So it seems the extended DVD for Battle of Five armies is out. I've been going through the clips that have been uploaded to youtube to see if there's anything decent added to canon. They were mostly underwhelming, unfortunately.
Also, no awesome combat scene for Thranduil *sadface*. Didn't bother to look at the extended Legolas vs Bolg scene - the Mario hop over the crumbling stone that made it into the theatrical release already obliterated my SOD for that sequence.WTF is this--?
- Helicopter seige...bolts, what? I'm pretty sure that's not possible..really? And...and the dwarven army lugged all of this seige over from the Iron Hills, like, overnight? Over two nights? And then they didn't bother to use them on the orcs/trolls? I'm...not going to accept this as canon. No. Someone's dipped too far into the sauce for fantasy CGI.
Ok, this bit here
I can accept as canon, if only cuz it kills off that really annoying guy.Thorin's funeral
- no Elves or Men in attendance, really? Moar character assassination ho! Where's the frickin' moral of this story?! AAAUGH!!
Ok, this one
made me laugh. But, uh, why did Thranduil namedrop Ecthelion? The Battle of Five Armies took place in TA 2941, while Ecthelion became Steward of Gondor in TA 2953 (after the death of his father). At this point he's...not even a prince...just the heir to the Steward of Gondor. I mean, would he have cared to know Boromir's name circa LOTR?
More White Council vs Nazgul
- I can't tell, is the flashing light when Elrond strikes the Nazgul coming from his hand/ring or from his sword?Beorn the bear cavalry
- Well at least he looks better than Lupin did in HP. *squints* I wish they actually put him up against one of the giant siege trolls instead of against random canon fodder though. Crushing a bunch of mooks doesn't really do much to establish your cred in fantasy land.