Skip to comments.Warner Brothers brings The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug to Blu-ray and DVD
Posted on 04/03/2014 3:52:29 PM PDT by Perdogg
The original Lord of the Rings trilogy delivered an epic series that took the world by storm creating legions of fans and movie history. With their success and the love fans have for them it comes as no surprise that Peter Jackson decided to travel back to Middle-Earth to take on the prequel book The Hobbit. Instead of making one film, he has opted to spread it out into an all-new trilogy featuring a more expanded edition of the original book. The latest installment The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continues the new trilogy with word that it may be more action oriented than the previous films as well as the appearance of the dragon Smaug, but does it measure up or feel forced with all the added footage?
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One Ping to rule them all.......
Because I am a glutten for punishment I’ll be waiting for the extended edition. Yes the movie is ridiculously too long, but I want MORE dammit.
I loved LOTR but I haven’t even seen the first Hobbit movie yet
More like movies! Three of them. But me, too.
I just watched it on the plane.
Like most middle movies in a trilogy it was almost 100% exposition.
I agree with many there was no reason other than pure greed to make the smallest book in the series into a 3-parter.
Why the wait?
I waited for the extended cut for the first one. Got the extended of the first 3, of course none of those were too long to start with.
You will enjoy the first two.
Definitely a movie marathon if you watch all three... or all six (when the final movie comes out)!
It has some excellent episodes and way too much Falling.
I was hesitant about “The Hobbit”-—not being a Tolkien fanatic-—but the first episode was terrific. I can’t wait for the second one to be released. I actually wanted to see it in the theater, but it came out opposite “American Hustle,” and my wife wanted to see that, and that’s about all the movies I go to at a theater any more.
>>So when will Jackson do a decalogy (or more) of the Silmarillion? Maybe he can also film another few movies for Unfinished Tales, but leave the final editing and reshoots to his kids.<<
The Silmarillion would be a rough row to hoe — and Book of Lost Tales could last forever...
The Silmarillion is by structure a bunch of only generally related stories. It would be much like filming the Old Testament as “a movie.”
You could cover Beren and Luthien. You could do the story of Turin Turambar. You could do the Fall of Gondolin. That’s three good topics, but they’d all be pretty much in isolation. I think it would be hard to provide context and linking between films.
I want to see “The Children of Húrin”. Of course Howard Shore would do the score.
It's a "3-parter" because no one has time to sit for a 6 hour movie.
I didn’t expect to like the hobbit series but it suprised me and I am hooked. Looking forward to the extended version.
I fear you may be disappointed, the principal reason being that the proportion of Tolkein in the new series is much smaller (as of course it would be, the Hobbit being a much shorter work).
It cured me of insomia. I tried to watch again, and sure enough. I fell asleep again.
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