Super Ticket Episode 2 – 1,948 Degrees

It’s all happening. The (podcast) stars have aligned and Mamo and Cinecast once again join forces to create the Super Ticket. And here’s the thing folks, Halfyard keeps it remarkably close to an hour for us. In this episode, we cover part two of The Hobbit trilogy and all things Tolkien/Jackson; including some predictions for the next episode. Golden dragons, Orlando Bloom’s pretty brown blue eyes, ancient smelting machines, Alien3, wizard battles, time travel, Benedict Cumberbatch and GoPro shots. Oh and not pointing any fingers, but there are members of the Super Ticket hoping for a Dwarf Holocaust. So yeah, we go there. Enjoy.

As always, please join the conversation by leaving your own thoughts in the comment section below and again, thanks for listening!


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~ SHOW DETAILS ~

OPENING QUOTE:
Peter Dinklage & Steve Buscemi
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Living in Oblivion

CLOSING BUMPER MUSIC:
“Hobbit on the Rocks”
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Toad the Wet Sprocket

 


 

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KurtHalfyard
Guest

One thing I forgot to bring up is that in the River Barrel sequence you really get the sense of ‘team work’ with the dwarves.  The tossing around of weapons, the push and pull.  That’s pretty good and really the equivalent of the sombre song in the beginning of An Unexpected Version.

Sean Kelly
Guest

KurtHalfyard I think Peter Jackson has recently been quoted in saying that the River Barrel sequence would have been the first film’s climax if he went with the original plan to make only two films.

Sean Kelly
Guest

KurtHalfyard  Here’s an audio interview with said quote: https://soundcloud.com/siriusxmentertainment/peter-jackson-teaches-everyone

Sean Kelly
Guest

I’m slowly starting to view Luke Evans as more than just Orlando Bloom’s doppelganger.

Just look at this poster for The Three Musketeers (last film they were in together) and tell me that they DON’T look like twins.

themarina
Guest

Matt P- you may still get your dwarves throwing up blooper. In a recent episode of Empire Podcast Luke Evans confirmed that they were real fish. Half ton of them

tederick
Guest

themarina Son of a bitch! I’m genuinely amazed Weta turned down the opportunity to make half a ton of highly authentic fake fish.

tederick
Guest

Sean Kelly KurtHalfyard Yes, and further to (Gamble’s? Andrew’s? Someone’s) point in the podcast, the film does just sort of go narratively dead after the river barrels scene, losing all of its inertia and building it back up towards the reveal of Smaug. This is the two-film plan’s vestigial tail, as far as I’m concerned.

Sean Kelly
Guest

For those who have not seen the image, here is what, the lead Orc, Bolg originally looked like, when they were going to have him played by a man in make-up and prosthetics.

Sadly, they decided to replace him with a CGI Bolg (presumably to main continuity with his equally CGI father Azog). Even more sadder is the fact that there are still practical Orcs in the film (particularly the one interrogated by Thranduil), which are MUCH better looking than the CGI ones.

Nat Almirall
Guest

Pretty much in agreement with the gang — river sequence is the standout, and one of the best action bits of the year, and Smaug and Bilbo was another highlight — I think those two were better than anything in the first film. Speaking of which, I didn’t realize until later that Smaug and Bilbo are also Holmes and Watson. Not that that’s especially significant, but I hadn’t heard any mention it yet.

And Kurt, you get mad love for the Blackadder reference, even if no one else noticed.

KurtHalfyard
Guest

@Nat Almirall Thanks for that!  Still love that show dearly after all these years.

KurtHalfyard
Guest

Sean Kelly That is one shit-ass poster.

Sean Kelly
Guest

KurtHalfyard Sean Kelly Film wasn’t too memorable either.

Voncaster
Guest

The super ticket identified my greatest fear for Hobbit Part 3. How does the battle of 5 armies get handled?

I think I’m in the minority of being bored to tears with the battle of helms deep. If the average fan enjoyed Jackson blowing out the helm’s deep chapter of LOTR isn’t it likely Jackson will do the same thing with the battle of five armies? I would love to have a 15 minute battle. But I think a 30-60 minute battle is more likely.

I disagree that the Sauron pupil was clever. It reminded me of a 70s psychedelic video or 7 nation army video. I thought the necromancer reveal in hobbit part 1, was better.

ajames1
Guest

We talked briefly about 2D HFR and if it exists.  I swear 47 Ronin switches to HFR about half way through for no apparent reason.

Matt Gamble
Guest

That’s not possible, at least from a presentation standpoint.

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