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So, anyone else see something like this:

 

http://www.fox23.com...Q.cspx?rss=1603

 

Now, admittedly, it has been a while since I have read through The Hobbit, and while I enjoyed it more than reading The Lord of the Rings, I don't remember it being long enough to warrant three movies!! ::o:

 

Maybe Peter Jackson is going word for word through the book?!? :huh:

 

Wild Bill :blues:

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Even when there were only going to be 2 movies, Jackson said that they would be expanding on the story beyond the book. I guess that will be even more the case with 3.

 

I admit to having some misgivings about how far they may stray from the original story, but I'll give it a chance and see what they come up with.

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SPOILER ALERT - In the first one "THE HOBBIT", brave hobbit Bilbo meets some dwarves, fights trolls, meets Gollum, kills a dragon, does some other stuff. In the second one, "THE HOBBIT 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO", a developer tries to bulldoze the Shire's community recreation center. The dwarves and Bilbo become breakdancers and have a dance contest/concert to raise some money and try to stop it. In the third film "HOBBIT 3D" (oddly enough NOT in 3D), the tricksy hobbitses build a water park with underwater tunnels and lagoons. As it prepares for opening, a young great white shark infiltrates the park from the sea, seemingly attacking and killing water skiers and park employees. Once the baby shark is captured, it becomes apparent that it was the mother, a much larger shark who also entered the park, who was the real killer. Snape kills Gandalf and Bella becomes a vampire.

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I guess for me, all I can say is that the Lord of the Ring movies for me have been the only real movies that I have been very happy watching compared to the books. That is, movies like Harry Potter, Riddick, and most recently John Carter, while all decent movies when you dont consider the books, all have all been huge disappointments compared to the books just because how many shortcuts were taken to keep the movies under a time check.

 

Obviously, I dont like the idea of having to spend more money and wait a longer period of time to get to see the entire thing... but I think he did a good job with LOTR and believe that he should be able to do the same with this one as well.

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I heard rumor of a fourth movie where Bilbo learns he was actually cloned and used in experiments to create a hybrid hobbit-orc. The Urak-lo. Bilbo manages to survive although most of his companions are slain by the monsters. One hybrid survives and skulks into a cave with a gold circlet containing data on the experiments.

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Seriously though, they are expanding it by adding events that Tolkein descibed in passing both in the Hobbit and in LOTR. They will be showing the White Council's attack on Dol Guldur and the ousting of Sauron from that region from where he fled back to Mordor and remanifested, thus beginnig the buildup to the events for LOTR. I can see how that will add enough to the story to add a whole extra movie.

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I have heard it said there will be singing in this movie; the songs from the book will play a larger part than they did in LOTR, where even Aragorn exploded into song periodically, as if Busby Berkeley was watching from the bushes. Perhaps the extra lead time will be taken up with Dwarven musical numbers.

 

And, again, the book lacks female characters. Is Arwen going to be back, or will someone else get Ascended Extra status?

 

Hell, the book's only a little over 300 pages.

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And, again, the book lacks female characters. Is Arwen going to be back, or will someone else get Ascended Extra status?

 

 

Galadrial will be the main female character from what i can tell. As bearer of Nenya, she is on the White Council and one of those who ousted the Necromancer (Sauron).

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So we started with 0 Hobbit movies and then had the Spanish director's version which was dropped. Jackson picked it up but then decided 1 wasn't enough and so it would be two movies. Now we have three. Hmmm anybody else notice the Fibinacci Sequence. Next week: 5 Hobbit movies for all to love and attend.

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I am a cynic. I think they're doing it for the money. And I find that this article says everything about it I might have said, but funnier.

 

http://io9.com/5930350/some-totally-real-reasons-why-the-hobbit-had-to-be-a-trilogy?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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I am a cynic. I think they're doing it for the money. And I find that this article says everything about it I might have said, but funnier.

 

http://io9.com/59303...dium=socialflow

 

Yeah that is funny!

 

I am not a cynic and I can only hope that the mistakes (lack of editing) of King Kong don't crop up. I can see a very interesting expansion into where Gandalf got off to, maybe more on the alliances before the battle of five armies. My guess is the atmospherics of goblin caves and werebears will be expanded as well and none of this bothers me. I like having a movie trilogy to wait for as long as it isn't Twilight (oh yeah that is four movies isn't it).

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I am looking forward to it, but it throws my thoughts of the flow for a loop, I figured Bilbo/Golum would be the end of the first moveie, and Smaug would be the pinnacle with the 6 army war the end of two. Maybe the war/battle will be the culmination of 3? I would love to see some expansion on the Dwarves and Bilbo exploring the reclaimed Dwarf city!

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