:37 PM
  #25
Acadmus
retired mod
 
Acadmus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Vermont
Country: United States
Posts: 16,035
vCash: 500
You know, with all the freakin' added material, altered characters, added characters, added plotlines, changed storylines, etc., not only could this have been put into one GOOD movie, but is also very hard to call the finished trilogy The Hobbit. It's more like "films inspired by The Hobbit".

Calling this film "The Battle of Five Armies" kind of gives away the end, doesn't it? It's also a hell of a lame title.

He should have stuck to the original plan of 2 films...call them "An Unexpected Journey" as he did and "There and Back Again" as he originally planned. Add a little content if need be, Gandolf's quest that links the films to The Lord of the Rings would be enough. Drop the whole wood elf mauling of the storyline...put the part in parts of the trip through Mirkwood that they skipped over or butchered...would shorten that part out nicely. Return Bard to his status as the Captain of the Guard of Laketown, get rid of the stupid magic black ballista bolt garbage...and for Christ's sake, only Bilbo went into the mountain until Smaug left, they didn't all go and get chased all around by a pissed off dragon. It didn't even make sense that he wanted to go destroy Laketown when he knew damned well it was the dwarves IN THE CAVE that had pissed him off. The fact he was so easy for them to trick and trap (temporarily) when the entire population of the mountain couldn't do it before was absurd.

I REALLY thought that second film was garbage, can you tell?

Acadmus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:42 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2015 All Rights Reserved.