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SnevaH Yerg

Jul 31 2012, 5:01am

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Because that's what The Hobbit is: an unsuspecting hobbit's journey - both physical and emotional. It offers such wonderful contrast to the trilogy. It's not an epic, and it's never pretended to be. Why else did Tolkien abandon the revisions he had planned for the novel (ones that would have better connected it to LoTR)? He realized what he'd be losing. PJ is simply continuing something that the author, the creator of this mythology, ultimately said "no" to.

Even with all of this additional material being added to a story that doesn't call for it, PJ is barely scratching the surface of Tolkien's work. We're never going to see everything Tolkien wrote committed on screen. I'm perfectly fine with that, because what I lack in actual physical substance, I can make up for in my imagination - with the help of Tolkien's text to provide the outlines.

Adapting The Hobbit in the style of The Lord of the Rings is about as appealing to me as adapting The Lord of the Rings in the style of The Hobbit. How would that have worked out for everyone?

(This post was edited by duats on Jul 31 2012, 5:08am)

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