Aug 4 2012, 4:29am
...this is how I would expect PJ to frame his three films, with some possible differences in when things take place. After thinking through the idea of 3 films for a few days, it does seem to make more sense than 2 films. If you have 2 films, the 2nd film would have multiple build ups and climaxes, and could potentially tax viewers. Whereas if you have Smaug as the main villain for one solid film, then you alleviate that problem to a degree, and lead into a 3rd film buildup and climax of it's own. I don't think you want to shove Smaug, Dol Guldur, and the Battle of Five Armies, and everything that happens in between into one film.
"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge"
(This post was edited by Maiarmike on Aug 4 2012, 4:30am)