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Jul 31 2012, 3:40am

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What was the original context of your comment?

Nvm, I remember it now (I was even in on that subthread Crazy)... here's a link in case anyone else is wondering.

It is a point worth repeating, that Tolkien's The Hobbit and PJ's The Hobbit are two entirely different animals.

I just wish Morthoron would tell us what they really think. Wink

No really, I can sympathize with both points of view. The agreement gave PJ a blank slate but that doesn't mean it is wise (or right even) to do whatever he wants to with the source material -- why mess with a good thing and all that? However, people trust him to make a good film set in Middle-earth because he's done it three times already. But the spirit of The Hobbit is worth preserving, as much as possible.

I'm not sure how a third film is going to alter the essence of The Hobbit any more than two films were going to already. A touch of sadness attends the realization that this is likely more about increasing gross revenue than it is about doing the original stories justice.

But that's been lingering behind the scenes with this production all along. I'm not sure that was the case while they were making LOTR. It seems that they were just trying to make some great movies... whether they would see a good return was more of a gamble that time around. (Still, counting on a big box office this time around is looking risky the longer they drag things out.)

(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Jul 31 2012, 3:43am)

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Post edited by SirDennisC (Nevle-flah) on Jul 31 2012, 3:43am

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