I think it will work just fine as long as the movies stay around 2 hours each. If they are as long as ROTK, I think it could be a huge failure for WB.
And thats how you get ants!
Even if they are adding a bunch of the back story, they'll likely be putting in stuff that isn't interesting enough to fill a trilogy. Again, we're gonna get Treebeard-like scenes all over again. Hopefully this time they won't leave out the stuff that's actually interesting like the Boromir/Faromir/Denethor scene in favor of Treebeard in TTT.
I kinda wish now they kept Tom Bombadill in LOTR just to see how much THAT would piss you off.
I do worry that this could end up like King Kong, but I've still got faith in Peter Jackson at this point and I trust him to do what's right.
And seriously, I want tons of Smaug ****.
Ive read all the books except The Silmarillion, I just can't break down The Hobbit into 3 full feature films.
How would some of you break it up? I'll keep it vague for those who are interested but haven't read the books
Part 1: Introduction->Eagles
Part 2: eagles->Elvenking/barrels
Parts 3: Esgaroth->Smaug (this would leave maximum "Smaug ****" a possibility for Adgy)
Quite the stretch. Maybe if they stop the first part where bilbo finds Sting?
Last edited by Fropitar; August 1st, 2012 at 02:52 PM.