The Hobbit: two movies?
July 4, 2009 8:07pm CST
What do you think about The Hobbit being turned into two films rather than one? Personally I think it's a bad idea; JRR Tolkien wrote the books like that, so trying to improve on them by explaining things in the second film (such as how Gollum got to Mordor) which are not even mentioned in the books is doomed to failure. Already films are never anywhere near as good as the book which they draw ideas from, so making things up will only increase this problem.
27 Jul 09
It depends Peter Jackson did a wonderful adaptation of the other books and they were heavily compacted into the movies, several parts were totally removed and overlooked, the most glaring of which was the The Return of the King, the book ending and the movie ending are very different. Since all of Tolkien books are very dense and complex I think it is possible to extend the book to two movies, maybe even add some bits from other books and complete the view of Middle Earth. To be honest I can't wait to see what they do, it must be difficult to make movies for an audience with such high expectations.
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5 Jul 09
Hi. I hadn't heard that they were doing that. I agree that films are never as good as the book. The directors tend to take the parts that they think are important and run with it. I think that you're right that it is doomed to failure. People that read the books first and disappointed by the movies and people who watch the movies first then read the books only to find themselves awed because the movie now makes sense. :) Happy myLotting!!!