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HudsonTaco 7/31/2012 6:05:33 AM

 Was it too much to ask to just have one or two movies based on the Hobbit? Not the expanded fluff they are adding in. I just wanted a movie based on my favorite book from childhood. I really hope I am wrong. 

iceknight52 7/31/2012 6:42:10 AM

Making a prequel triology worked for Star Wars...oh, wait a minute. ;)

metalpause 7/31/2012 6:42:53 AM

 Cash grab!

ddiaz28 7/31/2012 7:10:25 AM

All you guys who are saying cash grab really didn't read Jackson's words very well.  He clearly says that they decided to do a third film only after seeing rough cuts of the films and all the extra story they could tell if they had a third film.  Saying it's a cash grab supposes that the only reason they are doing it is for money.  Of course they want to make more money, who wouldn't?  By what PJ says though is that their main drive in making a third film is to tell more of the story.  How could anyone not want that?  Quit being f-ing cynics and give the dude a break.  He crafted an amazing trilogy out of LOTR so he deserves the chance to do the same with the Hobbit and its appendices. 

Roqueja 7/31/2012 7:33:06 AM

I will totally give Mr. Jackson the benefit of the doubt.  He has more than earned the right to do with Middle Earth what he sees as best for the fans.  I will go to see as many Middle Earth stories as he puts on the screen, and enjoy them immensely.  I'm still hoping for many other Tolkien adaptations to be done after The Hobbit makes it large!

redhairs99 7/31/2012 7:53:44 AM

EIBaz13, you forgot to add Kill Bill to your list of split movies.  That was probably the first in recent memory for shooting something that was supposed to be one flick and then splitting it into 2.  While I enjoy the movies, I feel like if QT had stuck with his single flick idea that the movie would have been great!  As it is, we have 2 halves of a really great film and 2 halves of utter crap including a horrible and needless anime backstory on a character who died in the first half of the films.

Sorry for the rant on Kill Bill.

Anyway, I always say I trust PJ to make the movie he wants.  Sure, King Kong was overly bloated, but I still love every second of the extended editions of the LOTR.  This does raise many questions, though.  Is this simply a cash grab by the story?  Does this mean we're getting 3 2 hour films, 3 2 and a half hour films, 3 2 and a half films and 3 and a half hour extended cuts of said 3 films, or 3 2 or 2 and a half hour films and no extended cuts?  Is PJ going to do more reshoots or do they already have enough material for all 3?  Are they going to expand into more of the notes and side stories than just The Hobbit and the 125 pages about the White Council and the Necromancer?  Does this mean we have to wait until 2014 to see Smaug?  These are jsut a few off the top of my head, but I suppose only time will tell.

wormlander 7/31/2012 7:57:48 AM

Who cares if "The Hobbit - There once more and never to return (unless I finally get to score with a female elf)" don't break the Oscars record of the ROTK? Already knowing from "Fellowship" that Bilbo does indeed get back to Hobbiton, there should be some pretty spectacular love scenes in this one.

@ ElBaz13 - Interesting fact about 3D blindness. Don't forget the large category of people who do see 3D but are obviously blind to the flaws of the 3D format technique. Judging by my personal experience we're talking at least 60% of the population. 

@HudsonTaco - I understand the reactions from old fans of the books longing to see more faithful adaptations of Tolkien's original tale. Personally I couldn't even finish the LOTR trilogy because of the utterly dull language and scizophrenic narrative. To me It's a true blessing to finally have the world of Tolkien interpreted by someone who also understands good storytelling.

monkeyfoot 7/31/2012 7:59:10 AM

For the studio it's a cash grab. For PJ I think it's to do the story he's put together proper justice by making a trilogy. He runs the risk of making a awlwardly stretched out movie series that will be disliked. He could get the George Lucas "You raped my Middle Earth!" treatment if he does it wrong. But in PJ I trust.

After watching X3 again on cable a while ago, I'm thinking it would have been a good idea to have done the same with The Dark Phoenix saga. More of the comic book story could have been done.

ElBaz13 7/31/2012 8:04:56 AM

Ah yes, forgot about Kill Bill. And I agree, as much as I like QT, I felt a 2.5-3 hour movie would have been fine.

 

wallyrus 7/31/2012 8:11:55 AM

 This is a bad idea.

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