It seems Kili is determined to take over …
Not only did we get two Hobbit films concentrating on just one brother’s character – leaving poor Fili mostly out of the story – but he’s also been given his sibling’s own place at a certain moment in An Unexpected Journey.
Let me explain …
Continue reading “When Fili became Kili … The Heirs of Durin Riddle”
Perhaps the most intriguing point Richard Armitage made in a recent interview during the Empire Awards ceremony last week, was that the third film will most likely be shorter than the rest.
A shocking statement for some, no doubt!
I was taken aback as well by this comment; but after a while I tried to consider the reasons for this – if it turns out to be true.
Continue reading “There and Back Again: The Shortest Middle-earth film?”
Questioning the time span between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Ever since the release of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (and now, The Hobbit), film fans have been confusing the timeline difference between the two stories. It is often stated in articles, reviews, news items and in general discussions, that the story of The Hobbit takes place 60 years before the events in The Lord of the Rings.
Now, if you are a fan like me, you perhaps know that this isn’t exactly true.
But at the same time, it is.
Confusing? Let me explain …
Continue reading “Is 60 the new 77?”
Is The Hobbit trilogy’s colour palette akin to The Lord of the Rings?
Perhaps one of the most striking “differences” people noticed when seeing An Unexpected Journey for the first time, was the overall “brightness” and “colour” compared to that of The Lord of the Rings.
Admittedly, one can easily notice that The Hobbit looks brighter, more vibrant, saturated and “glossier” than the dark, gloomy and matted colour palette of the Rings Trilogy.
By colour palette I mean the overall scheme of colours in the film – the dominating tones in every scene.
Continue reading “The Colours of The Hobbit”
Following the sudden increase of interest in anything related to these creatures, I thought it would be good to provide you with the essential ingredients that make up a dragon within Tolkien’s own fantasy world.
This “Guide” is meant to present a clear description of what constitutes a dragon in Middle-earth, whilst at the same time providing a “how-to” list on avoiding being burnt to a crisp by one of these creatures – given by Tolkien himself …
Continue reading “Your Quick Guide To Dragons in Middle-earth (and how to tackle one)”
-Smaug has finally arrived!
As promised, here’s a much detailed review of the second installment in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy. Having seen the film three times so far, I’m able to delve into a bit more detail concerning the workings of the film.
Continue reading “‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ – Review”
– Did we just hear that?
*Warning* This post contains particular spoilers regarding the Necromancer subplot. There are no spoilers related to ‘The Hobbit’ story, but something concerning the Necromancer himself – unless, of course, you’ve read the books. So proceed at your own risk.
Continue reading “Is this the Necromancer’s Voice?”
I know I said I’ll continue posting my ‘The Lord of the Rings’ review, but since that is taking rather longer to complete, I thought I’d write a couple of posts on news that is more pressing and currently ‘hot’.
Continue reading “‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Extended Edition: Review”
Whilst I’m currently knee-deep (or elbow-deep?) in writing the next part of my review on ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, I think it is essential to pause for a moment and allow time to consider what has just happened over the past two days in ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy camp …
Continue reading “A moment to reflect …”
– It’s finally here! Well, partially at least …
Phew! The last couple of days have been pretty hectic. Apart from the daily, real-life chores, I’ve been writing away on the reviews, adding images, and writing a bit more. This was naturally accompanied by copious amounts of viewings of the three films to complement the writing and stimulate the mind! 🙂
Continue reading “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition – Review (Part I)”