Sep 2, 2012

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The Hobbit Trilogy titles and release dates

The final film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, now titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” will be released worldwide on July 18, 2014.

The title of the second installment in the franchise will be “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” and the film will be released on December 13, 2013. The first film in the trilogy, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” opens this holiday season, on December 14, 2012. Shot in 3D 48 frames-per-second, the trilogy of films will be released in High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D, other 3D formats, IMAX and 2D.

From Academy Award®-winning director Peter Jackson, the trilogy of films is set in Middle-earth 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings,” which Jackson and his filmmaking team brought to the big screen in the blockbuster trilogy that culminated with the Oscar®-winning “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

Under Jackson’s direction, all three movies are being shot in digital 3D using the latest camera and stereo technology. Additional filming, as with principal photography, is taking place at Stone Street Studios, Wellington, and on location around New Zealand.

  1. i didnt like it when i heard it would be two movies, but i was ok. now its a trilogy? this better be a detailed movie…

    • They’re including loads of content from the appendices, along with other connecting details–it’s fair to say this series is representative of much more than just The Hobbit.

      • When I heard there would be a scene with a giant spider, orcs, etc. I felt let down. The LOTR trilogy had a spider scene that can’t be beat. Is Mr. Jackson out of ideas? Geesh, boring, more orcs, boring, I cannot understand why Mr. Jackson is being redundant in these characters. Surely, these films can provide some really interesting baddies we haven’t seen before. Well, guess it’s like other series-the Klingons in Star Trek etc. Wish this was different

        • Have you not read the book?

          • i was very worried after i herd it would become a trilogy but there are lots of things from the appendices that are being put in to the film, i just hope they do not have to spread the film out to much or add extra bits in to fill the time space but i am incredibly exited about the films and am a massive fan! :)

          • what’s this…more spiders…and orcs? Sheesh – next thing you’ll be telling me this one will have hobbits, wizards, elves…and even some kind of dragon thing. Can’t this jackson feller come up with any original ideas?

          • LMAO…..yeah, it’s like that whole Star Trek series and their crazy Klingons! I have an idea…maybe you could write to Peter Jackson and ask him to include some Klingons in the Hobbit movie. Now THAT would be different! Sheesh! Go read the book, silly!

          • @doug

            it clear you have not read the book as for the spiders in the hobbit there offspring of Shelob the great spider who i might add you dont know about untill lord the rings books.
            The mirkwood spiders are smaller then shelob but there alot of them.

            As for the Orcs there the bad guys thou out middle earth not counting other things.

            Read the books before you pass judgement on something you know nothing about.

          • Actually all the spiders were descendants of Ungoliant the original giant spider from the Silmirilian

          • @Shane

            I think doug was being sarcstic

            p.s joel ripped you to shreds

          • Actually, in the Mirkwood, there’s a plenty of those giant spiders, so why complain that he includes them?

          • @Karen, that’s like saying the sinking of the titanic was unoriginal!

          • Yes, i have actually read all the books & have loved then since I was a young(er) little girl. So I’m wonering if anyone feels the same as I do about these movies: In a time where waiting for even a commercial is annoying & usually avoided whenever possible & the demand for & ability of technology has allowed us instant information in almost all aspects of our everyday lives, WHAT MAKES ANYONE THINK ITS A GOOD IDEA FOR A MOVIE TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO GET TO THE END???!!! YA THAT’S BRILLIANT! IM SICK OF GOOD STORIES BEING DRAWN OUT FOR YEARS JUST TO INCREASE PROFITS! CLEARLY THE ALL MIGHTY FOLLAR REIGNS SUPREME AS USUAL & I JUST REFUSE TO PLAY THIS LIL GAME ANYMORE!! BETWEEN TWILIGHT & LORD OF THE RINGS- IM JUST OVER IT.

          • Why would any LOTR fan complain about more LOTR? It’s hilarious to me how these supposed “die hard” fans who love the books are all upset that instead of just one movie, Jackson is giving us 3 to make it as epic as the LOTR trilogy. All I know is that it will be a sad sad day when jackson finishes The Silmarillion Saga (Wishful thinking) and is unable to keep making these amazing films.

          • Biggest LoTR Fan Ever says:

            Oh my god have any of you actually read the tolkien books? Like, all of them. The spiders are so crucial to the story, although I was so ticked off when (spoiler alert) thorin was taken at the same time as the other dwarves, and bilbo wasn’t taken at all. Plus, the Tauriel-Kili thing kind of annoyed me. I mean, you take a kick a** fighter and you turn her into a stereotypical female lovebird. And I agree with Dana Festle ( you read my mind) that they should speed it up. Although, Dana, they’ve barely started post on the third, and we still want it to be boss like the other ones. YOLO, I’m willing to wait.
            Finally, I so recommend reading BIlbo’s Last SOng. It’s not related to the hobbit (at all) but it’s really cute and it kind of complete’s Bilbo’s character.

            Legolas Forever!
            1234

        • Chim Richolds says:

          If your complaint is about redundancy, you should complain to the author himself — Tolkien is the one who included spiders and orcs (and goblins, if you like) in both books. Personally, though, I have faith in Peter Jackson’s ability to retell a great story, as well as create great action sequences — he didn’t let us down in LOTR, and I don’t think he will in The Hobbit either.

          • bulicmilkica says:

            I just loved and still do LOTR watch it all the time and why I watch it is because of Aragon, Legoles And Arwen especially the
            loyalty Legoles and Aragon share and the love that is tehre between Aragon and Arwen and i want to se more of this I have read the books and the implication in the books needs to be brought to the screen the meeting between these 3 characters and all the lead up to teh LOTR.
            Please Mr Jackson make the Hobbit 3 all these things and more I am a true Action Romantic and I need to see the love between Aragon and Arwen played out by Vigo and Liv and this would be a huge success yet once again as I Cannot get enough or Aragon Arwen their kiss and I want more

        • I don’t understand what you’re getting at. There wasn’t much out. Sure, there are neat baddies in the Silmarillion; Barren fighting an army of Balrogs and all the Dark Elves. Got to point out something here. Every Orc is different. It’s a relative word like Goblin. They’re unique individuals that belong to unique ancestries like Humans, Elves, Dwarves, etc. And why wouldn’t he use a giant spider? There were dozens, you know, in Mirkwood before Bilbo passed through. By this time in the plot, he’s become ninja. Why would Peter Jackson add monsters from outside of the LOTR universe anyhow? BTW! There are literally hundreds of races other than Klingons on Star Trek. HUNDREDS.

          • Miss Finklebottom says:

            There are no orcs in The Hobbit, there are only goblins and wargs. i don’t know why everyone is so pumped about orcs if they’re not even in the book.

          • I am so pissed what a way to string this out i can read the book in 8 hours but have to wait 3 years for the F@#$# movie

          • FYI – Miss Finklebottom,

            Excluding The Pale Orc, of course ;)

            He is only in charge of Worgs and Goblins though.

            PS. Can’t wait to see the battle! And… SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER see how well the scene where Bilbo chats to the dragon and gets all tricksy. And the battle at the near-by town (surrounded by water… can’t remember the name) where Smoug is finally defeated.

          • @Stoney
            Originally there was not pale orc in the Story line. It was just a bunch of random goblins

        • Have you actually read the book? Or do you know anything about it? There’s a forrest full of spiders and webs!!! And they meet the Great Goblin and there’s a battle with many orcs and wargs. Do you know anything about it? So, if you have no idea, why you keep saying nonsense??? LOL Oh, and if you grow tired of hobbits and dwarves, keep in mind there’s a hobbit in this movie, and 13 dwarves for that matter…

          • 12 Dwarves one Wizard and one Hobbit

          • Ruby Gamgee says:

            @Melkor actually 13 Dwarves, one Istari, and one hobbit. Thorin Oakenshield, Dwalin, Balin, Bifor, Bofur, Bombur, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dori, Nori, and Ori. Count ‘em. 13 dwarves.

        • Well, but the whole idea is to follow the book and since the spider scene is quite characteristic for the Hobbit (just as the battle of five armies, where orcs are definitely involved)he really couldn’t have done it any different. I’d actually be quite disapointed if he strayed so far from the book we love!

          • the battle of 5 armies was made up of Goblins and wild wolves on one side, and elves men and dwarves on the other side. No Orcs.

        • Read the book, then talk, don’t let your ignorance make a fool of you

        • Obviously Karen has NEVER read either the LOTR or the Hobbit. Jackson did not write the stories themselves they were written by JRR Tolkien. Seriously!!

      • i know i dont really like that there will be three movies but if they like put in every sene then it will be worth it

      • Mack Wimbush says:

        They will now include more of the white council stuff (WIZARDS!) and what Gandalf did while away from Bilbo. So they have a good reason to make it into 3 films. Not only that but they shot enough stuff for it anyways.

        • People should really read the books and have basic knowledge about the subject before commenting…. Some give the impression that the LORT series and the hobbit weren’t initially books and are things PJ makes up as he goes along. It isn’t like he can read the book go, ‘YEAH I JUST READ THIS BOOK WANT TO MAKE A MOVIE USING IT,,,BUT I’M GOING TO IGNORE EVERYTHING IN I’…Honestly yh the spiders are there since they are in the book he only can change the story line so much.

          Next thing will be, ‘Why is voldemort in the HP movies’ he should be in the hobbit e.e”

      • Lukoli Johns says:

        Am so happy, and I than God for you, because you do good work evertime when I wach your muvice I will happy, my pray to God is that may God keep you in there hand all the days of your life. Lukoli Johns from Uganda

        • Haha, don’t worry guys, I’m sure Karen, Joe, and the other “idiots” are just trollin’. Getting into the Hobbit spirit and all. I mean, real trolls are pretty stupid and wouldn’t be able to read.

    • 48fps,5000p,Shot on High Frame Rate 3D Camera, ON Imax Big Screen, Music composed by Howard Shore, Epic Surround Sound,Special Dwarven 3D Glasses,in 3 Movies, Including appendices! THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC! BEYOND EPIC! WAY BEYOND EPIC! THE CINEMA WORLD WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS EXCEPT ONLY IF SILMARILLION WAS MADE IN THE FUTURE! I AM GOING TO BE BLESSED! BLESSED! BLESSED! NOTHING CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS! A TOLKIENIST’S BIGGEST DREAM COME TRUE!

      • bill burke says:

        haha, Seagol, your the best.

        • bill burke says:

          Haha, Smeagol, I have translated the word “blessed” into a four letter word, unlimited fish for you Smeagol haha.

          • Jonathon Appleseed says:

            Smeagol … dare I say, ‘it will be precious!’??? :)

          • The confusion about Orcs in The Hobbit stems from the fact Tolkien referred to similar creatures as Goblins. When I was a kid and read all the LOTR books, I believed that Goblins and Orcs must be a different race. But I guess however those who have the rights to the film wanna swing it, they can call them what they want.

    • They will include Gandalf’s dealings with the Necromancer while he was away from the troop. Yay! Also, all orcs are indeed corrupted elves.

      • “all orcs are indeed corrupted elves” – Does it say that in the books? (just curious)

        I know that is the case in other media (such as The Elder Scrolls, for example) so it seems reasonable.

        • SoopATroopA says:

          it gets explained in the Silmarillion actually, Melkor/Morgoth tortured the elves while they where imprisoned and corrupted and enslaved them, and so he created the race of orcs.

          and as another fact there could orcs in it as it seems that hobbits actually do not know the word orc before the LOTR trillogy, and they use the name goblin for gobins and orcs :)

          • Actually Tolkien never really decided on whether or not he wanted the Orcs to be tortured Elves, Corrupted Elves, or a Power that Morgoth (my alter ego) had from being the first and most powerful, dare I say, Valar that Illuvatar, or Eru Illuvatar, created.

          • Bobis dumb says:

            Read the two towers orcs were made in mockery

          • John The Red says:

            Actually, the book and the movie are of the same mind as to where the Orcs come from. Saruman creates them from what i can only presume to be “dead” elves as the movie even shows him raising the leader from the ground. In addition i have been a long time fan of the books and even read the covers off them as a kid, it was always my impression that orcs and goblins were related species in the world. Further to touch on the spiders it was actually Tolkiens depiction of Bilbo being captured by the spider that spawned the the spiders in LOTR. Has anyone bothered to examine why Tolkien made both Bilbo and Frodo succumb to spiders? Perhaps it was intended as i believe it was. Lastly as a true fan of Tolkien and all of Middle-Earth I believe we should try an educate those not fortunate enough to have been able to read the original books instead of insult them.

  2. notcaptainpicard says:

    I like that we wont have to wait a full year after the second film to see the final film.

  3. SydneyBlue120d says:

    Is the Dolby Atmos audio confirmed? Can You clarify DCP format releas?
    3D 2K 48 FPS
    3D 2K 24 FPS
    2D 2K 24 FPS
    Other formats? I mean 2D 4K 24 FPS, or 2D 2K 48 FPS? Thanks a lot.

  4. So you tell us the name and release dates of the third part of the trilogy, then the second part (in the second paragraph). Then lastly you tell us the dates for the first part also in the second paragraph…
    ?
    Well whatever. I’ll still go see them all no matter what order you release them in.

    John

  5. Amazing! Great to have it finally, fully, confirmed. Does this mean we’ll be getting the ‘bridge’ film – to tie The Hobbit to LoTR? Does anyone know?

  6. Pab phares says:

    I think they are trying to avoid having to leave anything out and have movies that aren’t so long in the theaters… For LoTR we got the Extended Editions on DVD , I think they really wanted to put all that in theaters, but 3+ hours is a long time to sit in a theater chair. If you think about it, LoTR extended edition is like having six films, the way it is split up on 6 discs…. The Hobbit will look brilliant on the big screen at 48 frames a second, with the bigger capture area and in 3D, I think they want us fans to be able to see it ALL like this…
    Imagine seeing Middle-Earth in 3D on an IMAX screen so crystal clear… it’s the closest we will have been yet to actually feeling as if we are in that fantasy world, or any other…

  7. Random Comments says:

    I still prefer “The Hobbit: The Road Goes Ever On.” It continues the journey theme of the other titles and lets them be brought full circle.

  8. I thing the third film should have the premiere exactly a year after previous part, like it was with “The Lord of the rings”…That’s only my opinion…
    cheers

    • I just want it to come out as soon as possible. With the last Harry Potter movie that they split into 2 parts I read the book before the movie so I would know the little details, and by the time the second one came out, I had forgotten and had to read the book again! I hope that doesn’t happen W/ The Hobbit.

      P.S saw movie last night and is GREAT!

  9. This is icredible news, I am going to save all my money so that I can go on the world premiere for the last movie! Cant wait for this!

  10. Well, that`s wonderful!!!!!!!
    Even the movie would be 4 hours I would watch it to the end))
    I like long movies, `cause it lets you forget about your world and see the world that shown.. So, I prefer long movies)

  11. why make 3 films but still i am just 10 and i love the lotr movies so probably i will like the hobbit movies

    • Peter jackson is adding a lot of material to the movies and making them 3 movies because he wants the audience to undersatnd the whole situation. At the end, in the book, it talks about the Necromancer’s defeat and how he was overthrowm, but i’m sure that less than 1 percent of Tolkien fans know who the Necromancer is. Mr. Jackson is adding his story as well as other stories, such as that of Radagast, because there will be many things we need to understand in order to understand the whole concept and the whole story of The Hobbit, that’s why he’s adding a third movie.

      • tolkien fan says:

        glad the films are being made and cant wait to see them.was a bit disappointed that the fellowship of the ring(lotr 1)actually left out the old forest and the barrow downs and tom bombadil.hope that the hobbit films dont leave out anything.and yes i know that the necromancer is in fact sauron .

  12. I never understand why people complain about this being turned into two movies and then three. If they wanted to turn it into ten movies, I’d be completely for it.

    Someone, please tackle The Silmarillion for me! I’d even take it in graphic novel form, since it’s been decided that it’s impossible to bring it to the big screen.

    • Well, the same thing was said about the lord of the rings, so we can only hope…..

      The bad thing is Christopher Tolkien still owns the rights to it, and he isn’t a fan of any of his fathers works being made into movies. Maybe it’s because it could be viewed as turning a great work of literature into something to feed the entertainment starved masses of the pop culture…

      • tolkien fan says:

        must agree that the books are always and will always be the best.but mr.jackson has done lotr a worthy tribute.the Silmarillion was hard going but defo worth the read and effort.ive even read the adventures of tom bombadil.and after reading all the middle earth books,all i can say is wow tolkien really is the best.even his bio is a great read.

        • Nicole, you must realize that the problem with the Silmarillion is that it was never completely finished. Christopher Tolkien completed the book by making the last minute spelling and grammar changes. JRR didn’t get the chance to put the whole story together the way he wanted it. Not to mention that the stories are so spread out there is not much of a connection between story A and B. However I do agree that it would be cool if they tried but there would be much difficulty and a lot of gap filling. More so than with the White Council in the Hobbit.

  13. 3 films = 3 times more pleasure :)

  14. I grew up with the lotr movies so its great to hear theyre making 3 hobbit films so it will all last longer! Even though the hobbit is alot smaller than the lotr you can quite easily see, after reading it, how it could be made into at least 2 movies to include all the detail, and certainly 3 with the addition of the appendices. So glad Martin Freeman is playing the main character, think he’ll make an amazing Bilbo. Roll on December 2012. :)

    • ya i like that its gana last longer

    • LegolasPippin says:

      It’s like LOTR all over again! For those of us who were too young to experience the LOTR trilogy when it came out, this is a dream come true! 3 movies rock on!!!

      • I agree! Normally three movies would worry me, but knowing it’s from the mind of Peter Jackson, especially after LOTR, soothes all those fears. The movies will be amazing!

  15. Having read The LOTR trilogy, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin, and Unfinished Tales, I’m extremely happy to know that more of the genius, depth, and backstory of Tolkien’s Middle Earth can be captured in The Hobbit films. I also believe that the actors could not have been better cast, or that better directors could work with them. The obvious down side being that we have to wait another year than most thought that we already had to. Although i’m sure the wait will be well worth it. My only other concern is the 3D, since In 99% of movies 3D is used as a gimmick rather than a contributing component, appealing only to young children. However i have absolute faith that these movies will be amongst the best of all time, and the greatest 3D movies as of yet! I have no doubt that these films will have a solid and well earned place on the IMDB top 250, and in many people’s movie collections.

    • It will be well worth it to see in 3D. It’s because they’re filming with two cameras the whole way through to create true 3D. Most films today are shot in 2D (i.e. With a sing camera) and then converted to 3D in post production. So it’s like seeing one of those old films that’ve been recently converted and shown on the big screen like titanic. (someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I think not even avatar (commonly recognized as the best 3D movie was filmed cometely in 3D). So the hobbits like the best movie to seen in 3D.

  16. LOTR nerd :) says:

    Time to start counting down the days!!! I’ve waited for ages for this and I agree with the above comment, the cast could not have been better picked, and as for the director, well I think we all know it just wouldn’t be the same unless it was peter jackson!

  17. I hope to God that you guys won’t release 2D with 48 fps. I absolutely hate 3D & the 48 fps (something I was excited about after PJ’s post explaining it). The 48 fps preview was horrendously bad & brought the film’s look down from epic to cheap in-studio production level. PLEASE LET THE GOOD SENSE PREVAIL. SHUN 48 FPS.

  18. 48fps,5000p,Shot on High Frame Rate 3D Camera, ON Imax Big Screen, Music composed by Howard Shore, Epic Surround Sound,Special Dwarven 3D Glasses,in 3 Movies, Including appendices! THIS IS GOING TO BE EPIC! BEYOND EPIC! WAY BEYOND EPIC! THE CINEMA WORLD WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS EXCEPT ONLY IF SILMARILLION WAS MADE IN THE FUTURE! I AM GOING TO BE BLESSED! BLESSED! BLESSED! NOTHING CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS! A TOLKIENIST’S BIGGEST DREAM COME TRUE!

  19. Three!! This took me by surprise as I was under the impression there are going to be 2 films only.
    Anyways, more the merrier when it comes to Jackson portraying Tolkien Middle Earth on screen!
    For a minute, I was like ‘What’ but then realized it is for my own good and the novel!

  20. Um…does anyone else take issue with the promise that we’ll see what everyone at Comic-Con saw? True, this is footage of the panel…but NOT of the film.

    C’mon, people. Not all of us can afford to go to Comic-Con. Besides, that was in what, July? Get real and post the 12 minutes.

  21. Yikes! Wrong blog. Sincere apologies, all!

  22. Zachary Thompson says:

    Woot!!

  23. 1) I have not been keeping up with this enough. When did they change it from 2 to 3 movies? The book wasn’t all that long…

    2) Part 2 needs to change the title. SPOILER ALERT!

    3) Really really hoping that Peter Jackson can stay within himself and not get lost in the wonders of CGI like he did in King Kong.

    4) Loved LOTR movies. Can’t wait for these.

    • 1) I know the book isn’t very long, but there is so much happening it would be very difficult for Peter Jackson to make a 2 hour movie out of it. And I’ve heard that the third part is like the Lost Tales. So it’s not actually the Hobbit.

      2) I agree. For the people who haven’t read the book. But really. Watching the Hobbit before reading it?! I don’t know one person who hasn’t read it.

      3) I’ve never seen King Kong. Is it good?

      4) Me too!! :)

    • To your second point, the Desolation of Smaug refers to the dragon’s desolation of the landscape around the Lonely Mountain. Smaug’s destruction of Dale and Erebor is established at the beginning of the book; therefore, it’s not a spoiler. It does not refer to Smaug’s ultimate fate.

    • 1) “I have not been keeping up with this enough. When did they change it from 2 to 3 movies? The book wasn’t all that long.”

      –> I just learned that myself. Are you excited, or disappointed about it? I’m excited, myself. As for when that idea came about, I’m sure it was months ago during principle photography. Even though the book wasn’t “that long”, I am truly fascinated to see Middle-Earth again, so that doesn’t worry me. I doubt much “filler” will be employed.

      2) “Part 2 needs to change the title. SPOILER ALERT!”

      –> Orcrist makes the point well enough above, when he/she says: “…the Desolation of Smaug refers to the dragon’s desolation of the landscape around the Lonely Mountain … it’s not a spoiler. It does not refer to Smaug’s ultimate fate.”

      3) “Really really hoping that Peter Jackson can stay within himself and not get lost in the wonders of CGI like he did in King Kong.”

      –> I think your fear is a little misplaced, considering the work he did with LOTR. Jackson himself has said that he will always be in love with special effects, but he has always been able to detach himself from the project at hand enough to create the dramatic and epic scales that are required for the material he deals with. Besides, King Kong may have been largely CGI work, but every bit of it was necessary to tell the story. And, tell me you didn’t get caught up in the story …

      4) “Loved LOTR movies. Can’t wait for these.”

      I will always cherish my LOTR collection and will revisit them often. Ever since rumours surfaced that The Hobbit would be made into a movie as well, I’ve been waiting, and honestly I could wait another decade; the wait would be worth every moment. I predict that when the three Hobbit films are sitting on my top shelf I will have known that I will always cherish them, and will revisit them often as well.

  24. Tajcana Éowyn says:

    Does this remind anyone of the six Star Wars movies? numbers 4, 5, and 6 were made before 1, 2, and 3. I know this is different because PJ didn´t want to make the Hobbit at first, but still, it is kind of similar, the people who didn´t read the books will get to know what happened in the past, or how the ring was found. Those of us who read the books, we can be happy to see it made into a film, and to welcome back actors like Cate Blanchett, oh my god I cannot wait to see this!

  25. Ich freue mich sehr auf den Film. Mit Sicherheit wird er wieder genauso liebevoll gemacht wein, wie es der Herr der Ringe war.

  26. Are the trilogy filmed already? Or only the first and the second parts?

  27. hobbitgirl says:

    I’m so excited! I fully expect these movies to be awesome. Just finished re-reading The Hobbit to refresh my memory, but December is sooo far away. The wait is agonizing!

  28. Austin Pearce says:

    I hope there are extended editions.

  29. I want a time machine to be able to see those movies right now.
    And like someone else… please… no 3D… please !
    And I’ll love you forever.

  30. I’m buying tickets as soon as I can. I might even got to an IMAX theater. CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Can we get another vlog post??? Its been a while!!!!

  32. I am so glad to see that you can see The Hobbit movies in 2D! Thanks Peter! Me and my family are going to see these movies! It will be worth the money!

  33. Any predictions yet on what the ratings will be? In a way, I’m hoping for PG since JRR intended this story to be a children’s story. On the other hand the action might warrant a PG-13 rating.

  34. JoAnn Meli says:

    I’m glad Mr. Jackson decided to make these movies, LOTR Trilogy was amazing! My family and I went and saw all three of them on each of their opening days! Tolkien was an amazing writer, his books are fantastic, and Peter Jackson did a great job bringing them to the theater!

  35. I can’t wait any more. Please release it today.

  36. its gonna be amazing!

  37. Anyone know if the cast will be coming to Toronto for the premier?

  38. More movies please says:

    I would very much like to see Peter Jackson make movies of fantasy books by George MacDonald:

    http://georgemacdonald.info/fairytales.html

  39. Rivendell Elf says:

    Great that there will be more quality film to watch. However, why no Viggo or Liv? Film 3 would be the perfect opportunity to see Aragorn’s back story – I thought PJ wanted to show how Aragorn and Gandalf go looking for Gollum. Plus they already shot Aragorn and Arwen’s meeting. These two characters made LOTR for me, they should be referenced in The Hobbit. Peter Jackson, please do some stuff with Aragorn and Arwen! It’s hard to believe they wouldn’t show their faces at Rivendell at some point.

    • LegolasPippin says:

      Viggo is getting kinda old…..maybe enough that it would be too hard to make him look younger in the Hobbit. Unless they used a different actor, but that would definitely ruin the whole movie. NEVER EVER EVER use a different actor for the same role another actor played……it just makes everyone mad at the new actor!!!

      • Doctor Who got around that back in the 1960s when William Hartnell (the Doctor) decided to leave the show. They handed the role of the Doctor off to Patrick Troughton and got away with it because of a little trick Time Lords have to cheat death, regeneration. True, everyone who has seen the show has a favorite actor in the role but it does keep the show running and each actor has done a marvelous job as the Doctor.

        But yeah, aside from Doctor Who, don’t ever recast a role established by someone else unless you have a good reason (like the actor not wanting to reprise the role, other commitments, etc.) and a good actor. Sometimes it’s avoidable. Sometimes it’s not.

  40. LegolasPippin says:

    Honestly, I would like it if Aragorn came back too, but I really don’t like Arwen. I mean come on, her name is referenced like 3 times in the LOTR books, and yet she’s like one of the main characters in the Hobbit! Also, I think her role could’ve been cast better. Liv is all right, but there are so many better actresses out there. Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel-that was a good choice. Maybe they learned from their mistake…..but anyway I shouldn’t be complaining, my fave character is gonna be in the hobbit. You gotta love Orlando Bloom as Legolas…..

    • Rivendell Elf says:

      I on the other hand thought their development of Arwen and choice of Liv was one of the best things about LOTR. I just don’t know if Middle Earth can be as attractive without Aragorn and Arwen.

      So glad Howard Shore is back – his music was superlative last time.

  41. LegolasPippin says:

    did I say the hobbit? I meant she’s one of the main characters in LOTR trilogy. No offense to Liv or Arwen meant, just my opinion…

  42. Uber excited now! And I really like the fact that the third film will come out not long after the second one. Squee!

    @KAren: Are you being sarcastic or are you seriously ignorant of what The Hobbit book was about or had in it? Read the book.

  43. Ugh now that I know Smaug won’t even be in the December 17th 2012 first part I might as well wait until they are all released in 2014 and buy the extended versions on blu-ray 3D… Seriously I would have preferred a 6 part lord of the rings than this, i.e. the way it was meant to be!! Where’s Tom Bombadil eh?

  44. I can’t help but LOL at some of the comments made previously about Mr. Jackson not having any more original ideas, and re-using the whole big spider thing….and oh, the Orcs….hahahahaha As if this whole Middle Earth story was created from the imagination of Peter Jackson? lol And then to have the audacity to compare it Star Trek and Klingons??? Seriously??? I hope the people who have made these comments pick up the book and actually read it…especially before the movie comes out. It truly is one of the best books ever! And it wasn’t written by Peter Jackson…FYI! It’s the kind of book you just can’t find anymore….the kind you read, and then read again and again! It is, of course, my favorite of all times!
    I know Peter Jackson will do it justice, as he did for LOTR…my only concern is that he will do it too great of a job, and many generations here after will never pick up the book.
    With that said…I am ecstatic about the movies coming out!

    • HobbitLotrLover says:

      Amazing DebDeb absolutely completley astonishing! I can’t believe it! Finally, finaly,yes, yippie! DebDeb, ur the only person here that has sense! U really are the only person that speaks my mind! Now I dont have to write it myself! Some things I do but no probs!
      World, read the books who hasnt.
      World, read the appendices.
      Stop staying stupid comments.
      Stop staying bad comments about the Hobbit and LOTR when u haven’t read the book ( eg Karen )
      Read the books read the books read the books and OBSERVE WHAT U SEE IN FM

  45. I trust Peter Jackson to do it justice. He didn’t let me down with the LOTR trilogy, and I don’t expect to be let down with the Hobbit either. If he wants to make it three movies, that’s the director’s choice and he’s known for making good ones.
    I am disappointed with some of the complaints here though that are merely complaints and have no other reason for being here, as the commenters clearly haven’t even read the book…

  46. I’ve been waiting for this movie (now 3) for two years, ever since i found out that Peter Jackson was considering it. Having that said, It will be an honor to be late to work on December 14 2012.
    By the way, Karen, go to this website and read the book…GEEZ!http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/the-hobbit?keyword=the+hobbit&store=allproducts&iehack=%E2%98%A0

  47. All the stuff we didn’t know about Middle-Earth will surely be put in “The Hobbit” Trilogy… YES!!!

  48. the world better doesn’t end in 2012! why can’t they make 2 movies of a book of 200 pages if they make 3 movies from 3 books of each like 400 pages

  49. three films? awesome! Maked me sad LOTR wasn’t 9 films or so! woul have loved every minute of it, as I am sure I will the Hobbit movies!!! Not too sure about the title if the second movie though…

  50. I’m very disapointed when i heard about 3 films….
    I dont mind if there is a lot of extra content, dont you think they are just milking the cow with golden tits?
    The Hobbit was my first serious book when i was 8, and i dont see necesary 3 movies about it, the same as The lord of the rings, who has 2.5 times more pages and content. And the answer ” they are putting some extra content ” doesn’t satisfies me, milking the cow again

    I paid for watching The lord of the rings at the cinema and buyed the DVDs, because they worth it. But this time the splitting in three films makes me angry and sad, so i will not give a penny to the milking industry

  51. The trilogy is quite surprising considering it is a smallish book. Hope it is great anyway.

  52. I cannot wait to see these movies. Who said movies are going to crap these day?

  53. OMG they HAVE to use the 3739pkjhu lense or it will be absolute trash!!!! And why the hell are there more hobbits in these movies!!? I’m sick of Frodo already!!

  54. I just skimmed through a few comments to see what people are saying and i actually can’t believe how many of you complete idiots are moaning about the fact that there are spiders, orcs.. even hobbits in this film!! What planet are you on? If you don’t like those things, why the hell are you on the ‘THE HOBBIT’ blog??? First of all, READ THE BOOK before you say stupid shit.. Secondly if you decide you don’t like it or your ‘bored of spiders and orcs’ don’t watch it.. Just do something else and don’t worry your pretty little head about it.. but DON’T try and ruin it for people who are huge fans of the book and are literally counting down the days until the legend that is Peter Jackson delivers another epic and highly anticipated movie! I don’t want to sound pig headed I more than anyone respect the fact that everyone has their own opinion and that’s great.. but if your going to be ignorant enough to slag off and moan about a story which you haven’t even read.. well i don’t even need to finish my sentence really do i… Peace :)

    • HobbitLotrLover says:

      Super Jim, PERFECT. Even better than DebDebs.

      Seriously people who r bored of orcs and giant spiders? P*** off.

      Just surporting Jim.

      Anyone is friend of mine who agrees.

  55. Hugga Mugga says:

    Any ugly orcs in The Hobbit movie? Should be.

  56. Dwalinsgirl says:

    I thought it was ridiculous when I ears they were making three movies. Then over the last couple of months I read it to my four year old daughter, and remembered how epic the story really is! Goblins, wargs, eagles, Bjorne,mirkwood, the forest elves, lake town, smaug, the battle of five armies.. There is a lot to tell even without delving into the silmarillion or elsewhere, and I’d rather have three movies than miss something important, (like Tom Bombadil in LoTR!). We can’t wait.

    • I am soooo stoked to find the Hobbit was stretched by Peter J and Co. to be 3 movies! Why? as stated by Dwalinsgirl, there is sooooo much that would be missed by doing the spin dry thingy with such imaginings awaiting creation for eye and ear candy. OH! and let’s not forget (I never will) that the last movie release date, July 18th, 2014 is my BIRTHDAY!!!! Who knew???? I am so laughing with Gandalf and Bilbo!!!
      It was a loooong time ago they announced the creation/extension of The Hobbit after LOTRs and now here we are, less than 2 WEEKS away from release! Wow!
      Lovin it, Atindra Greybeard (Platinum, really) ;-)

  57. Actually, I don’t really like the titles for the second and third installments.
    As epic as Desolation of Smaug may be read, it accentuates too much the dragon´s name in the story, and for ignorant american audiences, they will struggle with it.
    TLOTR kept names out of their titles, for example,instead of titling the second volume “THE TWO TOWERS”, Tolkien could have named it “ORTHANC AND BARAD-DUR”, which would have never worked for both books and films, naming Smaug just doesn’t sound right.
    My suggestion would be to change it to “THE DESOLATION OF THE DRAGON”, or “THE DRAGON’S DESOLATION”, and if the Necromancer part is to be expanded widely in the second Hobbit movie, why not “DARKNESS AND FIRE”, referring to both villains, Sauron (Darkness) and Smaug (Fire).
    Personally I would have chosen “SHADOW AND FLAME”, but it’s already a direct reference to the Balrog of Moria.
    As for the third title, it’s not that bad, but I feel it lacks punch, if you are already talking about a Dragon in the second one, why not name it after the main event in this film “THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES” or change it a little and go with “BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES”.

    • I was pretty sure they named “The Desolation of Smaug ” after the place where Smaug fell. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  58. João Santos says:

    há sempres uns merdas que estao sempre contra tudo! fodasse se nao querem ver ou se nao gostam nao vejam! sempre a criticar ou o caralho vao mas é pa puta q vos pariu!

  59. AAAARGh! I have to wait three years again!!!!!

  60. Now that the first has come out, it hinges just a little too much on the LOTR movies. It should be one movie- They have their reasons for making it three, I guess, but not much actually happens in the first. The first can stand on its own away from the rest of the films, but it would be much better as a single film.

    Dramatic cliffhangers work sometimes, but I felt let down by the ending to the Hobbit, with the next movie a year away. It just ends way too soon. You don’t even get to see Smoug before it ends. I went to the Hobbit to see Bilbo go on a journey and then fight a dragon, not to see a bunch of Orcs chase the dwarves around for a while and then have it end just as the dragon wakes up. (However awesome the movie is.)

    It’s a great movie, but it’s not what I was looking for in The Hobbit, and I think that the first movie was sadly lacking in the books original plot, with the quest to kill the dragon practically a side plot, and the movie turning into Thorin’s grudge against a pale orc, not Bilbo’s journey.

    Then there’s the efforts to put the original cast in, which mostly failed. The prologue with Frodo in it is funny in parts, but it trys way too hard to mix The Hobbit in with LOTR, when it would work much better with subtle hints to LOTR, while still being it’s own plot. Next come Galadriel and Saruman (And was that a glimpse of Legolos’ hair?). I loved them in LOTR, but they don’t really belong in The Hobbit.

    Then Gandalf and Galadriel can somehow communicate with their thoughts. This would be okay, but the camera keeps panning from one face to the other, and then their lips don’t move. (Pointless and monotonous, anyone?)

    Honestly, I loved The Hobbit as a movie, and I didn’t really like the book, but it could have used to take in account what I said above. It beat the book by a lot, though, and it’s definitely worth seeing, as it’s really a great movie.

    More on this later, but this one’s long enough.

  61. It is classic ‘good producer – who with the LoTR trilogy was SOOO vocal about “sticking to the books” has now gotten greedy for $ and therefore is taking bogus liberties with a classic Tolkein book to make a friggin buck!” I expected better from Jackman. Three hours of add-lib for what? to have to wait for two more add-lib movies at $12 a pop? Not gana happen. I’ll go back and read the book first!

  62. For my part, I really enjoyed the Hobbit. Yes they did add a lot to the story that originally wasn’t there. But I believe for the most part they sticked by the story quite a bit. And all the added things were just to make the story more exciting and gripping. I was very impressed. Another thing I noticed is that they use a lot more animation in this one than Lord of the Rings. So my cousin thought that made it kind of fake. Especially the orc captain. He seemed to fake to her. But I’m still very excited to see the next installment of The Hobbit!

    P.S. Go see this movie if you haven’t yet. You can review it.

    • HobbitLotrLover says:

      Don’t forget that LOTR was made 10 yrs ago, filmingwas not as good then as it is unow. They couldn’t do as good animations so they.did not do as many. The hobbit has probably got more animations then LOTR but u can’t see them.

      Ps this is not a reply to leah. Just in general.

  63. I think the LOTR trilogy was and is unbeatable. Eventhough they spiced it a bit up in comparisson to the books. If you remember: In the books the dwarfs were singing a lot. Think of it as it happens in the movie. I think this could be a bit boring.

    Furthermore I think the same way about the Hobbit. To keep it exciting and going, you need to change little things. The spiders ar evident to the story!!! Remember that in the book Bilbo saved the dwarves from being tangeled into webcobs and were allmost killed because they almost fell asleep??? I guess we’ll be seeing that in one of the next two movies. Just go, see and enjoy a good movie.

    Ant furthermore: I’m addicted!!! I JUST CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT 2!!! PLS let me sleep until their releas!!

    • Yes. cant wait till the next two. i saw the movie w/ my dad and brother & we didn’t realize it was going to be 3 parts. I think they did add a lot to the movie that wasn’t in the book but it was all relevant and I think made the movie better. Although the book was the best (as always!)

      I really think that people should always read the book before they watch the movie. e.g there were some comments about how “spiders are old! Can’t Jackson come up with any new ideas!” when actually the spiders took up at least a chapter in the book and were an important part. Come on people! Know before you post!

  64. #1_hobbitfan says:

    Omg awesome movie
    I love how theyve changed the eagles scene to make Bilbo save thorin. That was a truly epic movie and I can’t wait for the next two to come out :)

    And I’m just going to put it out there and say that the dwarf kili is amazingly hot <3

  65. I am from Aurangabad ( Maharashtra ) India.

    This movie is not released in my town and i have been waiting for this movie for a long time. please tell me what went wrong and when it will be released here.

    Abhijit

  66. first, i’ve to admit i haven’t read the books yet, none of them.
    so i can’t join the discussion about how close the movies stick to the books.
    i’ve seen all LOTR movies an the hobbit so far. all of them a pretty well done.
    so, for me, the only thing possible is to compare the hobbit to the LOTR triology-even if i got probably burned for that ;-)
    i have to admit,i choose the hobbit over the LOTR triology.
    why? simply: i like the story line of the hobbitmovie, i like the more detailed scenes, the less heroic actores-and finally: i hate frodo-the way he is played by that elija wood guy. i dont know, what hes in the book like-but nearly 10 hours of continuing whiny acting of frodo-was the worst pain in the arse.
    and instead of all the dead serious characters in the LOTR-the hobbit has more sense of humour, especially gandalf.
    and the dwarves-a bunch of opportunistic less heroic characters-i choose way over all the long haired testosterone shed humans of LOTR–;) so, you see, for mee its all about the storyline-and not peter J.
    dont get me wrong,i like all LOTR movies in a special,different way- but the hobbit-at least the first part- is very refreshing (filmed)-more detailed, more humor,-less anoying whine acting of frodo.

    • Melthemad says:

      DON’T. DIS. LIJAH. And yes, he is like that in the books- but he’s like that for a reason. It’s because the terrible power of the ring is corrupting him and making him weak- it’s a burden he can barely hold, mentally and physically. I forgive your insolence simply because you haven’t read the books. Go read them now before you insult anyone else. And of cause everyone’s a lot more cheerful and funny in the hobbit, it’s a kids book, and there’s no f****** war on.

  67. Excellent. Journey definitely needed more compositional and editing work. It was almost painful to see Peter Jackson still toiling in the editing room one week before the première and effects still being rendered. Now he and the team are given a good long year to really polish Desolation and a further six months to buff TABA. I wish them the best of luck. Here’s to as few re-shoots as possible.

  68. Read the book.. Get som new bad guys, hahaha.. would you like to rewrite the book aswell..

  69. edwardanthony9 says:

    I think that The Hobbit: There and Back Again release should be pushed back to December 2014…
    The wait and the buildup of the anxiety/tension is too short for July 2014…
    And December is best because it is consistent with previous Hobbit movies and also the LOTR Trilogy…
    Cheers! :)

  70. i think that thees movies are going to be awsome. if you don’t like it don’t watch it.

  71. Melthemad says:

    NOOOOO!!!!!! I heard lat night that TABA will be published December 18th. Why on earth? Is this true? If it is I am so annoyed. Thanks a lot Edwardanthony9, they must have taken your comment to heart. If anyone can read this please do something about it- I might die if I have to wait another two years!!!! :(

  72. You know I truly do get soo tired of reading peoples negative feedback about how Mr. Jackson is turning this into a trilogy and about another spider scene ect.!..in my oppinion along with MANY OTHERS enjoy,respect and TRULY APPRECIATE all of the HARD WORK that has ALWAYS been put into these movies,how I feel about it is that people who are ALWAYS COMPLAINING ABOUT SOMETHING need to step back and” even though it is a hard thing for people like this to do”and realize that this director KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING!..and that patience is a must for a great movie!!..SOO WHAT!!..IT’S A TRILOGY!!..I ALONG WITH MILLIONS OF OTHERS HAPPEN TO LIKE THE FACT THAT HE’S TAKING THE EXTRA TIME TO PUT MORE DETAIL AND PERSONAL THINGS IN ABOUT THE WHOLE STORY!!..sure no movie is EVER PERFECT and GOD KNOWS SOMEONE IS GOING TO FIND SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT,but in all reality,when you go to sit down by yourself or with family or friends and watch the LOTR trilogy or THIS SOON TO BE TRILOGY, it in the end takes you through every emotion a human being has,and to me and everyone I happen to know thinks that this in itself is an AWESOME THING THAT YOU DON’T GET AT ALL IN MOVIES ANYMORE!!..so for those who have nothing better to do then to b*tch & complain about something,if not then their day doesn’t feel complete,try to find the brighter side of THINGS,YOU KNOW LIKE ALL THE HARD WORK AND LOVE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE PUT INTO BRINGING THESE MOVIES INTO OUR HOMES AND HEARTS TO ENJOY AS THEY DID MAKING THEM!!..THE POINT IM TRYING TO MAKE TO EVERYONE WHO ALWAYS HAS TO HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT SOMETHING IS THAT,AT THE END OF THE DAY, NOMATTER IF IT’S A MOVIE OR YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE,YOUR NOT PERFECT EITHER!!..AND IF YOUR ALWAYS LOOKING AT THE BAD SIDE OF THINGS,THEN PLEASE TELL ME, WHEN ARE YOU EVER GOING TO MAKE THE TIME TO LET THE POSITIVE THINGS IN LIFE SHINE THROUGH, JUST REMEMBER, IT TAKES MORE ENERGY,MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY TO BE NEGATIVE ABOUT THINGS OR SOMEONE THEN TO BE POSITIVE!!..AND I AM BY NO MEANS SAYING NOONE SHOULD SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT THE MOVIE,NOT AT ALL IS THAT WHAT I MEAN!!..WHAT IM SAYING IS WHEN YOU POST SAY WHAT YOU LOVED ABOUT THE MOVIE AS WELL,NOT JUST COMPLETELY KNOCKING IT,WHEN IT COMES TO MOVIES,ALMOST EVERYONE OF THEM HAVE A FLAW OR SOMETHING SOMEONE SOMEWHERE WISHES THEY WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY,BUT IN ALL REALITY,ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THESE TRILOGIES HAVE HAD ALOT OF HEART,SOUL,LOVE AND HARDWORK PLACED INTO THEM,SO TRY AND LOOK PAST THE PETTY THINGS AND JUST ENJOY IT!!…LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO WORRY ABOUT SOME FLAWS,MOVIES ARE MUCH LIKE PEOPLE,EITHER YOU TAKE IT ALL OR NOTHING CAUSE YOU CAN’T PICK THROUGH TO HAVE THEM PLEASE YOU…TO EVERYONE ELSE, I HOPE YOU LOVED THIS MOVIE AS MYSELF AND EVERYONE I KNOW DID AND ARE ANXIOUSLY ANTICIPATING THE FOLLOWING TWO!!!..YOU GO MR.JACKSON!!..YOU HAVEN’T LET US DOWN YET!!..;)

  73. Imagine doing a history of WW1 and WW2, and objecting that there are too many Germans :) .

  74. To anyone who complained about Peter Jackson’s ‘un-original’ ideas, you’d have to have read the Hobbit to know. What is the point in the movie if it has nothing to do with the book? Read the book before you complain. I recommend it! A very easy read

    • Tony…Thank you for that comment. I second it! Of course we may be dealing with people here who don’t read anymore and would rather have a lot of garbage put into the story instead of seeing it done they way I believe J.R.R. Tolkien would have wanted the story told. I believe Mr. Jackson is doing it the way he thinks tells the story the best way and is trying to stay as close to the book as possible. Can’t wait for all the movies to be out. It’s going to be great watching them from start to finish on our movies nights at home. Just as we’ve done with the Star Wars series over 6 weeks, although this obviously will take a bit longer to see the entire story. Love it! I hope he does the Silmarillian next.

  75. i saw the 4 released ones probably 4 times each at least. Both normal and extended ones.Cant wait for part 2 to come out.In my opinion, they can make at least 3 more movies if they want. I would watch em all .not sure if they will.Is love to see what happened before the hobbits tale too,during first war, the begining of sauron, before gollumn was corrupt, and how the gaurdians was chosen, etc. prbably also the rings they created before the kings fell unto the darkness ( dark riders). this movie will be the best trilogy ever

  76. Will everyone please stop comparing LOTR to star trek. Why did Jackson make this a trilogy, LOTR was written and portrayed as a trilogy. The Hobbit however was a single book, a prelude to the LOTR. So in my humble opinion, this shouldn’t have been a trilogy. That being said I still say Peter Jackson did a good job on part one.
    Pro’s: the rock giant fight; the game of riddles (a.k.a riddles in the dark); the dinner party at the beginning; the troll scene.
    Con’s: Azog did NOT EXIST in the book; Saruman and Lady Galadriel were not in Rivendell; the dwarves never fought at the forest scene; Bilbo never attempted to leave the company; etc. (I could go on and on)
    All I am saying is Peter Jackson did an excellent job on LOTR, but he really dropped the ball on the Hobbit, too much added content. If he wanted to make a movie with content from the appendices, then that should have been separate. Follow the book Mr. Jackson, nothing you pull from here or there, just follow the ONE book.

  77. EVERYONE SHUT UP!!!!! THIS SERIES ROCKS. READ THE @!#% BOOKS FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIVES. STOP COMPARING THIS SERIES TO STAR TREK!!!!!!!!!

  78. I have read all of the exhaustive comments. Fact is, the books and films are the wonderful escapism of a very talented man. Why not just enjoy them for what they are. Sure; interpretation has occured, but then again, I do not go over The Iliad when I have watched TROY.

  79. In Denmark it’s already coming out 11 december!

  80. Goblins/orcs two words same thing, what you are refering to is uruk kai half orc half man bred by saruman lotr 1…schooled

    • How about we teach art in schools again so there will be writers in the future creating new, exiting and original stories. Oh never mind, lets just make remakes of remakes.

  81. hanoienglish says:

    Any idea on a release date in Vietnam?

  82. why would they make a third one first one ended not getting to the mountain why didn’t the eagles just fly them to the mountain. Then the second one doesn’t even show smaug destroying stuff and now we have to wait another year for the third one

  83. robertbayer says:

    Peter Jackson did let us down. The fact that there are a lot related writings to the Hobbit can in no way be used as a reason to justify 3 movies since the changes are for the most part completely different from the other original writings. Look .. I get that a movie director should have some leeway in changing the story .. I even like the elvish warrior lady Tauriel … but so many of the changes are simply stupid … Gandalf goes off to this mountain to meet Radagast?! Because? Did they really need to go there to decide to go to Dol Guldur? And what exactly does Gandalf hope to accomplish? In the book there was an actual battle, an attack by the forces of the White Council. Why not do just that?! It would be far cooler than Gandalf getting stuck hanging in a bird cage.
    Peter Jackson has transformed the story of the Hobbit so much that it scarcely resembles the original. It is not that none of the changes do not work, many in fact do, but for every 1 that does, there are 3 others which are simply laughably stupid. And it is these stupid ones, and there are scores of these, that basically ruined the movie for me.
    So Smaug is fighting 10 dwarves and 1 hobbit, all unarmed, and cannot kill a single one? So he goes to Lake Town rather than simply continue the fight with these unarmed foes? Why in the world would Smaug leave the dwarves and Bilbo in possession of the Erebor and its staggering treasure so he could make an attack on Esgaroth, a place he could attack and obliterate any time after he kills and eats the dwarves and one hobbit? There are so many of these staggering dumb plot devices like this that it is just shameful that Tolkien’s name has to be associated with this pile of golden dung. We can only hope that someday some director with a bit more class and common sense and artistic integrity, will give a far better interpretation of a classic fantasy story rather than mangling one into something absolutely pathetic. Three movies? Three movies and so many characters never are even fully developed like over half the dwarves and Beorn.

    The truth is this trilogy is more about more money than anything else, and never about getting it right or otherwise Bilbo would actually be major hero in the movie rather than an afterthought.
    Peter Jackson does not understand nor care about Tolkien’s work no matter how much he professes otherwise. I only wish the real JRR Tolkien were here to shred him personally into “quivering threads” verbally with his razor sharp wit. See The Letters of JRR Tolkien for a sample review of Tolkien’s for a proposed movie script during his lifetime.

  84. smaug is really Micheal Jackson

  85. if you lot that hated the 1st part, why the hell did you watch the 2nd part, i guess none of you will watch the 3rd n final part, no of course not because you’ll want to come back here n troll that too.

    its a movie an adaptation of, not an exacting remake of, the book in film. and yes money does rule you dont make movies to fail n not bring in money unless your a damned retard…

    grow up.

  86. Alden Moran says:

    I really like all the hobbit movies there great but I have a question why do you split the 3rd and the 2nd up? Also why do you make the book different then the movie? And I was really interested in the part where the castle was getting taken over by smaug and they had to fight the orcs and azog ripped thror’s head off and thorin cut azog’s arm off that was really cool! And it was also really cool when the company of dwarves tried to réclame the dwarf kingdom that was awesome!!!

  87. Pradeep says:

    Waiting for the next part. please release asap.

  88. Anyone know when The Hobbit 2 will be coming to HBO? I have been patiently waiting. I know it was released on DVD in April, so does that mean I should expect it around October or November? I read the books, which were wonderful and the movies are wonderful also! I just don’t spend money going to theaters or at rental stores. Thanks!

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