Seen the last Hobbit film? Want more?
Here’s what we might see in the Extended Edition
— Naturally, here be Spoilers —
If you enjoyed The Battle of the Five Armies but, like me, were not fully satisfied due to certain omissions, the content of next year’s Extended Edition seems to be extremely promising; a definitive director’s cut to be shelved along with the other 5 equally-stupendous Middle-earth films.
During the World Premier in London, Peter Jackson already stated that there will be 30 minutes of new material.
Continue reading “The Battle of the Five Armies: Extended Edition (… speculation)”
The big plus of the final Hobbit film is its urgency. The big minus, is also its urgency.
It may sound contradicting, but that really is how I felt, after seeing the final installment of The Hobbit.
To those who thought that the previous two films dragged along in pacing, Peter Jackson seems to have responded with his most fervent Middle-earth film yet.
In just over two hours, Jackson pulls off the immense task of bringing the story’s major (and most complicated) sequences remarkably well.
Continue reading “BOTFA Review! (Spoiler-free)”
Brilliant, thought-provoking theories that are debunked, unfounded and pretty much confirmed
I’ve decided to tackle 7 theories constructed by readers of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, that are rather extraordinary in concept and make perfect sense (though some can be disproved or contested).
There are many arguments in discussion around the characters and stories of Middle-earth; but I’ve decided to focus on a few which have struck me the most.
Starting from the impossible and busted arguments to the more plausible ones, here we go … Continue reading “7 Fantastic Middle-earth Theories”
The Hobbit marketing machine seems to be gearing up and making a final push before The Battle of the Five Armies hits our screens in just over 2 months.
With a hail of new updates, we take a quick look at what has been going on in the past few weeks – and what we can expect in the very near future. Continue reading “News from Middle-Earth”
– You’ve probably heard it in passing, like a glimmer of hope beyond reach. You may have craved for it, but were left empty-handed. Continue reading “The Middle-earth Box Set: Ultimate Edition *speculations*”
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?”
Radagast the Brown is one of those mysteries left to us by Tolkien; but unlike many other unresolved issues, we do get hints of his character here and there. Perhaps, it’s one of the reasons why I find him so alluring and why I’ve avoided writing a “Character Profile” post on his character, since he technically isn’t in The Hobbit. Continue reading “The Curious Case of Radagast the Brown”
… from whom Legolas has learnt to be so awesome.
In The Hobbit, Thranduil is the ruler of the elves of Mirkwood. His realm encompasses the northern part of the area, making his dwelling on the borders of that large forest; a vast underground network of elf-constructed caves – better known as the Elvenking’s Halls.
Continue reading “Character Profile: Thranduil”
–The race of Men’s own version of Legolas …
Now that The Desolation of Smaug has been released, I can continue discussing the new characters that have become part of the Hobbit story-line – comparing and contrasting them between novel and film.
Continue reading “Character Profile: Bard the Bowman”
-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”