This is the one movie I’m excited to see.
September 20, 2012
September 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm
Yes, I am excited to see this movie, too. Very excited. This trailer looks great.
Nevertheless, I'm still exasperated with the "tweaking" that Peter Jackson feels he must do.
The story is good enough by itself. Let it stand that way. You, Peter Jackson, cannot improve it. Just bring *it* to life.
I know, I know: Jackson is simply adapting existing material, e.g., the White Council, and inserting it into the film at the appropriate points (goes the excuse).
So he can get two — oh, no! make that 3 — films. There is such a thing as overkill.
– Nicholas Jagneaux
September 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm
….just be grateful that Guillermo del Toro didn't direct it (I love pan's labrinth…but still)
September 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm
I'll watch this, reluctantly, but I was so appalled at what Jackson did to parts of LOTR that I'm suspicious. It wasn't just tweaking — he dishonored Faramir, one of the most honorable men in the book, by a completely false portrayal of his interactions with Frodo; he dishonored Aragorn by implying Aragorn was reluctant, and ignorant of his heritage; and he changed — deliberately? — the passages having to do with lembas to break the connection between lembas and the Eucharist, which Tolkien clearly intended.
September 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm
I agree with the problems that you cited, and I agree that it's more than tweaking.
However, I will still watch The Hobbit, because, at least, the "physical" of the books is there. It's gorgeous.
Priest's Wife: I've never seen any of del Toro's work. He does have some writing credit for The Hobbit.
September 21, 2012 at 2:38 am
I'll wait for Netflix.
September 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm
And today is the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. Mushrooms for all!
September 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Mushrooms … and a proper fourteen-twenty … for all!
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