/mtv/ - Music, Television & Film

File allowance: 8MB jpg, 12MB png, 8MB gif, 8MB mp3, 16MB swf, 16MB webm, 16MB mp4

Thread stats: 10 posts, 2 files (2 image(s))

Toggle poster info Replying to /mtv/41714 Close window
save file
image:142178166700.png(2.33MB , 1550x1097 , bilbo_and_the_dwarves_by_jingster-d5qib2t.png)
The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit


Thank goodness.

Summary of the changes and omissions:

>The investigation of Dol Guldor has been completely excised.

>The Tauriel-Legolas-Kili love triangle has also been removed.

>The Pale Orc subplot is vastly trimmed down.

>Several of the Laketown scenes have been cut.

>The prelude with old Bilbo is gone.

>Several of the orc skirmishes have been cut.

>Several of the action scenes have been tightened up

>Misc. filler scenes.
T4 was here
To big to post but man, my sides.
> No Tauriel
> No Legolas
> No Azog
> river scene severly cut down

Without having seen it, I know already it's a superior version.
>No "That's What Bilbo Baggins Hates"

I beg to differ.
See, that's the one thing I wish was kept in.
There are two new fanedits, both only three hours long:


I bet someone will actually take the time to watch all three and review them against the original and each other.
Mister Twister
I will watch that.
I watched the "There and Back Again" edit, and having only seen the first two Hobbit movies, the edit definitely improved upon them. I do have some minor complaints, some that could have been better (the Goblin King's introduction is kind of too sudden, the camera basically zooms into his face abruptly), and some that couldn't be fixed by virtue of taking out terrible scenes (taking out the dumb barrel chase ride scene meant that one dwarf was injured and then sick for no real reason... the audience has to assume he was injured and infected off screen during the barrel ride at some point).

The edit seems to fall apart during the battle of the five armies, there's no real coherence or consistency on what's happening. Example: at the end when Thorin's running after Azog, Bilbo draws his sword, looks dumbfounded, then it cuts to Thorin mowing down orc grunts and taking on Azog, then it suddenly cuts to Bilbo getting knocked out by an orc without establishing he had entered battle first. It's a little jarring.

Having not seen the third movie, I can't tell if this is because a lot of bad scenes had to be cut that tied the good scenes together.
save file
image:142377139700.png(628kB , 1050x576 , vlcsnap-2015-01-31-14h02m28s5.png)
Watched OP's version. It's pretty much perfect, just needs more polish. Some of the cuts are noticeable. There is nothing missing story-wise, but transitions should be more seamless.