The second, totally amazing, and final trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies has been released (rumored to be attached to this weekend's opener, Interstellar, along with the trailer for The Avengers 2: The Age Of Ultron). According to Jackson, everything comes together in this film, this is where everything each character has sown--good and bad--will be reaped, for the good of all, or the downfall of the character. In this epic battle, which consumes 45 minutes of the film, Jackson has included giants and trolls in the mix and Smaug, the dragon, is reported to be a killing machine.
What we have is the story of one person, Thorin, who sought to fulfill his destiny, which is a good thing, in and of itself, but who did it through not-so-good means. Every time Thorin has been mean to Bilbo, when he could have been patient, kind, forgiving or hopeful instead, blackened Thorin's heart. It's not the big things we do that make us great, it's the little things we do that build us up so that we can do great things, and that's a lesson Thorin never learned. The leader that Thorin is in The Desolation Of Smaug, when the dwarfs overcome Smaug, is Thorin's great moment, that totally escapes him. The plan set in motion by Sauron is built upon one black heart, Thorin Oakenshield's, and that one black heart is all that is needed for this massive war to break open, because Thorin didn't know how to be a good person or how to honor his word to the people of Lake Town that they would share in the gold inside the Lonely Mountain.
Also released today is the second trailer for Into the Woods. Combining a number of fairy tales into one story about a baker and his wife who want a child but cannot conceive (they want the "curse reversed,") so they make a deal with the witch (Meryl Streep) to bring something from each fairy tale character in exchange for what they want.
This is going to be an impossible call to make without seeing the whole film. One of the mottoes of most Americans is the encouragement to follow your dreams, because, within your dream, is where you will find yourself, what it is you and you alone are supposed to accomplish in this life; a dream, a wish, isn't just a dream or a wish, it's a drive to self-fulfillment, individuation and self-completion, not only for the good of the individual, but we hope, for the good of all society (what is truly good for one person, should be truly good for all people).
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|The Hobbit: The Battle Of the Five Armies comes out December 17; December 18 of 2015 will see the release of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. This morning via Twitter Disney released the long-anticipated sub-title to Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Likewise, they have reverted back to the original poster design of the original trilogy instead of a more modern one that had initially been released (for images and discussion, please see Star Wars VII: the Hand That Falls). It has been confirmed that shooting has been completed for the film (if you recall, Harrison Ford had a leg injury which postponed some of the shooting, causing delays further down the production timeline for Star Wars VIII and IX; it is now unsure what, if any role, JJ Abrams will play in the next two installments of the films). Technically, the following information is still a rumor, however, it sounds pretty legit and reasonable with Star Wars story-telling: SPOILER ALERT!! If you do not want to know what the film is going to be about, STOP READING NOW because it's very possible that this is the story line. You have been warned! After the events of Return Of the Jedi, Luke went into a self-imposed exile, afraid that he would have too much influence in the events of the galaxy and that he might succumb to the temptations of the darker side of the Force the way his father Darth Vader did. The powers of the Force are still with Luke, and the exile he has experienced has their own drawback, making it difficult for people to know, when he does come out of exile, if he is even sane or not. The new villain, and the new hero who rises to stop that villain, will both be the reason Luke comes out of exile, but it won't be until the very end of the film that we know if Luke has fallen to the dark side, or not. Writer/director Abrams has assured fans that he wants a film continuous with the original trilogy, while making the next two films viable. Personally, the only director I put before Abrams is Christopher Nolan, so do I trust Abrams? 100%.|
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