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I am not sure how I feel about this.
They deserve whats coming to them.
So why bother.
Gonna be dull, bro.
They will probably drag out all the tedious shit from it. Just seems that Peter Jackson is overdoing it being a fanboy more than anything. It might be a trilogy for devoted LOTR fans but can't imagine it going down too well in the Cinema.
One medium sized book into three films. Why?
you know what, we've got enough shite here to curl out another fully formed log. it's only a bunch of pubeless losers that want to see a film about elves or whatever the fuck they are in the first place. let's milk the bastards for all their worth.
It's either one of two things:
1. They're taking the piss out of their geektastic audience a la Star Wars Episodes 1-3.
2. They're a bunch of crazed fans that have lost sight of what makes good cinema. It's the equivalent of some fanboy coming into a studio and saying 'The LOTRs is so great, lets split it into 9 movies!'.
He keeps getting prototype Lego minifigures of himself at the moment. Kinda jealous.
that what they're doing is adapting some supplemental material from LOTR into a third film to act as a bridge between The Hobbit and the Fellowship.
that's hobbit much isn't it?
- I love the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. It's amazing film making.
- I love the Hobbit and the extended Middle Earth world.
- I like the trailer and the look of the new film.
And, i'm rather excited that he's looking to make more of the story that was available to be told. Why not? Howwever, it should probably be called something else; it's not really the "Hobbit" trilogy anymore, more the Extended Lord of the Ring prequels. But, still, I am beyond excited.
The Hobbit is a fairly short simple story - one film would be more than enough for the ACTUAL book. Theres just so much going on in the same time period though(fall of dol goldur which is a pretty massive story in the background) that it wouldnt make sense to make them afterwards and they might aswell milk it for all its worth. The only thing that riles me is the romance thats crowbarred in. I understand the studios want it, but fucking make him make a dear john sequel or something ffs
That Hollywood sometimes starts making films before they've worked out what they're doing with them.
So are they splitting it into three or tacking another on the end. Either way, sounds like it could backfire to me.
But I wouldn't be going I suspect anyhow.
I can't confess to having watched the original three for a few years now, after being quietly fanatic about them (though not enough to pick up the books arf arf), but in reflection even those could have been brutally edited down to a couple of films. At least one of these new ones will likely be as redundant as Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 1.
He made a decent fist of the Lord of the Rings, but giving him the Hobbit makes it feel franchisey. Would have been nice for someone else to take on the Hobbit, shake up the casting and all that.
It certainly doesn't need to be a trilogy though. Suspicious that they've only just announced it when the first film was scheduled to come out this year - smells of a profit maximising exercise to me.
That was pretty much the only thing piqueing my interest.
Probably thought it only made sense to make one film, so the studio sacked him.
he signed up years ago, co-wrote it with Jackson and his team, and then it seemed to take years to get it off the ground and he realised he'd have to spend best part of a decade on it, instead of a couple of years, so he ran off to do his own things, and Jackson was reluctant to step in as a director, but now it seems he can't get enough of it, and he'll be spending another decade of his life on Tolkien, rather than on something original.
I much prefer the Hobbit to Lord of the Rings and it was one of my favourite books as a kid, but to make it into three films (which are pretty much guaranteed to all be well over two hours long) doesn't make any sense, just in terms of narrative as much as anything else. All the 'background' stuff and prequelness is an add-on anyway, The Hobbit is most enjoyable as a stand-alone novel.
Anyway, who cares? I get the feeling your the sort of person who would wet their pants if they decided to make a film of The Silmarillion.
so what they have must be pretty good. Probably a better motivation for turning it into 3 than deciding it from the outset for purely financial reasons
Peter Jackson: Hmmm... We've already stretched it pretty far...
Studio: Here is a large sack of money
Peter Jackson: Well I could take another look at the footage!
we need the money.
Tourism is out primary industry now, sadly.
But I watched them all last year and have softened my opinion a bit. Although I still don't know that I necessarily even like the stories - more just the scale of it I find really impressive, just as a human achievement. I'm not sure that's the best reason to like a movie though
Book feels like it would comfortably fit in one film
Maybe they'll even have to make a fourth.
it feels a real shame that won't be a Hobbit film that's really 'true' to the spirit and feel of the book, it's nice that it's not massive and bombastic... also I kind of wonder to what extent there's currently a hunger for LOTR-universe films, I'd be kind of surprised if these were as successful as the first three
I'm going to make my own hobbit film! with explosions! and nudity!