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Totally agree...


Feb 22 2010, 9:35pm

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Totally agree... [In reply to] Can't Post

... of all the posts in this thread, this is the one I totally agree with.

If The Hobbit 1 focuses on the crew's journey till Lakewood and ends there, it will have become a FOTR-style "journey" movie, almost mirroring all the keynotes.

With an idyllic start in the Shire, an unlikely recruitment process, and with various happenings on the way (the Trolls, Goblin King, Beorn, Mirkwood, Wood-Elves, Barrel Escape), the doofus protagonist in the beginning will have matured into a more responsible man-on-a-mission by the end, having earned the respect of his team members for his wit and resilience. Meanwhile, the main "task" has not even been partially fulfilled and things are just about to get darker.

There. Almost perfect mirror image of FOTR. What's more, the "events" that happen in here, such as the being captured by Goblins, Mirkwood, they are such that it will take a a lot of screentime to get them right. They'll have to show the despair and wickedness of Mirkwood sufficiently, not just thru a montage. They must have an efficient escape sequence from the Goblin King, just showing a small turn-around-the-corner-and-duck won't do.

Hence, even if we do consider a 2.30 hr+ movie, this much will take up the entire time.

Meanwhile, this sets up Movie 2 perfectly, and since you already covered those points accurately, I won't retread.

Also, by setting up Movie 2 like this, with a gigantic dragon and massive battle in the end, its more akin to TTT/ROTK, thus completing the similarities between the 2 prequels and the original trilogy.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

Subject User Time
Does the history of The Hobbit production give us any clues? moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Feb 21 2010, 7:02am
    I doubt it Elladan Send a private message to Elladan Feb 21 2010, 1:04pm
        The doom feeling... OrnawenRana Send a private message to OrnawenRana Feb 21 2010, 3:27pm
        Crowds Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion Feb 21 2010, 7:24pm
    I'd be cautious... Eldorion Send a private message to Eldorion Feb 21 2010, 7:25pm
        Everything is guesswork at this stage really moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Feb 22 2010, 5:48am
            The Change from The Hobbit + Bridge Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Feb 22 2010, 3:09pm
            True its all speculation. Elladan Send a private message to Elladan Feb 22 2010, 3:21pm
                The problem I see... moreorless Send a private message to moreorless Feb 22 2010, 4:32pm
                    Totally agree... lazygarfield Send a private message to lazygarfield Feb 22 2010, 9:35pm


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