Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Hobbit - like you haven't seen this already
So here we go. The trailer looks so much better than my expectations for the movie allow me to believe it to be. That's based entirely on Peter Jackson's track record of pretty much botching the LOTR movies. How so you ask? By making Gandalf look like a high strung fool, Aragorn like a reluctant king, making Elrond runaway, etc. And there's more but why bother?
Like the LOTR movies, this will look gorgeous and mostly spot on. It's a less complex book than the LOTR so maybe he won't be tempted to "improve" on Tolkien's characters. He clearly felt the need to up the action and fanboy quotient by portraying all sorts of stuff from the Unfinished Tales and LOTR appendices. Whatever.