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This was everything I've wanted - and didn't get - from movie #4! Personally, I don't care much about Jack, he's the comic relief and nothing more for me. I'm all about the Turner family, Will and Elizabeth - and now Henry. I hated movie #4, but this one had so much heart because we got to see the Turners once again. And the movie itself was hilarious. Hilarity pure. The cinema was in stitches. I can't remember the last time I've laughed so hard! I can't wait to get it on DVD!
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--> It's official! Orlando Bloom's Will Turner will be in Pirates of the Caribbean 5! Source.

--> There will be a RED series on NBC: Source. For me, the best part of the first movie was the push and pull between "old" Frank and "young" Cooper. I hope they keep that in the show because this relationship grounded the movie - which was otherwise ridiculous! - for me. And it would be a great sorta father-son relationship to explore.

--> And Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk joined Star Wars: Rogue One: Source. Let me guess, Mads Mikkelsen will play the bad guy...
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\o/ Legolas! Oh God, Orlando Bloom's fighting style makes me all hot and bothered, seriously. Watching him swing his knives... MAN! *_*
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The movie was so, so cool! And my favorite bit, as you've probably guessed based on the picture I used, was Legolas, closely followed by Bilbo and Smaug!

Oh my, Legolas was so, so, so cool! And beautiful! And he had more individual scenes here than in the previous LotR movies, and that was awesome for me as his fan! I loved his fight scenes best! But he was generally perfect! Spoilers! )

And Bilbo - Martin Freeman was amazing, so, so amazing in this part - and Smaug who looked absolutely perfect! I didn't think they would be able to make such an incredibly cool looking CGI dragon but they did and it was awesome. And Benedict Cumberbatch's voice... *_* Oh, man...

Other things I loved were Kili and Fili. I just adore their bond. Though Thorin remains a jerk. And Bard the Bowman was quite cool, too. And the scariest bit of all? Spoilers! )

I would give it 8/10. I want to take my mom to see it over Xmas. I really want to see it again, especially Legolas. Have I mentioned how utterly perfect he was?
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Peter Jackson posted this funny video from Orlando Bloom's last day of shooting: link. It's rather LOL-worthy. But!

The best thing? PJ's comment:

A day after saying goodbye to Gandalf and Tauriel, it was time to farewell Legolas. What a great day it was, with Orlando battling a serious Orc for all 12 hours of shooting - part of the Battle of the 5 Armies for the third Hobbit movie.

Five Armies, peeps! THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES! LEGOLAS WILL BE IN THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES!!! \o/ I mean, I suspected that but we finally, FINALLY have an official confirmation! Legolas will be fighting alongside his father in one of the greatest battles ever fought in Middle-Earth!
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Ah, the Mines of Moria! The best setting of all in FotR, hands down. The huge halls and columns, the bridge... Wonderful. I know that they filmed this with green-screen but it looks so good. What a fantastic setting. It really felt like they were there. Though I also loved Galadriel's home, Rivendell and the Argonath. But Moria... Man, that place was awesome!

Speaking about Moria - poor Balin. You know, there were times when I didn't care about hobbits or dwarves. But after seeing The Hobbit... just knowing what fate has in store for those 13 dwarves... Kili and Fili, Thorin... then later on Balin... ;_; Yes, I'm mush, sue me.

You know, those who call The Hobbit boring or too drawn out obviously haven't seen FotR in a long time because, come on, it takes Frodo half the movie to get just to Rivendell! Both movies follow pretty much the same line of storytelling. But those who want to bitch, will bitch, no matter what *sigh*

I loved the fight with the orcs in Moria and then later on Balrog. Gosh, that was scary awesome. And I just adore Legolas' fighting style, those two beautiful knives with white handles that he carries on his back. Yeah, it doesn't hurt that Orlando Bloom looks gorgeous kicking ass. He makes it look so effortless. I really hope will play a large-ish part in the upcoming two The Hobbit movies. I just really want to see him do his thing again!

Ah, loved all the added stuff with Galadriel. All the gifts she gave to the fellowship. And I LOL'd when Legolas asked Gimli what she gave him. Ha! I could see the beginning of their friendship right there.

Oh, speaking about Legolas, one of my favorite scenes is the one in the mountains, when everybody is ploughing on, straining against the deep snow - and Legolas just skitters above it. Ah, it's nice to be an elf. And quite athletic one too :P

I actually cried this time when Boromir died. Weird. His death never affected me before. Huh.

And I love Frodo. He and Bilbo, they are my favorite hobbits, hands down. I felt so sorry for Bilbo when he went all nuts for the ring - and then broke down and apologized to Frodo for dragging him into this. I adore their relationship so much. Though it really does feel like they just don't fit among the hobbits, like they are destined for far greater things, don't you think? No wonder they both leave with the elves at the end...

Gosh, I love these movies so much. It's too bad that there aren't more pure fantasy books adapted this way. And yeah, I know about Game of Thrones and how popular it is - more power to you if you enjoy it - but I prefer my fantasy to be of the heroic kind, not politicking and back-stabbing and borderline porn. Oh well, still 2 movies and tons of extras to go!
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First image from Hobbit: There and Back Again that will be shown in 2014 in the theaters. Legolas and Bard the Bowman! Oh my God, Orlando Bloom really doesn't age! \o/ Source.

What Peter Jackson said about Legolas:

“He’s [elven king] Thranduil’s son, and Thranduil is one of the characters in The Hobbit, and because elves are immortal it makes sense Legolas would be part of the sequence in the Woodland Realm.”

But the picture... It looks like Legolas WILL be in the Battle of Five Armies? That would be so, so awesome. For real. I just love his fighting style, it's a pleasure to watch, a feast for the eyes! Aaaaaand that makes me want to watch LotR again! *hangs head*
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Ultra low quality, but they give me FEELINGS! \o/


*bounces* I'm so, so glad that Legolas will be in the movie! And I hope that his part won't be just a cameo, that what I read about him, spoilers! ), is true! That would be so, so awesome. I need at least a scene or two with Legolas and his father! Please, Mr. Jackson, please, give us a relationship between them that's similar to Elrond and Arwen's - not many scenes together but all those FEELINGS! I mean, seriously, for elves who are pretty much immortal, their relationship with their children must be something precious, especially since they rarely procreate. Ah, my imagination, it's running wild *_*
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Yeah, yeah, I know, I still haven't seen vids #5-7 but this one - link - this one had...

... Lee Pace as Thranduil...

... and Orlando Bloom as Legolas!

OMG! OMG! OMG! Just to watch them train the elvish movements, their fighting style made me all tingly inside *ROTF* This will be so, so awesome! I can't wait to see these two together *bounces*

And then there was Martin Freeman and the others having a blast in Beorn's house!

*bounces* Lovely! So, so lovely! Gosh, go and watch the vid! It's so awesome.



Jul. 5th, 2012 04:50 pm
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The July issue of the Czech fantasy/sci-fi/horror magazine Pevnost - link - has a huge article about The Hobbit with some amazing info (and one of the short stories that I translated for them, which is why I got my hands on it). You know, the more I hear about the films, the more I want to see them!

So, the info. According to the article, Legolas' part should be a LOT bigger than everybody thought, not just a cameo as planned at first. Now it looks like could be considered a spoiler! ) Just how awesome is that? \o/ Please, let it be true! I need more Legolas in my life. Though I wouldn't mind if he my speculations! )

Also, Lee Pace as Thranduil, Legolas' father? Can I squee now already? I hope there will be a lot of gen fics about Thranduil and his son. I need them in my life RIGHT NOW! I mean, Lee Pace! He's younger than Orlando Bloom! Young looking Thranduil and his son Legolas, that kind of pushes all my father-son buttons!

I wasn't sure about Evangeline Lily at first, but I really can't wait to see her Tauriel now. And I hope that the article was right and Tauriel and spoiler ) become a couple. I would really, really love that and I'm not even much of a het fan.

And it looks like the part of Bard the Bowman will be much bigger too. He should be the Aragorn of the 2nd movie. I really like Luke Evans and I hope he will do the part justice. His Aramis was one of the best parts of the new The Three Musketeers - together with Orlando Bloom's Buckingham!

Oh, and I didn't know that they considered James McAvoy for the part of Bilbo when Martin Freeman's Sherlock schedule clashed with The Hobbit's. Now I'm torn. Martin Freeman will rock the part like whoa, that's for sure, but... James McAvoy!

Also, the article detailed the plans Guillermo del Toro had for the movie, while he was hired to direct it a couple of years back, and I'm really, REALLY glad that Peter Jackson took over in the end. Del Toro wanted to tinge it all gold and use dummies instead of CGI. Wha...? Can you imagine a Smaug made of rubber? O.o Thank the gods above for Peter Jackson!

But mostly... LEGOLAS! \o/
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It's been a while since I wrote about Orlando Bloom.

Even almost 15 years after his great debut in LotR, people still love to bash him and his acting skills and the fact he doesn't join more blockbusters and focuses on smaller films. But a blockbuster doesn't necessarily mean a good movie, which people love to forget when it's convenient for them. I'm especially looking forward to these two movies of his...

The Laureate where he will play Robert Graves, the famous writer and poet.

Zulu where he will play a cop in South Africa. He'll be in it together with Djimon Hounsou, another really great actor.

Both sound really good. I prefer it when my favorite actors do smaller, more character driven movies. I mean, not really artsy, that's not my cuppa but something that allows them to shine. Mostly, it's the British actors. British actors, even big name actors, don't see it as... demeaning to do a radio play or a TV show or something like that. See Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy... I wish American actors did stuff like that more often too.


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