Will they show......

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  1. Crack of Doom

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    the heads being shot into Minas Tirith?


    That always struck me as a powerful morale crusher in the book......
     
  2. PrinceOfMirkwood

    PrinceOfMirkwood Elven Assasin

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    I highly doubt they would include that in the theatrical version, considering little kids have become lotr fans overnight. But hopefully Jackson puts it in the EE.
     
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    I read somewhere recently that they do fling the severed heads into Minas Tirith, I'm paraphrasing here but it went something like "...you never see the heads in detail, but there's no doubt as to what the Orcs are catapulting into the city walls..."
     
  4. Gûd Daedheloth

    Gûd Daedheloth Foe of Morgoth's Realm

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    The orcs also catapault explosive, lava-ish balls of flame into the city.
     
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    I was hoping they'd show the heads(no I'm not some gore lover, it just shows the horrors of war that Gondor is going through and paints Sauron's mforces as that much more wicked)
     
  6. Lady_of_Shalott

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    I think it's good that they are keeping it in. It just made the situation all the more emphatic. However, I am extremely grateful that it will be indistinct. I don't want to see all the gore up close or anything.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    I know what they shoot:D
     
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    Yeah, that's it, brag about it why don't you? ;)
     
  9. Crack of Doom

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    Yes.......they clearly show the heads.

    Very powerful visual.
     
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    pj is well known for doing gore movies, i just knew he's have the heads in.
     
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    it is well done, you can tell that they are severed heads, but you never get a close up shot of the detailed facial features of each head to distinguish one warrior from another. So while it drives home the point of the brutality of the orcs, it doesn't gross out the audience.
     
  12. Lady_of_Shalott

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    It kind of grossed me out actually. Very book like, but nevertheless icky.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    I liked the look on the soldiers face when the head fell by his feet
     
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    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    Yes and it's so well played, you can see the enormous horror on their faces :(
     
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    I thought it was sad when that Boulder smashed into that balcony killing those women and children who were standing on it.
     
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    Glorfy_of_Imladris Mysterious Glorfy

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    **nodds**
    yes indeed.... and the scene where Faramirs first officer (argh can't remember his name) is being killed by the Orc commander... :eek:
     
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    I thought Denethors death was hilarious.