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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 14, 2013, 6:23 AM
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...or: "How  Peter Jackson's Mary-Sue ruined a perfectly good movie for me".

If the title didn't make it obvious already: BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
I'm gonna try to keep this as un-spoilerish as possible, but I can't guarantee anything! Especially in the comments, if someone dares to write one ;D

So, it's the day after I've seen the second Hobbit movie, and I'm still not sure whether I like it or not. Sure, as a movie it was great, really. But as an adaption of Tolkien's original work....... I'm not sure what to say in this matter.
I'm still madly in love with all the dwarves, and especially Fili and Kili - I totally have a thing for siblings and especially brothers who don't want to be separated and would do anything for the other. So a certain scene made me extremely happy in this movie.
Nonetheless. Tauriel. Do I need to say more?
I feel kinda sad for hating the character of Tauriel that much, because Evangeline Lilly is great, and she plays the role beautifully. Tauriel would be an amazing character if she'd be a character in another story! She just does not belong in a work of Tolkien. Tolkien's female characters just aren't like that, in my opinion (except for Eowyn, maybe, but that's another story).
So, for me, Tauriel was just Peter Jackson's (or whoever is to blame for that) Mary-Sue-ish Own Chara who was created just for the purpose a goddamn love triangle with the movie's two hotties. It's one thing to insert Legolas in the movie (which is okay, since he does belong in Mirkwood), but to make him so out of character just because he needs to be jealous of a dwarf? Seriously?
I'd probably really like the movie if there'd be a version without all the Tauriel-additions. Just cut out all the Tauriel scenes, and I'm sure the movie would still work out pretty fine... without the "obligatory" forced romance every movie seems to need...

Fun fact: After the movie ended, one of the first things a friend said to me was: "I've read a fanfiction just like that." And than went on to explain what happened in there, which in fact was pretty much what happened in the movie. And we're definitely not the only ones who said that The Desolation of Smaug was probably based on a fanfiction a 12-year old wrote. Pfft!

On another note, Bilbo (or, to be more specific, Martin Freeman's way of acting), as well as the dwarves and Gandalf were awesome in this movie. Also, the scenes with Smaug and Bilbo were amazing, too - even though I had the thought of Sherlock and John almost "flirting" with each other in my head most of the time and couldn't take the scenes serious anymore thanks to that... Smauglock, ladies and gentlemen!

Oh, and did I forget to mention the wonderful soundtrack? I love Howard Shore's soundtracks for the Hobbit (as well as LotR). This guy's music is simply amazing! I'm still not sure what to say about the  song by Ed Sheeran, though. It just doesn't stick with me. I forget how the song is like after every goddamn time I've listened to it. Its lyrics are great, but the music just isn't special at all. But maybe I'm just biased, since I loved the first movie's "Song of the Lonely Mountain" way too much.

But what do you think? Am I the only one here who disliked the addition of the character of Tauriel so much? Maybe there are some hard-core fans amongst you who were actually as angry as most of the friends I went to see the movie with :')

  • Mood: Doubtful
  • Listening to: The Hobbit DOS soundtrack
  • Reading: "The Lord of the Rings" and a lot of books for uni
  • Watching: No. 6 (again)
  • Playing: ACNL, Harvest Moon: A new Beginning
  • Eating: CHOCOLATE!!! *A*


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I was wondering... Are you still going to school? College/University? Or do you already have a job? I'm just curious :D 

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Elythe Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yeah, ich hab grad den Comment von Calamitas gelesen und da ich deinen Levi-Mii auch kenn, weiß ich, dass ich jetzt mal an der Uni gucken werd, ob ich dich sehe =D
(Wir hatten schon gescherzt, weil die Fire Emblem Saoto so nach der aus Suis LP aussieht, also selbe Optionen und ich meinte noch zum Spaß "Ja, klar, das ist doch sicher Suis Freundin!")
Schon nice, da watch ich grad Suis Livestream und denk mir, dass ich dir genauso gut die Woche über an der Uni übern Weg laufen kann. Herrlich xD

btw. sehr schön, deine Bilder zu sehen. Bin erst über's FE:A-Thumb vom Let's Play auf deinen Account gekommen, aber das Bild von Gaius zum Beispiel ist auch top^^
*deviantWatch dalass*
Saoto Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, die Welt ist klein <3
(Btw sorry für die späte Antwort! Dx Auf Tumblr bin ich momentan eher zu erreichen)
Aber ich find's echt immer wieder toll, wie klein die Welt doch manchmal ist x'D Faszinierend~
Vielleicht laufen wir uns nächstes Semester ja mal in der Uni über den Weg <3
(Und thanks x3)
Elythe Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Und ich dachte schon du fühlst dich zu gestalkt und hast keine Lust so komischen creepigen Leuten zu antworten 8D)

Soo, dan followe ich jetzt erstmal deinem tumblr-account, damit ich dich da vielleicht mal häufiger online erwische =D
Ja, die Welt ist echt klein, da rechnet man dann aber auch gar nicht mit, bis man's mal hört^^

Wäre echt genial, wenn wir uns mal begegnen würden =D
Saoto Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(Naaaah, gewöhnlich ignoriere ich Nachrichten nicht mit Absicht XD Damit ich jemanden absichtlich ignoriere, muss man sich's wirklich SEHR mit mir verscherzt haben ;D Und dazu hattest du bisher ja noch gar keine Chance, ohoho XD Also keine Sorge :'D)

Yuy <3
Ich hab nächstes Semester zwar fast nur noch Wahlpflicht-Zeugs (weil letztes Semester, aaaah!), aber vielleicht sieht man sich ja in Freistunden :3
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hey friend:3how's life?
Heey. . . du bist doch nicht zufälligerweise die Person, von der ich an der HHU nun inzwischen schon zum fünften Mal einen Mii der auf Ravioli Levi basiert per Streetpass erhalten habe, oder? =P
Saoto Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist eeeeeh... *versteckt sich ganz unauffällig*
Hilfe, ich wurde entdeckt! °xD
Ja, das bin ich :'DDD
(Hey, hör auf dich so aufzuführen wie ich mich fühle wenn ich solche Kommentare bei fremden Leuten mache xP)
Ohh, cool! Ich habe mich schon beim ersten Mal gefragt wer denn wirklich einen Levi-Mii machen würde der dann auch noch so genau ist. . . ich find's immer wieder lustig wenn ich dir über den Weg laufe! =P
Saoto Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(Ahaha sorry, not sorry XD)
Ich musste das einfach machen, nachdem ich festgestellt hatte, dass man als Hobby "Putzen" eingeben kann x'D Es war einfach zu perfekt :3
Hast du denn auch schon den Marco getroffen? ;D Irgendwo an der Uni läuft/lief mal ein Marco rum, der den Wunsch hatte, lange zu leben .__. Uh... XD
Aber es freut mich, dass Leute an dem Levi-Mii ihren Spaß haben XDDD
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Danke fürs Favo <3
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