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The Hobbit will now be made into three films: too much?

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BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 19:30:14

Do you think this is solely a money-making exercise, or are you happy at so much bang for the buck?

Film One - up until the barrel escape
Film Two - all of Smaug and Laketown until his death
Film Three - Battle of Five Armies and its fallout

It's all extended because there's all the stuff in the LOTR Appendices timeline about the White Council and their suspicions about who the Necromancer might be, and then their attack on Dol Guldur and driving him out (SPOILER he later arises as Sauron in Mordor).

Is this the geekiest first post ever?

LePan Fri 17-Aug-12 19:41:44


BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 19:43:47

Erudite as always, Pan.

HaitchJay Fri 17-Aug-12 19:44:24

Interesting wording for a first post?

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 19:47:52

What does that mean, Haitch?

Somebloke Fri 17-Aug-12 19:53:17

"Is this the geekiest first post ever?"

I'd say you're well into the top 10.

Somebloke Fri 17-Aug-12 19:53:26

Welcome BTW.

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 19:56:30

Ah, I should have said "geekiest OP", rather than "geekiest first post".

Sadly, it's far from my first post.

(Pimms helps the bedtime routine go smoother)

LePan Fri 17-Aug-12 19:57:06

to expand....erm,well..

HaitchJay Fri 17-Aug-12 19:58:30

Do you think this is solely a money-making exercise, or are you happy at so much bang for the buck?

Sounds like a magazine article !

If youre not a newbie I apologise but we get far too many people starting threads for their lazy research

bisjolympics Fri 17-Aug-12 20:00:01

Is Viggo Mortenson sex god Aragon going to be in any of them?

PeggyCarter Fri 17-Aug-12 20:00:05

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LePan Fri 17-Aug-12 20:00:41

ooh wrong note there Haitch. BB is legend.

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 20:00:58

Being a geek (or is it a nerd) i've already done way too much 'research' on this topic.

No, sadly (or saddo-ly) I just felt like chatting about this crap.

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 20:03:00

bisjolympics, Aragorn could be in it, but not Viggo Mortensen.

Aragorn was only a child during the time-span of The Hobbit.

HaitchJay Fri 17-Aug-12 20:04:51

blush sorry was confused by the. 'first post'comment.

bisjolympics Fri 17-Aug-12 20:04:59

Can't they do the future equivalent of flash backs so Viggo would be in it? <clutches at straws>

SummerRain Fri 17-Aug-12 20:06:02

Christ, I can't even remember the bits films 1&3 are about. <<<DISCLAIMER... I was 9 when I read the book>>>

I do think it sounds a bit much but Peter Jackson is a great director so I'll trust him for now

PeggyCarter Fri 17-Aug-12 20:06:03

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Bamaluz Fri 17-Aug-12 20:06:33

They're stretching a thin children's book into three films, so yes I think it's definitely a money making exercise.
LOTR was in three parts anyway, but The Hobbit? No.

LordFlasheart Fri 17-Aug-12 20:07:11

Tell me more.

I have been waiting for this for ages, as I recall from barrel to battle is only short part of the book?

I have worries. Will that same bloke be Bilbo? Will Smaug be twee with glowing eyes?

BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 20:08:05

Yes they are doing flashbacks (Frodo is being told the story by Bilbo).

But as yet there is no mention of Aragorn popping up.

Another section of Mumsnet might get warm in the gussets at the news that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing two different roles, though.

LordFlasheart Fri 17-Aug-12 20:09:06

My favorite bit was the forest, and the spiders. I remember thinking the ryhmes were so funny as a kid <childgeek> where he calls the spiders names.

LePan Fri 17-Aug-12 20:09:23



BelfastBloke Fri 17-Aug-12 20:09:56

Yes Ian Holm will still be Bilbo when he is talking to Elijah Wood's Frodo.

But Martin Freeman (from the Office) will be playing the younger Bilbo in the main sections.

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