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 Post subject: Re: Tolkien biopic
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:53 pm 
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Personally hated that. The dialogue felt super unnatural, really awkwardly forced, which is basically what I expected this thing to feel like.

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I thought it was cute, if a little corny, but I'm not sure how Tolkienish it felt. Will be curious to see it in context, though.


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Tolkien Estate is pretty unequivocal in its opposition to the film.

Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:
Tolkien Estate is pretty unequivocal in its opposition to the film.

Tolkien estate disavows forthcoming film starring Nicholas Hoult

Here is a link to the Tolkien Estate original statement. https://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-relea ... 93157.html


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I saw someone else post that elsewhere and suggest that the Guardian had somehow over-emphasized the statement, when in fact they quote it exactly.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:03 am 
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I stopped giving a FF a long time ago about what TE approves. They have proven themselves to be completely clueless about anything that’s not books.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:52 pm 
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They do approve of the Amazon series though, at least to some degree. Christopher has stepped down, so it has to be more than just him denouncing. And even Christopher didn't publicly criticize Jackson's films until years later, while other family members were less hostile...so this is actually somewhat unusual.


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They also approved of the LotrO game which saw me fighting giant turtles in Annuminas. Just sayin.

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They also approved of the LotrO game which saw me fighting giant turtles in Annuminas. Just sayin.

I think that LotrO is licensed by Middle-earth Enterprises not the Tolkien Estate.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:27 am 
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They ran an ad on a cooking show, and it was the oddest intercut, from the charging horsemen to the contestants to Tolkien in uniform to the show host.

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First fan reviews

https://www.theonering.net/torwp/2019/0 ... ien-movie/

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Thanks, Al. Encouraging, so far as it goes. I suspect that Shaun Gunner's reaction will be similar to my own, and that many in the so-called Tolkien scholarship community will hate it.

Currently at 67% at Rotten Tomatoes, but only 9 reviews so far. 33% among "top critics" with even the one positive one being lukewarm. But way too early to get a sense of the critical consensus (not that that matters all that much)

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Those reviews are quite promising. I think I might actually go see this - in the movie hall. After Hobbit #1.

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It looks like it's shaping up as another of the solid and well-made but unexceptional biopics we get quite a few of every year. They rarely satisfy people who are intensely interested in their subjects because they almost always need to simplify them, and Tolkien might be no different. But I'll reserve judgement until I see it.


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Good review from Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/ ... rly-years/

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And a good one from Jeremy Edmonds of the Tolkien Guide.

https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/ne ... mpost22276

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I noticed that the limited release is in the Montclair film festival - which is Colbert’s hometown and the film festival was started by him. What a coincidence (not).

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It all seems rather lukewarm?

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Frelga wrote:
It all seems rather lukewarm?


51% on RT is lukewarm at best.

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