Originally Posted by Hey_Robbie
Wow you opened my eyes some by taking exactly my point and making it an argument against my original perspective. First, you're right that I (and others) should probably back off decrying things we haven't seen yet. Second, I'm now looking forward to seeing the movie again (although admittedly not completely devoid of trepidation). Third, as a kid one of my favorite parts of The Lord of the Rings was the appendices in my edition of the last book. Given that, maybe I should be excited that the story will play out over three films, because that likely means more of this type of background material will make it into the story.
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I totally understand where everyone is coming from. I personally was suprised it was going to be three movies. I am actually greatful there are three because I get to enjoy even more of Tolkien's world.
I DVR'd Hobbit Week on the Colbert Report and watched them last night. Very interesting information. So the Hobbit was originally a children's book and that is why is was so light hearted and simple. Tolkien rewrote the Riddle's in the Dark chapter after he wrote LOTRs. He made it slightly darker to foreshadow the future.
According to Colbert, in the Appendices he started rewriting the Hobbit in the same tone as the LOTR books to give a more mature telling of the Hobbit's tale. I can only assume (since I am still only reading Fellowship, TWO CHAPTERS LEFT!), most of the extra material in the new movie comes from this part of the book.
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