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The One Ring Forums: Tolkien Topics: Movie Discussion: The Hobbit: How would that work?: Edit Log

Grey Havens

Jul 30 2012, 8:42pm

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How would that work?

Even with expanded material, I really don't think the first four chapters of the Hobbit would make a good standalone film.

If they're going to do that with any portion of the story it would make more sense to do it towards the end where they can do what they did with Rohan and Helm's Deep, and have a lot of buildup to the battle while giving the characters more of a chance to develop than they did in the book in some cases. Expanding on a few misadventures and a trip to Rivendell just wouldn't have the same impact.

the first movie would be:

-possible prologue/bookend stuff with Frodo
-dwarves arriving at Bag End
-the trolls
-Rivendell (and any White Council/Dol Guldur stuff)
-the mountain pass/Goblin Town

...it just doesn't seem like a cohesive movie. Especially considering that the first movie up until now was going to end with Barrels out of Bond. If they're going to change where the first movie ends (which sounds likely) then I think ending somewhere in Mirkwood (maybe after the spider battle or at the forest's entrance) would be the only thing that would make sense.

(This post was edited by Mooseboy018 on Jul 30 2012, 8:44pm)

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Post edited by Mooseboy018 (Grey Havens) on Jul 30 2012, 8:43pm
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