Skip to comments.'The Hobbit' Part 3..Richard Armitage Teases Ending of Film Being Different from Tolkien's Version?
Posted on 04/01/2014 3:33:57 PM PDT by Perdogg
In a recent interview, Richard Armitage revealed that he was quite emotional about the completion of the trilogy.
The 42-year-old actor spoke with BANG Showbiz about finally wrapping the trilogy and how now that the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy was completed, he was very moved.
"It will be 15 years of Peter Jackson's work, there'll be six movies to watch, but it could be the final time. There's something moving about that," he said.
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Why on earth (or Middle Earth) would you make a move from a classic story that millions love & CHANGE it???!!!
Well, at least I don’t have to spend time or money watching it.
Once Christopher has passed, the Silmarillion will be filmed.
Enough material for multiple billion dollar movies.
I can see how since the last movies ended pretty much near the end. I am wondering if the “Battle of the Five Armies” will be skipped in favor of a battle in Mirkwood’S Dol Guldur against the Necromancer - as hinted about in the novel, but was more of an after thought.
The Silmarillion is too confusing to film. It’s even “written” more in pastiche form.
You can bet that a lot of people would find the Ainulindalë offensive (Tolkien’s version of a “Creation myth”).
The Battle of Five Armies is too central, ultimately. It’s too akin to major battles like those fought at Helm’s Deep or Minas Tirith, or even at Mordor’s Black Gate.
They changed the end of LOTR also.
Don’t give away the book, I am just at the beginning of the “Treebeards” in the second novel. ;) I saw the movies.
Yea, made the mistake of watching that one. Never again.
Don’t worry. I’ll be dead by the time you finish the third! lol
Uh... In what material way?
Sounds like anger over the omission of the Scouring of the Shire. (redux.)
Ahh "The Scouring of the Shire"...
Which is a fairly big part of the Hobbits' story.
I would like to see a couple of the movies dealing with the second-age and ending with the battle in Mordor where Isildur recovers the ring. I want to have more screen time with the Witch king of Angmar.
It took me only a month to get through the first one.
Iirc Frodo, Sam, Merri and Pippin showed back up to a very different/changed Shire. Then kicked some serious a** fixing it.
Think Arnold Schwartzenegger as Hamlet in the only good scene from Last Action Hero,
The story doesn’t say anything like the headline suggests. Nothing seems changed from the book story.
I had forgotten how dark the ending to The Hobbit was. It had been years since I read it... And just damn... It goes to some dark places.
They changed a lot of things in all three of the LOTR movies. One example: Arwen was not such an active character in the books, but emerged as such in the first moviein the book, it was an elf called Glorfindel that met Strider and the Hobbits when the Nazgûl were pursuing them en route to Rivendell, and it was Elrond and Gandalf that “commanded” the flood at the ford of the river Bruinen that washed the Nazgûl and their horses downstream, not Arwen.
(The cartoon directed by Ralph Bakshi replaced Glorfindel with Legolas, BTW.)
I get the feeling the former Deputy Secretary of State's take on this might be more interesting than that of some obscure English actor.
Digging in the weeds there. Give an old man a break, I read the books in 1976! lol
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