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#1 OFFLINE   LilBambi

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:43 AM

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - IMDb - December 14, 2012 in theaters

The Original The Hobbit book made into a movie that finally should be what many Tolkien fans would be happy with (like Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series of movies).

And yes! Peter Jackson is the Director!!!

Can't wait!

Thanks Josh for bringing this up on chat!
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Can't wait! Loved the book and the Lord of the Ring books.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:51 AM

Peter Jackson did a series of 8 YouTube videos on the production of The Hobbit. They're all very well done, and most, if not all, are in HD.

This is a link to the 8th video:

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:17 PM

View PostLilBambi, on 20 September 2012 - 10:43 AM, said:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - IMDb - December 14, 2012 in theaters

The Original The Hobbit book made into a movie that finally should be what many Tolkien fans would be happy with (like Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series of movies).

And yes! Peter Jackson is the Director!!!

Can't wait!

Thanks Josh for bringing this up on chat!

Yeah this is a must see for me as well.  I found about it about a month ago when a friend of mine invited me to go see the latest Batman movie.  I saw the previews for it.

Peter Jackson did such a phenomenal job with the first 3... I'm eager to see how this one will be.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

am i the only one who liked The Hobbit better than any of the Lord of the Rings trilogy?

this just might be the first movie i go to see since Revenge of the Sith .
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:42 AM

i waited ~20 something years for a lotr movie - saw a couple that were comics or crap. was pleased with the latest lotr.
hopefully, the hobbit will be on par with those. -18
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

I loved The Hobbit first, and from a much younger age than the Lord of the Rings books, but better, not sure about that. I love them all so much!

I can't imagine Peter Jackson doing a poor job of The Hobbit after doing such a phenomenal job with The Lord of the Rings movies.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:02 PM

yes, it is amazing (in these days) that any movie has such high production values.
and what is really amazing is that each of the 3 movies matched each other in quality and content. (of course, this was achieved by continuously shooting until all 3 were done.) these weren't your average sequals (of course, they weren't sequals at all) where 2 is worse than 1 and 3 would be crap.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:00 PM

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

ROFL! :hysterical:
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:34 AM

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

Better than squalls of course. ;)
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

Squals are little furry animals that eat nuts? :D
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

View PostTemmu, on 26 September 2012 - 12:02 PM, said:

yes, it is amazing (in these days) that any movie has such high production values.
and what is really amazing is that each of the 3 movies matched each other in quality and content. (of course, this was achieved by continuously shooting until all 3 were done.) these weren't your average sequals (of course, they weren't sequals at all) where 2 is worse than 1 and 3 would be crap.
:hmm: 'empire strikes back' was better than 'the new hope' , 'godfather' and 'godfather II' are a push, 'alian' and 'alian II' darn close, 'wrath of khan' much better than 'the motion picture'* , 'from russia with love' better than 'dr no'.
that's all i can come up with, so yeah, i agree sequels aren't worth the effort :)

* though i would submit the first movie was more ambitious.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:08 AM

your examples ring true, however most sequals are attempts to harvest a crop the second time without planting and nourishing the field again.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 08:46 AM

And usually what made that first movie special- introducing the characters, getting them to all work together to resolve the central plot, etc.- is not able to be done in a sequel. Few exceptions exist and have been cited above.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:06 PM

have been browsing the hobbit vids - looks like peter jackson did a fine job this time around too!
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Personally, I would be very surprised if Peter Jackson didn't do a fine job, actually, but it is good to know he did a fine job, Temmu! Yea! Can't wait to see it!
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

Is it true that the movie is being made in three parts or did I read that wrong somewhere? I don't really like how they break a book up into parts to make more than one movie these days it just seems like a way to make more money.
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:52 PM

Now that is rather awesome!
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Worldwide Release Dates
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

View PostLilBambi, on 11 December 2012 - 11:34 PM, said:


Already have my tickets for the 3D version for the Sunday matinée. :clap:
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

Awesome!
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