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Whew! Dodged a bullet. The LOTR films have certainly been deemed classics, and there are a number of good things in them, but the scripts are not one of those good things.
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Some aspects of the scripts are very good, but mostly when they followed the book closely, and a few outliers like the lovely Feast of Starlight scene in the Desolation of Smaug.

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:36 pm Some aspects of the scripts are very good, but mostly when they followed the book closely, and a few outliers like the lovely Feast of Starlight scene in the Desolation of Smaug.

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Agreed that some some beauty shined through from time to time. The feast of starlight scene was the best invented scene across both LOTR and TH.
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I agree, of course. But it is out-balanced by so many clunkers, not just of invented scenes but of classic scenes ruined by the watered down dialogue.

The Feast of Starlight scene is definitely a template that I would love to see the RoP showrunners follow. And while the early returns are positive, we just haven't seen enough to know whether that will be the exception or the rule.
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Hmm. Since I couldn’t stomach hobbit 1, I didn’t see 2 and 3. So haven’t seen the scene. Maybe I should watch snippets.
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Nice. I like conversations. Thank you, V.

And that was Legolas in the end? I had completely forgotten about him being inserted into TH movie
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Inanna wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:46 am Hmm. Since I couldn’t stomach hobbit 1, I didn’t see 2 and 3. So haven’t seen the scene. Maybe I should watch snippets.
I think it’s worth it. Despite having major issues with the whole trilogy, I think Hobbit 2 is much, much better than 1. Though the third movie is a total nightmare, except for the ending, which I enjoy.

But while I quite liked the Feast of Starlight scene, it was almost spoiled by creepy jealous Legolas standing there. :shock:
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I pretend that jealous Legolas is not there.
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:17 am I pretend that jealous Legolas is not there.
One does not simply ignore Jelly Leggy.
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This is what Legolas Lateef has to say about that!
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:36 pm This is what Legolas Lateef has to say about that!
Exactly. He cannot be ignored!
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If Legolas in the Hobbit films was as beautiful as that, he certainly couldn't be!
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Rofl!
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:rofl:
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Not everyone is amused...

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:32 am Legolas supercharged.jpg
Supercharged Legolas, what do your elf eyes see?

A green sun rises!
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LOL.

But to bring the discussion back on point, it does raise the question of whether we will see Legolas' grandfather Oropher or his father, Thranduil, at any point in the series?
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