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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Do you prefer two TH movies or three?
Poll: Do you prefer two TH movies or three?
Three
Two
I trust PJ / 2 or 3 is the same for me
Other
View Results (154 votes)
 

Erufaildon
Bree


Jul 30 2012, 10:52pm

Post #1 of 23 (1394 views)
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Do you prefer two TH movies or three? Can't Post

With the news today that there will be three Hobbit movies, I know a lot of people have different opinions on that and I was wondering what the general consensus around here was?

I've also included "other" if there's anyone who feels neither two or three is the right way to go for the Hobbit.


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 30 2012, 10:55pm

Post #2 of 23 (621 views)
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Heck! I voted 3! [In reply to] Can't Post

Even if this very morning I was saying I didn't want a trilogy!

I've been won over Wink


Erufaildon
Bree


Jul 30 2012, 11:02pm

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Hehe [In reply to] Can't Post

I mean, the more the merrier. But I have a big fear that 3 movies will make parts of them rushed, uneven and of lower quality then what we could get with 2 movies.

Knowing myself, I'll probably change my mind several times before the release though Wink


Sam20
Lorien

Jul 30 2012, 11:32pm

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I've voted for two because I think it would've been enough to adapt the story of the book without neglecting and forsaking too many elements as has been done with LOTR by one movie a book. Now, they said that they need three film to really tell the story and his background but my guess is that lots of invented stuff, fan-fiction like, based on their interpretation and maybe not Tolkien's work will be included. I fear that they try to stretch it too long, like butter over bread for perhaps money purpose since The Hobbit is probably the last book of Tolkien's work that will be adapt on screen.


(This post was edited by sam90 on Jul 30 2012, 11:37pm)


tolkiennerd
Lorien


Jul 31 2012, 3:09am

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3 sort of [In reply to] Can't Post

I would rather 'the Hobbit' be 2 films with film 3 being something out of the appendix or Unfinished Tales.


sador
Half-elven


Jul 31 2012, 5:49am

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One. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


DanielLB
Immortal


Jul 31 2012, 8:25am

Post #7 of 23 (602 views)
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While The Hobbit is 1 book [In reply to] Can't Post

I think 1 film would've felt too rushed.

2 films was perfect, but now it seems they want to delve more into even more detail. 3 is a perfect number for The Hobbit plot, the Dol Guldur sub-plot, and any other bits and pieces they want to film. I just want titles now!


Nuradar
Rohan


Jul 31 2012, 11:56am

Post #8 of 23 (584 views)
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2 + [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree with tolkiennerd - I would like The Hobbit to remain just 2 films, and the 3rd to be a different one entirely, because it will be based on material not found in The Hobbit, from my understanding. Even if it contains some elements of The Hobbit, then it won't be true to the book, I guess. I'm sure there is enough material in the appendicies to lend itself to a different title other than The Hobbit.


Noria
Rohan

Jul 31 2012, 12:13pm

Post #9 of 23 (622 views)
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I am choosing to believe PJ when he says he has the material for three movies, though I was happy with two. More Middel Earth, if it's good, is better.


Nightingale
Rohan


Jul 31 2012, 12:17pm

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painjoiker
Grey Havens


Jul 31 2012, 12:44pm

Post #11 of 23 (508 views)
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I voted for two, [In reply to] Can't Post

But with a nights sleep I actually can see a trilogy based on The Hobbit (and the appendices related) a smart choice really ;)
My only fear is that it will be more appendix material than The Hobbit... :/


Lusitano
Tol Eressea


Jul 31 2012, 1:05pm

Post #12 of 23 (506 views)
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i [In reply to] Can't Post

Two is the perfect number for the TH


DesiringDragons
Lorien


Jul 31 2012, 1:23pm

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Other :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I was in the "two Hobbit films and a bridge" camp and I'm still trying to adjust to the idea of three Hobbit films. (I'm slow.)

...and no matter what I say now, I know I'll be there in the theater the day each one opens. Smile


Ardamírë
Valinor


Jul 31 2012, 6:05pm

Post #14 of 23 (497 views)
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That's how I am. [In reply to] Can't Post

I certainly didn't want 3 movies, but I know I'll be seeing them and will probably enjoy them very much.


the_argonath
Lorien


Jul 31 2012, 9:22pm

Post #15 of 23 (441 views)
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Voted for "Trust" [In reply to] Can't Post

I was cool with 2, thinking that 3 would be too stretched out and making it just for the sake of having a complete trilogy. But I don't think the team would release a sub-standard movie, so we have to trust them Crazy


sevilodorf
Gondor


Jul 31 2012, 11:41pm

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It would depend upon the scripts [In reply to] Can't Post

How exactly are they going to expand the story to fill three long movies? If the time is needed to tell the story well, great, the more the merrier, but if it's just goes on and on and on.... two would be more than sufficient.


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Aug 1 2012, 4:03pm

Post #17 of 23 (403 views)
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One. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Eredhion
The Shire


Aug 1 2012, 7:10pm

Post #18 of 23 (410 views)
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I trust PJ [In reply to] Can't Post

 


xy
Rohan

Aug 1 2012, 8:30pm

Post #19 of 23 (458 views)
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I agree [In reply to] Can't Post

One 3 hour movie is more than enough.


Sam20
Lorien

Aug 2 2012, 11:34pm

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Films [In reply to] Can't Post

@tolkiennerd

quote:

'I would rather 'the Hobbit' be 2 films with film 3 being something out of the appendix or Unfinished Tales.'

Unfinished Tales or part of it cannot be adapted by PJ or anyone else since it is protected by a copyright which is owned by the Tolkien Estate.


(This post was edited by sam90 on Aug 2 2012, 11:37pm)


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Aug 3 2012, 3:22am

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Me too. (You write and I'll film--except [In reply to] Can't Post

your writing is a hundred times better than my "filming"!)Evil


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Aug 3 2012, 7:29am

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Nice of you to say so, but [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not sure I'd know how to write a screenplay. That's a whole different writing skill.

I'm looking forward to the movies, but I hope the vast number of hours doesn't mean hours and hours of drawn-out battle scenes like the interminable cave troll scene in FotR. I think one movie would be a lot tighter and better.


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Aug 3 2012, 11:13pm

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I trust PJ as well [In reply to] Can't Post

If it was anyone but PJ or Guillermo I would not be a happy camper right now
but it is hard to look at PJ's (and Guillermo's when he was directing) enthusiasm and think that it is all about money


(This post was edited by Oiotári on Aug 3 2012, 11:14pm)

 
 

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