Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armies"?

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Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armies"?

Postby Chariot Rider » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:08 am

Beorn is one of my favorite characters from the hobbit. He is a shapeshifting bear man who lives alone and has awesome animal workers. That is why I was sort of upset when in the third hobbit movie he had 2 seconds of screen time. Beorn was crucial to that battle. He killed Bolg, not the gravity defying legolas. I bet they didn't show more Beorn because that would get in the way of the tariel love story. Come on Jackson! Get your prioritys straight. Giant bear man or non existent elf. Does anyone feel that Beorn should have had a bigger role in TBOFA or is this just me?
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby Lalaith-Elerrina » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:35 pm

I agree with you very very much. I didn't like Tauriel's dysfunctional relationship with Kili and the way the fact that he sexually harassed her and she caved to it, was put across as acceptable, even laudable behavior. And I was bitterly disappointed in the fact that Beorn was given much less screen time. One thing I had hoped for, was seeing him in the battle.
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby DarkLittleHobbit » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:47 pm

I would have love it if they had given Beorn more protagonism. I have to say that I´m not very pleased with Tauriel existence (I don´t see the point on putting her there, why? Just my opinion) and I would have prefer to see in the battle of five armies more scenes of Beorn, who is not really shown with the importance he have. I always liked this character, by the way. I find it quite of interesting.

P.S: Sorry if I do something wrong, I´m new here and this is the first time I reply a post :Q
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby Denethor » Thu May 19, 2016 6:30 am

Either cut Beorn altogether (and he is perfectly OK to cut), or do him properly. Jackson did neither.
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby brodobaggins » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:57 am

A bit more bear would have been cool. But that battle was boring anyway, so it doesn't matter so much.
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby Hasan006 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:34 pm

He was supposed to kill Bolg and his bodyguards like in the book, but I knew Legolas was going to do that back when they introduced the forced and unnecessary rivalry between him and Bolg that didn't make any sense.
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby AlatarVinyamar » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:12 am

Was there more Beorn in the extended cut? I haven't got round to it yet.
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby heliona » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:42 am

I believe that there was (I also haven't got around to watching it yet).
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Re: Did Beorn need a bigger role in "The Battle of Five Armi

Postby LleuLlewGyffes » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:49 pm

I think the fact Tolkien "fanatics" have not felt it necessary to view the extended film is commentary enough. The Hobbit trilogy, theatre or extended DVD, are fatally flawed, succumbing to the worst criticism: they're tedious.
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