01-04-2013, 02:17 PM
Originally Posted by Gaborlick
Glad to help
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.
Hope you are enjoying the rest of the trilogy. Here's an interesting article which explains why, now that I've finally seen the movie, I think your take on it fit very well and there is some good reasoning behind this "simple tale" being fleshed out into multiple movies.
I also agree with Lockedge that the 3D and CGI flaunting was a bit gratuitous, but that the work of weaving in the many threads from past and future was deftly handled.
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