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The first part of the Hobbit should end at Mirkwood!

ACDC1989
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Oct 9 2008, 8:55am


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Fellow Lord of the Rings, Hobbit and Tolkien fans,

wouldn't the second film dealing with the Battle of the Five Armies straight after the death of Smaug be a truely folly decision? Del Toro, for those who weren't aware, stated that part 1 ends with the death of Smaug. The first thing which immediately came into my mind when i heard of this news that it`ll be rushed. They are supposidely expecting to cover around 8/10 of the book within the first film whilst presumably explaining Gandalf's venturing for counsel. Hence my worrying. I just sincerely hope that there is no dramatic cutting and changing of the story.

Personally, from being a very big Tolkien fan, it would be alot safer to allow the end of the first film to end during the stepping into Mirkwood and the second film picking up where it left off. Perhaps a third film acting as transition towards The Fellowship of the Ring?

The only way Del Toro's idea could possibly work is if the first film was 4 or 5+ hours long. Perhaps the extended edition will be around 4 or 5+ hours if not the original one. It sounds ridiculous but it's seriously true. Del Toro, Jackson etc are going to have to compensate due to the shortness of the book, in comparison to the books of LOTR, which i think they will do. But regarding the bridging film i'm not entirely sure how their going to do that. There are too many goings on such as Gandalf venturing to the White Counsel, Saruman becoming an ally with Sauron, Aragorn capturing Gollum on behalf of Gandalf, Sauron's banishment from Mirkwood etc. By the way i hope John Rhys Davis considers a role! Perhaps he could play a slightly younger Gimli? Or even Gloin which would be utterly brilliant.
Please post all your comments as are very much appreciated. Many thanks!

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The first part of the Hobbit should end at Mirkwood! ACDC1989 Send a private message to ACDC1989 Oct 9 2008, 8:55am
    Why did this need a separate thread? Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Oct 9 2008, 3:55pm
        How about "Welcome to TORn, ACDC1989"? Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Oct 9 2008, 11:21pm
            My apologies Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Oct 10 2008, 3:23am
                Intriguing. ACDC1989 Send a private message to ACDC1989 Oct 10 2008, 12:08pm
    Welcome to TORN, ACDC1989! N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Oct 10 2008, 12:00am
        I agree... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 10 2008, 1:00am
            While I agree... weyhoops Send a private message to weyhoops Oct 11 2008, 4:19pm
                Don't worry. Sunflower Send a private message to Sunflower Oct 15 2008, 11:22pm
        I agree.. Jettorex Send a private message to Jettorex Oct 10 2008, 2:24pm
            Are those the book's climaxes? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Oct 10 2008, 7:22pm
                A plethora of dénouements... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 11 2008, 2:58am
                    Bilbo doesn't have to be in many scenes simplyaven Send a private message to simplyaven Oct 11 2008, 4:34am
    Howdy and Welcome ACDC1989 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 13 2008, 1:41am

 
 
 

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