THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Skywalker, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    I'm not super psyched about it being 3 movies right now, but in a few years when they are all out on Blu-Ray, I will greatly look forward to having a lazy Hobbit movie marathon.
     
  2. Deckerd

    Deckerd Fleet Arse Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Location:
    the Frozen Wastes
    Unless they're tedious shit, of course.
     
  3. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    My mom had the same reaction. She was under the impression that this film would be one and done. Maybe they're not advertising the fact that it will be the first of three parts very well?
     
  4. Starbreaker

    Starbreaker Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2001
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Remember how many people were pissed when they walked out of FOTR and it ended on a cliffhanger? People will get over it.
     
  5. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    I remember a little while ago, I saw the trailer and saw rock giants in the Misty Mountains and thought "well now they're just padding. No way that happened in the book." Then I re-read it and found out that, yeah, it's in the book.

    It's simply not possible to tell this story in one or likely two parts without cutting things out. Now you may think they should cut things out, but he's not really adding things.
     
  6. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    Of course, but since the movie won't even be out until next week, I'm not going to make that call yet.
     
  7. Sindatur

    Sindatur Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Internet Fail, turn in your Nerd Card ;)
     
  8. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2000
    Location:
    QC, IL, USA
    I'm trying to revolutionize the internet with rationality and logic! It's totally gonna be the newest thing.
     
  9. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Location:
    A deserted gin joint on the Lower East Side
    ^ Just like a Nazi strawman.

    What? :p

    I'm sure there will be padding ... but even so, there's a *lot* that happens in The Hobbit that is quickly glossed over (like the rock giants). It's not a long passage in the book, but to do it any dramatic justice in a film, it would have to take a few minutes of time. Ditto for even smaller sequences like Bilbo's "purple emperors" - which will, no doubt, result in one of those lingering closeups and sweeping vista shots that Deckerd isn't too keen on.
     
  10. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2003
    Location:
    Norfolk, VA
    Yeah. There are two options. Pretend something in the book doesn't exist or do it justice. Doing it justice takes a bit more time than it took in the book.
     
  11. superdeluxe

    superdeluxe Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
  12. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Location:
    A deserted gin joint on the Lower East Side
    Opie & Anthony? A veritable font of reasoned perspective.

    WoW!!! :p

    ETA:
    The Viewmasterâ„¢ comparison does not impress me. Glad to hear their enthusiasm though.
     
  13. superdeluxe

    superdeluxe Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Location:
    Seattle
    They sound like fans, and not too much on the 'serious' critical reviews.
     
  14. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Location:
    A deserted gin joint on the Lower East Side
    Well, FWIW, one them did say that the genre was "not my thing" but still loved it, so that's certainly a plus.
     
  15. Set Harth

    Set Harth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Location:
    Morrowind
    Yes, we call them "non-readers".
     
  16. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Location:
    A deserted gin joint on the Lower East Side
    Yes, because such a term is not condescending in any way.
     
  17. Stiletto

    Stiletto Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2002
    My total blackout of all things Hobbit (commercials, tv specials, interviews, behind-the-scenes footage) before the premiere has begun.
     
  18. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1999
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I'm re-reading LOTR right now and I'm in the middle of Book One and I started thinking, what if they used cut material from FOTR to fill out the first Hobbit movie? The Old Forest and Tom Bombadil? The Barrow Wights? Probably would not be a popular move :lol:
     
  19. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 1999
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Why not? Those are the only things they have the rights to and that they haven't used yet.
     
  20. Mr Light

    Mr Light Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 1999
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    There was also a wolf attack before they enter Moria ;)
     

Share This Page