Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release
You could tell the entire Hobbit novel in two hours and forty minutes. Seriously, he's going to do three movies on The Hobbit that are going to clock in at at least eight hours? Oh, but of course, Peter Jackson is a genius. The same genius who decided to take a ninety-minute movie in King Kong and turn into into a bloated, three-hour-plus "epic."
Nail on the head.
However one parses it Jackson had more individual material for each one of his LOTR movies - including The Two Towers
, which shifted a chunk of the novel's actual story to the next film - than he does for the entire Hobbit Trilogy. While incorporating the appendices played an important role in the LOTR films (Arwen's story is drawn entirely from it), it'll play a much more significant and larger role in these films.
That the decision to make it a trilogy rather than a duology also came very late in the game raises eyebrows. So I think they're fair concerns.
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