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Domestically, TFA has made more money than all three Hobbit movies combined.
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Feb 8 2016, 5:17pm

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I happily contributed to both causes [In reply to] Can't Post

because I love both the Hobbit trilogy and TFA. In both cases I deeply appreciate the beneath-the-surface mythology and their structure as they fit into their larger literary worlds. TFA's characters intrigued me and drove the movie, rather than the plot. When you're working with film series of this scope, you can't help but have an unfortunate poop-faced Radagast or a long conversation about sand's annoying qualities in the mix. But it's the underlying depth that has meaning to me (except for hair. It does tend to derail me. Angelic) in both movies.

“Tollers,” Lewis said to Tolkien, “there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to try and write some ourselves.”


Feb 8 2016, 7:38pm

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The Star Wars universe has a wider viewing audience [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe based solely on my own experiences, so the box office results don't surprise me.

I was rocked to the heels by the original Star Wars movie when I first saw it in 1977, and I still love the universe. I fully plan to see The Force Awakens. My 21-year-old son just saw it, thought it was really good, and wants to see it again. He also loves the Hobbit films and The Lord of the Rings as well as the earlier Star Wars movies.

It's not a competition - different universes appeal to different audiences, with some overlap.

And personally I'm a huge fan of the Hobbit films. Any perceived "flaws" aren't enough to make any of them "bad".

That's my $0.02.

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