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Offline Greg

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #255 on: July 25, 2012, 07:34 PM »
I have mixed feelings about the possibility of The Hobbit being split into three movies. On the one hand it's very hard to complain about the chance to see more of Peter Jackson's vision of middle earth, while on the other it would suck to have to wait an extra year for the story to be wrapped up. Despite my reservations I have faith that all of the films will be done right and very entertaining, and I will happily fork over my money to see them.

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« Reply #256 on: July 28, 2012, 09:09 PM »
I can understand the worries about stretching things too thin, but I guess overall I'd be happy with a trilogy.  With Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter all wrapped up, it is nice to have an ongoing saga of movies going where you can look forward to the next installment and discuss it all year.  The time during the LOTR trilogy release was a lot of fun because of that.  It does sound as if Jackson is using a lot of the appendices/etc. to flesh out characters and the movies, and bridge them with LOTR, which might be cool.  Aside from Marvel's expanding universe, there isn't always something to look forward to continuing the way the Hobbit could.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #257 on: July 28, 2012, 11:03 PM »
Well there are some really good series of books out there that only fantasy and sci-fi geeks would know about. I'd like to see the Dune series, Ender's Game, Wheel of Time series and some others get made.
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #258 on: July 28, 2012, 11:23 PM »
They are making Ender's Game…starring the kid from Hugo as Ender and Han Solo
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #259 on: July 29, 2012, 03:55 AM »
I was excited with the prospect of them stretching this book out into two films, and while I absolutely love Jackson's film interpretations of these Tolkien classics (especially in their extended forms), a trilogy for The Hobbit is just going way overboard and reeks of nothing more than a cash grab to me.  I certainly wouldn't mind being proven wrong in that respect, but I just can't comprehend how there'd be enough material to warrant such a material adjustment at this late juncture, unless they wind up trimming the runtimes down on all of them to a "paltry" 2 hours or so.  I much prefer the more in-depth and entrenched viewing experience of longer flicks though, as we got with each LOTR movie, and even moreso with each of their EE's.

Harry Potter 7 seems to have set quite the business model precedent that all movie franchises based on book series are now following: Twilight, Hunger Games, and now The Hobbit.  Annoying.  I can't wait for Percy Jackson, Part 9, Vol.'s 1 & 2.

Any Tolkien purists here upset with the added female character?  Amusing rants around the web about that.  Seems fairly trivial to me, to be honest, and probably a pretty wise move by the movie studio/writers since Hobbit lacks any of the various heroines found in LOTR.  Gotta have at least one lady in the movie, right?
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #260 on: July 29, 2012, 08:51 AM »
And they have added Legolas too in order to draw in the viewers.

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #261 on: July 29, 2012, 10:07 AM »
And they have added Legolas too in order to draw in the viewers.
To me Legolas is not much of a stretch since he is from Mirkwood

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #262 on: July 30, 2012, 01:49 PM »
Trilogy confirmed...


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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #263 on: July 31, 2012, 02:27 AM »
I'm ok with this, actually.  there's quite a bit that The Hobbit doesn't expand on much, but which is expanded upon in other texts...  Maybe because it was a little too deep for The Hobbit which was intended to be lighter reading or whatnot, but this film's story wasn't supposed to be a light fairytale to anyone but those reading it as though it were just a book written by a hobbit...  if that makes sense.

Its "reality" was to be much more involved.  Much more like LOTR then, ultimately.  I imagine that's partly what Jackson's going for then.  Taking the story and making it have its more involved and "realistic" tone since you're supposed to be sort of living it via the film...  if that makes any sense.
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« Reply #264 on: August 2, 2012, 02:22 AM »


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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #265 on: August 8, 2012, 05:26 PM »
 Very interesting perspective on how to weave the Hobbit into a trilogy with an eye on the Lord of the Rings.

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2012/08/03/60354-greenbooks-guest-post-in-defense-of-a-hobbit-trilogy/

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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #266 on: August 8, 2012, 09:08 PM »
I saw the preview for this before Dark Knight Rises... man, I am stoked!

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« Reply #267 on: September 17, 2012, 09:08 PM »
Message from Peter Jackson over at the Hobbit Blog http://www.thehobbitblog.com/, sounds like the new trailer will be released this Wednesday (the 19th) in honor of "Tolkien Week" marking the 75th anniversary of the publication of the Hobbit.  Looking forward to it.

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« Reply #268 on: September 19, 2012, 10:10 AM »
And now, it is online:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thehobbit/

Can't wait for this.

UPDATE:  Also, you can view additional scenes (and apparently make "your own" trailer, at The Hobbit.com.  http://www.thehobbit.com/index.html
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Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« Reply #269 on: September 19, 2012, 10:52 AM »
SO AWESOME CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!