Peter Jackson responds to the critics:
Shrugging off the mixed reaction that greeted ten minutes of unfinished footage from The Hobbit, which screened earlier this week at the Cinemacon exhibitors convention in Las Vegas, director Peter Jackson told the Hollywood Reporter, “It wasn’t particularly surprising because it is something new.”
I just hope Jackson doesn't screw things up with his ego. His record since the trilogy hasn't exactly been impressive. The only good thing he's been part of is being a producer for District 9.
The only reason The Hobbit is two films is because of money. That's it. The book itself is less than 300 pages long. It should be one movie and I wish it was. Hopefully they can add some good new stuff in there. Bt he's also the same director who decided that a 90-minute film like King Kong should be a three-hour plus "epic." 45 minutes on a fucking boat to get to Skull Island should tell you a lot about how he makes films...