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Luckily that didn't happen!

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Feb 8 2013, 4:34pm


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1.The cast would have been different, for one thing. Aidan Turner and Dean O' Gorman would've been too young to be in it, and Peter Jackson would most probably not have heard of Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman. I can't imagine TH without them. This is my main concern.

2.The budget would have been a lot smaller, and that could have changed everything.

3. I doubt the opening sequence with Bilbo and Frodo would have been there - but if it were, it wouldn't have been as effective because we wouldn't be familiar with Frodo and Bilbo's actors. One thing I love about AUJ is the nostalgia that arises when I watch the film.

4. We'd be Legolas-less. PJ wouldn't have a reason for putting him in.

5. It would affect LotR drastically. A small example being Gloin; if Gloin looked a certain way, PJ would want to make Gimli look similar. Same goes for Thranduil and Legolas.

6. Would we have the material from the Appendices? The Battle of Azanulbizar? But I do understand your point on the Necromancer back story.

One thing I wouldn't mind would be a lack of Azog.

In the end, I think The Hobbit coming first would have changed LotR too much. And I adore LotR as it is.

s ofereode, isses swa mg - that has passed, so may this.

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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