About the three movie thing, I have no problem with it.
Just look at the average TV series or anime. Game of Thrones for example is 10 hours for the first book and even then it cuts down or squeezes together various things. The Hobbit has many different aspects of it you just can't cut out or else it the movie will be missing a lot. Three films (which I doubt will all be 3 hours long each like LotR, more like 2 hours each unless I missed something) could barely put everything in from the books no matter how small it is.
Just look at it as a movie retelling of a story not in a condensed form. If you don't want to watch it then don't watch it. If you think the first is boring and too long, then don't continue watching it. I just know me and others will watch the movie series and love it no matter how long they make it.
I'm so excited!
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The Desolation of Smaug is the title of the second film now.
There and Back Again is the third.
HAI U! Didn't see a thread for this, and, well, being the good Samaritan that I am, I want to share this with you: Enjoy
The only problem I had with Lord of the rings is how it ended... Sauron should have at least appeard to try to take over the ring or something like that.... I'll watch hobbit for the lolz but it won't be the same knowing that it all ends in utter crap for me ;/
The book was amazing and I can see why it's considered a true classic. Hopefully the movie follows it fairly close. I can't wait either.
I was to busy watching the trailer like 10000 times in the last number of hours to come and link here on the forums, thankfully IngoDent is on the case!
Holy God it was a brilliant Trailer. I'm camping my local movie theaters websites every day or 2 to make sure I can get Midnight Screening tickets in a good seat.
It's going to be couple of hours of pure joy followed by depression on the 13th when I watch, then realise I'm going to have to wait another year for the next installment
Gollum looks especially incredible with the new technology and battle of the five armies is going to be AMAZING (Provided they show more of it then what we get in the book).
I didnt know the trailer was out already! Looks very promising, finally another movie with LOTR-vibe but I don't have to rewatch the old movies now Can't wait
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I hope this is good. I thoroughly enjoyed the original trilogy but i had some issues with it as well. Definitely looking forward to it though
The trailer looks amazing, I can't wait. I am honestly excited that it is another Trilogy, I mean I'm worried about how they are going to stretch it, but so far it looks incredible. Plus, I am just overjoyed about getting another chance to venture into Middle Earth for another 3 years.
Fuzzie is right, trilogy inc YAY
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December 14th cannot come soon enough.