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This is a really fantastic article about the real problem with the Tauriel character in The Hobbit. I quite like creative license when it is warranted. It is in this case. There are too many men in this story. I dislike cliche. And that is where her character landed for me.
- The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Review (r2d2cupcake.wordpress.com)
- Movie Review: The Hobbit- The Desolation of Smaug (myrenaissanceblog.wordpress.com)
- Pree Views The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (preeviews.wordpress.com)
- Tauriel from the new movie The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. (temst14.wordpress.com)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Review) (soipondered.wordpress.com)
I am, quite obviously, a huge proponent of adding more ladies to everything. Strong ladies, weak ladies, ladies of color, queer ladies; just put more ladies in things. However, in my latest Hobbit review, I noted that I had a few problems with Tauriel, an elf lady who was created for the film as a way of increasing its gender diversity. I was one of her strongest defenders pre-film, and found many if not all of the critiques of her inclusion ridiculous, varying from canon overenthusiasm, to gay fetishization (“If she has a romance with Kili, it undermines the meaning of Legolas’s—non-canonical—romance with Gimli”), to flat-out misogyny.
That said, the internet seems to have polarized into two opinions about her. One side, which I have generally avoided interacting with, continues to decry her being included at all. The other side, in a rather overcompensatory show of support, has been…
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Here’s some extraordinarily exciting screen shots for the new Hobbit Film instalment. Take a look and drool!!!
- The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Final Poster and Gallery of Stills from Trailer #3 (sleeplessthought.wordpress.com)
- THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG – Dramatic Full Trailer (geektyrant.com)
- New Trailer for The Desolation of Smaug swoops in! (geeksyndicate.co.uk)
- THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG – New trailer (shyfyy.wordpress.com)
Earlier today, we showed you the final trailer for The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug. Here now, is the final poster as well as a gallery of stills from the third trailer. I’m so excited for this. Thank goodness the extended edition of the first movie came today so I can have something to tide my Hobbity geekiness over until the film opens on December 13th.
- ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Debuts New Trailer at Live Fan Event (aceshowbiz.com)
- ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Trailer: The Dragon Is King Under the Mountain (slashfilm.com)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, New 3-Minute Sneak Peek, Final Poster & Video Blog (theartsyfilmblog.com)