Won't be able to do it. The Tolkien estate owns the rights for a movie. The family isnt a fan of the movies, so basically the simarillion won't happen for at least 100 years or so.
I generally like the films and though Jackson did a good job of telling the story overall. One thing that dissapointed me was where they filmed Gondor. When I read the book, I pictured Gondor being on a fertile plain with a lot of fruit trees and fields of grain. It's supposed to me one of mans greatest countries. The film however was set more on a high mountain plain and really it came across desolate to me other than the actual city. I watched it and just went, gosh, you guys missed the picture I had in my mind.
Look forward to seeing the Hobbit. 3 movies seems like a lot for that story, but we'll see. Look forward to seeing how they do the dragon!
Smaug will be voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch...otherwise known as Sherlock on the BBC. The guy is an absolute bonafide acting genius...and I'd guess he'll be fabulous as the voice of Smaug. Something to really look forward to...he's perfect for that role.
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Surprised to see the lack of impressions from the movie -- surely some of you have seen it by now?
I don't know enough about Tolkien's lore to comment on the actual story, but I thought the movie was solidly put together. I knew going in not to expect Lord of the Rings 2.0, being that The Hobbit was always a more lighthearted story intended for Tolkien's kids.
I saw the movie in 3D/HFR after going back and forth on whether to see the "normal" version first or not... I'm very glad I saw it in 3D. I don't know that Jordan Creek's theater has any non-3D HFR showings, but if you ever get the choice between 3D or 2D, choose 3D. The smoother frame rate makes the 3D absolutely pop and the results are stunning. I'll admit, the "soap opera" effect was kind of weird at first for like 5-10 minutes, but I feel that the 48 fps did more to add to the film than it took away. Also, I've always gotten minor headaches from 3D films in the past, but the smoother frame rate completely eliminated those for me.
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