Praiter Yed, on 25 July 2012 - 10:16 AM, said:
Seems there is now discussion on whether The Hobbit will become a trilogy!
Not sure how to feel about that really, I've never bothered to read the appendices in The Hobbit or LOTR
so I'm unsure about how much extra material is available (or even what Gandalf gets up to while he leaves the the group in The Hobbit). I think I'd prefer to get some nicely extended DVD releases - IMHO the extended LOTR trilogy is far superior to the theatrical release.
I agree. Having read the appendices, there just isn't enough stuff to warrant a whole new feature film. Seeing as each LOTR film is based upon a single book, how can one much shorter one need as many films as three much longer books put together?
I also own the extended edition of LOTR, and I really think that they should do the same thing for The Hobbit films. The whole point of an entended edition is so that we can see a lot more scenes, some quite important, that were cut from the films so as to make them an acceptable length. I really doubt that enough material had to be cut from The Hobbit films to make a title of its own. Two films is just about okay (Although I would much prefer a single longer one), with the stuff that is there, but three films is really pushing it. With adding an extra film, there is also the high possibility of a lot of drawn-out and filler scenes, that just don't need to be that long, added so that the film can be long enough for cinema release. I really hope that Peter Jackson makes the right decision so that this great story can live up to its cinematic expectations.
Edited by Scorpiox, 25 July 2012 - 10:48 AM.