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As someone who got introduced to Tolkien's books through PJs adaptations...

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Feb 8 2013, 1:11pm


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I have just started reading The Hobbit now and I am halfway thorugh - which means I have seen the movie first (since I am a big fan of Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings adaptation) and I really don't know what all the fuss is about... He has stayed rather close to the book so far (even Azog was mentioned in the text) and whereas the book feels rushed at times imo, PJ has taken the liberty to simply embellish the story a bit more - as a movie it works wonderfully imo. If The Hobbit came first it would have definitely been quite a different and shorter movie but I don't necessarily think it would have been a better one because what I love most about Peter Jacksons Middle-Earth movies is that he takes the time to not only tell the story but also to show us the magic of his vision of Middle-Earth and he is still trying to stay close to the book. I for one am soo happy that it is this way around so that we get more of his vision of Tolkien's work on the big screen.

I can imagine that it is hard maybe for people that are more fans of the books than of the movies but as a movie I think this first part works quite well (my brother, his girlfriend and my best friend all 3 didn't like the LOTR movies but enjoyed the Hobbit very much, my parents and me (fans of the LOTR movies) also enjoyed the new movie a lot - so I would say PJ did something right!^^

I think the best thing about the first Hobbit movie is that PJ has managed to find a very good balance between the ligher atmosphere of the Hobbit book and the continuity with the already existing LOTR movies - surely he never had a chance to please them all but he did the best job trying to please as many as possible :)

Subject User Time
Thought experiment: what if The Hobbit had been filmed before Lord of the Rings? matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 12:13pm
    As someone who got introduced to Tolkien's books through PJs adaptations... Verbal_Daggers Send a private message to Verbal_Daggers Feb 8 2013, 1:11pm
    We would have Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 8 2013, 1:40pm
        Maybe... matthauger Send a private message to matthauger Feb 8 2013, 2:20pm
        Or maybe... RalphDamiani Send a private message to RalphDamiani Feb 8 2013, 3:02pm
            Hobbit Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 8 2013, 3:19pm
        Nah... one Hobbit and ZERO LOTR film. xxxyyy Send a private message to xxxyyy Feb 8 2013, 3:42pm
            We have discussed this topic several times on the boards... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:28pm
    Luckily that didn't happen! BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 8 2013, 4:34pm
        We might have still gotten a cameo of Legolas... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Feb 8 2013, 4:54pm
        The LOTR cast would be different too glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:03pm
            Richard Armitage as Boromir...*spoiler* BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 9 2013, 5:10pm
    It Might Have Changed the Overall Tone IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 8 2013, 5:01pm
    I imagine: Marionette Send a private message to Marionette Feb 8 2013, 6:23pm
        yes, one short.. glor Send a private message to glor Feb 9 2013, 5:53pm
    There would be world peace Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 8 2013, 8:52pm

 
 
 

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