Word has it that they had to use background info not included in the book to create enough content for 3 movies. For fans who have read the book think about this, where will they split the story? I feel very confident this story could have been told in 2 movies.I will end up going to see all three, and I like the idea of a longer + more true to the book story. But I don't like the idea of 3 cinema tickets and a long wait in-between.
Just like the final HP film, they want but really don't need the extra cash.
I have to say that I agree with you. Completely. Whatever about The Lord of the Rings - which was a massive tome, with an epic and exceptionally detailed world depicted in the books - which, as such, merited a movie adaptation which took the form of a trilogy, I cannot for the life of me see what is in The Hobbit (an utterly charming book) to fill two long movies, let alone three.
The name of the first film will remain The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The name of the second film may change. As for the newly announced film, its untitled at the moment. According to Slashfilm, Warner Bros. has registered some domains that suggest possible titles: Riddles in the Dark, and the Desolation of Smaug.
Other ideas? I found some fun ones on Facebook:
Bringing Up Bilbo
Tyler Perrys The Hobbit
50 Shades of Gandalf the Grey
Dude, Wheres My Ring?
Raiders of the Lost Arkenstone
and my favorite suggestion (also via Facebook):
If they do change the name of the 2nd film, it can only be The Hobbit 2: Electric Boogaloo.
(Thank you, Rebecca Perry)
You are saying it could be possible that the story does not start with an "unexpected party?" Or maybe it starts there and then flashes all over the place.Should Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh have dipped into the trove of Hobbit lore that was contained in The Silmarillion then I can see more than just a three episode Hobbit The Sillmarillion was compiled by Christopher Tolkien from the mountain of annotated pre history of the fables.
When the movies are released, then it will be up to each whether to see them or not.
Thanks! I'm leaning towards renting it or just buying it. For anyone foggy on the sequence of events, see this SparkNotes link. Keep in mind they have added bunches to the original book story, in many cases based on references made in the story.Saw this last night.
The story stops with the birds dropping them off on the mountain top and them looking onto the "loan mountain where the dragon is sleeping"...... The final scene is the dragon opening his eye due to the banging of a nut by a bird at the walls of the dwarf city.
There is actually quite a lot of action in the movie, I was surprised!
I'm gonna see it on theaters just because I want to see how 3D looks in 48FPS, besides not wanting to wait for BR release.
I'm curious about this too.I'm gonna see it on theaters just because I want to see how 3D looks in 48FPS, besides not wanting to wait for BR release.
Agreed.I would consider two movies to be more realistic but three seems lame. I wish they would just stick to the book.