MiddleEarthBlog: "The Hobbit" movie


Friday, February 17, 2012

"The Hobbit" movie

I hope you are as excited by the approach of the "Hobbit" movie in December of this year. There has been a lot of controversy over the film. A lot of Tolkien purists are upset that there will be things and characters not shown or discussed in the novel. For instance, more focus will be placed on Gandalf and the White Councils fight with Sauron  and their attempts to defeat him which was only briefly mentioned in the "Hobbit", but discussed more thoroughly in the appendix at the end of "Lord of the Rings". Also, the addition of certain Characters such as Evangeline Lillys' ( Kate from the "Lost" tv series) lady elf warrior which is definitely not a character ever mentioned by Tolkien. While some may view this as anathema to the concepts of Tolkiens works, I, for one, applaud them as as exciting additions to this classic tale and I can understand the need for Sir Peter Jacksons need to flesh out this tale, he does have to fill up two movies not one. I personally do not view these embellishments as heresy but as extra gifts from the creative team of Sir Peter, his lovley wife and Fran Walsh. I offer them my most heartfelt thanks for giving this lover of Tolkiens works another chance to visit MiddleEarth. I would just like to add that I think there is a wonderful tale to be brought to film though I doubt it will ever be made. I speak of course of the "Silmarillion". A lot of people say the tale is too long and tells too many tales to ever be adapted to screen, i say focus on the tale of the Silmarills and the curse of the Elves oaths that lead to such heartache and misery. But i digress, let me just say befor I go that I personally cannot wait for Dec. 2012 and Dec. 2013, it's going to be a long wait.

1 comment:

  1. I totally want to see the Hobbit movie! I shall follow thee, follow back?


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