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Old 06-16-2005, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default Should they make a HOBBIT movie?

I haven't been keeping up with the rumors, and I don't know if they are in the process of making it, or in negotiations, or anything about that, but my question for you guys is this: Do you think that a Hobbit movie SHOULD be made? Most people that know Im a big Lord of the Rings fan inundate me with speculation and excitement at the prospect, but I am of a mind that they should NOT make it.

My main reason is that the people behind these movies should do what most franchises don't, and quit while they are ahead. Look what George Lucas got for trying again: Episodes I and II. Jaws took a turn for the worse, Planet of the Apes, etc. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:31 AM   #2
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I would watch it.<img src=smilies/thumb.gif>
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:34 AM   #3
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If I'm not mistaken, it's being made after Peter Jackson makes King Kong. So yes, it will be made. In how long I don't really know.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:47 AM   #4
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I hear your criticism, but there are big differences between the resurrection of star wars and the making of the Hobbit into a movie, the most important ones being the lack of a huge time gap and their willingness to keep true to already successful storylines. They managed to make three great LOTR movies, so I don't doubt that they can make, at the very least, a respectable version of the Hobbit. That would be enough to make me happy.

I'm not too excited about it, though. I always thought the trilogy was better. I'm much more excited about the coming Narnia movie. <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:43 PM   #5
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They would have to get new actors (Bilbo would be younger, and almost none of the characters in LOTR appear in the Hobbit.
The movie itself? It probably would not be as thrilling or action-packed as the LOTR movies.
A movie I hope they never make? The Silmarillion.
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:53 PM   #6
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> ...and their willingness to keep true to already
> successful storylines. They managed to make three great
> LOTR movies, so I don't doubt that they can make, at the
> very least, a respectable version of the Hobbit. That would
> be enough to make me happy.
>

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I think they'll probably do a good job.

> I'm not too excited about it, though. I always thought the
> trilogy was better.

To me it's sort of apples and oranges. They have very different feels, and different qualities that draw me in.

I just hope that the Hobbit movie reflects the particular light-hearted charm of the book. Jackson and co. shouldn't try to make it have a similar tone to the LotR. He probably already recognizes that, though.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:20 PM   #7
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> A movie I hope they never make? The Silmarillion.
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Yah, I have a hard time imagining that working as a movie. =P

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Old 06-16-2005, 07:20 PM   #8
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Didn't they already make a hobbit movie? It was a cartoon with that song by Leonard Nimoy?
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:52 PM   #9
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> I'm not too excited about it, though. I always thought the
> trilogy was better. I'm much more excited about the coming
> Narnia movie.

HELL YES
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:53 PM   #10
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If it was in the style of LoTR, I would go see it-- so would the rest of you ... so why wouldn't they make the prequel? I'd be damn interesting.
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