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Old June 23 2013, 11:15 PM   #2339
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
finished rereading The Hobbit on the train yesterday - still don't see how they can legitimately get three fucking movies out of it - and haven't decided what's next.
As I understand it, the first film in the two film plan was to end with the barrels and Thorin's arrival in Laketown, a good splitting point.

I suspect the second film in the reformatted trilogy will end with Smaug vanquished, Laketown destroyed, and Bilbo leaving Lonely Mountain with the Arkenstone. It's a downer moment, but it's also a good breaking point in terms of character and narrative. I don't see how you fill a third film with just the Battle of Five Armies, though, as the Necromancer business will need to be dealt with (chronologically) within the second film.
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