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2012-07-31 01:52:56 PM  
8 votes:
I submitted this with a better headline. Actually, three headlines.
2012-07-31 10:54:11 AM  
8 votes:
I don't care - shut up and take my money! GIMME GIMMIE GIMMIE!

strangeluck: This the Hobbit is the prequel, and they're going to stretch it into 3 films... I wonder if it'll suffer the same nightmare as the Star Wars films, like what would the LoTR version of JarJar Binks be?


Tom Bombadil.
2012-07-31 09:30:04 AM  
8 votes:
Good, that means I'm saving $36 instead of $12
2012-07-31 02:06:59 PM  
6 votes:
I hope one of the movies is 90 minutes of Tom Bombadil skipping.
2012-07-31 01:53:40 PM  
6 votes:
media.tumblr.com

At this point, I have stopped resisting his will.
2012-07-31 11:27:47 AM  
6 votes:

MadSkillz: They go out on some gay-ass adventure for no definable reason.


"There's this dragon and he's sleeping on this gigantic pile of gold and jewels and he's also in the great hall of our ancestor's home that he stole from us and killed many of our brethren" not good enough of a reason for you? You have some high goddamn standards for bothering to get off of your ass.
2012-07-31 04:01:39 AM  
6 votes:
That's good to know. I was worried you weren't to go see it.
2012-07-31 02:32:02 PM  
5 votes:

Manny Calavera: alwaysjaded: Yea, you're right. I guess all that stuff Tolkien wrote in the appendix's was just a little filler and not important at all.

Yes, exactly.

Wait, were you being sarcastic?


I don't even know anymore.
2012-07-31 02:17:58 PM  
4 votes:

I Said: I hope one of the movies is 90 minutes of Tom Bombadil skipping.


skipping Tom Bombadil is a well established practice when reading LOTR.
2012-07-31 02:13:40 PM  
4 votes:

kevinatilusa: Somehow, somewhere, Jackson has to find himself a heroic female character who can both serve as a love interest and have empowering scenes to make the film seem less male-dominated. In LOTR he was able to expand the Arwen character to do this, but in the Hobbit he's going to have to add a lot more.


Easy: Thorin, Fili, Kili, Oin, Gloin, Dwalin, Balin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, and Dwarfette.
2012-07-31 02:07:31 PM  
4 votes:
I just hope we get to see Sauron as a cute little blonde-haired kid, who gets called "Saurie" by his caretaker. Give him a pet fairie or something.
2012-07-31 02:05:34 PM  
4 votes:
Say what you will, but the extended car chase scene looks AWESOME!!!
2012-07-31 10:07:46 PM  
3 votes:
farm4.staticflickr.com

Hoo boy.
2012-07-31 07:13:16 PM  
3 votes:

Cyno01: Were you under the impression that there was a Middle Earth Postal Service or something?


politicalstrife.files.wordpress.com
2012-07-31 03:02:54 PM  
3 votes:
profile.ak.fbcdn.net

MOAR
2012-07-31 02:31:46 PM  
3 votes:
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit to be spread across three films, hairy feet to be in style for years to come

My time has come!
2012-07-31 02:00:35 PM  
3 votes:
Who knew there was that much scenery in NZ
2012-07-31 01:51:19 PM  
3 votes:
Oh No, please save us from another movie that will likely be full of awesome.
2012-07-31 01:40:33 PM  
3 votes:
I mean, I get the whole 'Gandalf fights the Necromancer' storyline that would stretch it to 2 movies. I mean, Gandalf is cool and everybody likes seeing him on screen. But what else are they going to do to add a 3rd movie?

It does make me worry about these 'prequels'.

... prequels ... *twitch*farkyougeorgelucas*twitch*
2012-07-31 02:41:14 AM  
3 votes:
This is one of those things where they're going to film an additional 360 minutes of actual movie, and then for the footage they have, let each scene linger on just a little too long, aren't they? (i.e. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1)

The hobbit is a simple tale in which these things happen:

Bilbo meets dwarves.
They go out on some gay-ass adventure for no definable reason.
Trolls try to each them; outwitted by sun.
They meet people who are also bears or some shiat.
Bilbo meets Gollum and steals his ring.
They escape scary forest with asshole elves.
Epic fight with dragon.
The end.

That's like a nice, tight two hour movie. Or a three hour movie if you add in all the 'songs' that have no meter or rhyming.

Then it was 2 movies. Now 3, because god-forbid should the money train end.

/despite complaints, will still see it.
2012-07-31 03:48:32 PM  
2 votes:
Sparkly hobitses.
2012-07-31 03:07:40 PM  
2 votes:
But i am still waiting for Spaceballs 2 the search for more money

Paging Mr. Brooks
2012-07-31 02:51:21 PM  
2 votes:
MuonNeutrino: " How do you get through the ~300 page hobbit in a weekend but still take a month to finish the ~1500 page trilogy?"

Because THE HOBBIT is fun and moves along well and THE TWO TOWERS is where people learn to hate reading?
2012-07-31 02:34:57 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe he always intended for there to be Banthas in Rivendell... now the technology exists for him to achieve his vision!
2012-07-31 02:33:00 PM  
2 votes:

CheekyMonkey: How is this even possible? I thought Dumbledore was dead?!?


What? You don't remember him at the end of the Episode VI shimmering with Anakin?
2012-07-31 02:26:00 PM  
2 votes:
How is this even possible? I thought Dumbledore was dead?!?
2012-07-31 02:15:12 PM  
2 votes:
I was going to complain but who am I kidding? I will watch all three.

DAMMIT MARTIN FREEMAN.
2012-07-31 02:10:11 PM  
2 votes:
2012-07-31 02:06:48 PM  
2 votes:
My reactions over time:

The Hobbit is being made by Peter Jackson: "Awesome! Makes sense. It'll be done well, like the other three. Fans will appreciate the 'completeness'. And yeah, it'll make tons of money. I'll be there opening weekend."

The Hobbit is being made in two movies: "Uh, ok. Seems a bit excessive for a fairly short story. I'm sure he'll pad it up a bit, but it's Jackson. He's the right guy for this. I'm a little nervous, but I'll be there."

The Hobbit is being made in three movies: "WTF is up with this money grab? This is sounding like 3 hours of 'Hobbit', six hours of 'The Silmarillion'. Either that, or he's making up shiat out of whole cloth. I'm not sure I'm down with this anymore."
2012-07-31 02:05:24 PM  
2 votes:
I'm reminded of when Tarantino decided to make two movies out of ...

.... [spinning beachball]

......

Kill Bilbo Vol.3 ?
2012-07-31 02:02:23 PM  
2 votes:

spentmiles: Do the hobbits fark in this one? The answer will dictate my level of interest.


Fuzzy toe fetish?
2012-07-31 11:34:31 AM  
2 votes:

Ennuipoet: Weaver95: strangeluck: This the Hobbit is the prequel, and they're going to stretch it into 3 films... I wonder if it'll suffer the same nightmare as the Star Wars films, like what would the LoTR version of JarJar Binks be?

Tom Bombadil.

That's just wrong! (But you are correct,)


I don't know if I want to admit this on Fark, but...I really am hoping that they put Tom Bombadil and his wife Goldberry into the film. I thought that they were some pretty interesting characters and while they didn't do anything to advance the plot of the story, they still add a lot to the world of Middle Earth.

The wiki for Goldberry states:

"Filmmakers Ralph Bakshi and Peter Jackson stated that the reason the characters were omitted from their films was because, in their view, he (Bombadil) does little to advance the story, and would make their films unnecessarily long."

Now THAT'S funny.
2012-07-31 04:04:50 AM  
2 votes:
This the Hobbit is the prequel, and they're going to stretch it into 3 films... I wonder if it'll suffer the same nightmare as the Star Wars films, like what would the LoTR version of JarJar Binks be?
2012-08-01 05:50:15 PM  
1 votes:

Parthenogenetic: th0th: As for Tom Bombadil, I always saw him as a fringe character. Hell, if you were able to ask him even he'd tell you to leave him out of the movie. He was fine doing his own thing in his own land with his river daughter wife having lots of sylvan sex and eating all the time. If it's true, and Tom is a "Maia gone native," as one cyclopedia claimed, even if Sauron had won the war Tom would have found a way to keep him out of his land

At the Council of Elrond, it was proposed that Tom Bombadil be given the One Ring, as it had no corrupting power over him.

Glorfindel stated: "To send the Ring to him would only postpone the day of evil. He is far away. We could not now take it back to him, unguessed, unmarked by any spy. And even if we could, soon or late the Lord of the Rings would learn of its hiding place and would bend all his power toward it. Could that power be defied by Bombadil alone? I think not. I think that in the end, if all else is conquered, Bombadil will fall, Last as he was First; and then Night will come."

To which Galdor concurred: "Power to defy our Enemy is not in him, unless such power is in the earth itself. And yet we see that Sauron can torture and destroy the very hills."

/NERRDDDS!!!


I personally think Glorfindel was full of shiat, but that's just me. A bunch of people who are NOT Tom Bombadil trying to ascertain what the ancient, ineffable entity would do with the Ring. I rather like a sort of HISHE story where Sauron is standing over Tom with all the Nazgul surrounding him, ordering him to give over the Ring, then Tom disapparates to the Crack of Doom saying "If you want it, come and get it, Sauron-a-ho-ho" as he drops the Ring into the lava.

/Epic music
//End scene
2012-08-01 09:58:33 AM  
1 votes:
the-hobbitmovie.com

"I kick ass for the lord Aule"
2012-07-31 09:42:06 PM  
1 votes:

elysive: I don't think that it even took me six hours to read the Hobbit and now PJ wants me to go to the theater for six+ hours to watch Hobbit movies.



Maybe the movies are just Peter Jackson sitting in a chair reading the book out loud.
2012-07-31 07:27:06 PM  
1 votes:

BuckTurgidson: Gleeman:
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Three large books = three movies. A 272 page (paperback) book = three movies?

Oddly enough, the Hulk was just a comic book, but it got two complete movies - not a movie and a sequel mind you - in the space of five years.


Didn't know they only published one issue of The Hulk over 50 years. Not sure how a re-boot compares either.

I see you like apples and oranges though.
2012-07-31 07:25:01 PM  
1 votes:
I just hope that this doesn't go down like the Star Wars prequels went.

Movie 1: Uh, well...that was...not very good. That wasn't what I was expecting, but...eh. Okay. Hopefully the next one will be better.
Movie 2: Oh Jesus, that was worse than the first. Why God? Why hast thou forsaken me? Maybe they'll wrap it up and tie it to the original nicely, but I doubt it.
Movie 3: Well, it's over, and I lived. So...yeah...it could have been worse.
2012-07-31 05:49:51 PM  
1 votes:

Valiente: Puddleglum


www.lagedorre.net

I was inspired.
2012-07-31 04:44:17 PM  
1 votes:
"We recognized that the richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings..."

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/saw the trailer before TDKR this weekend
//realized bilbo is watson and smaug is holmes
2012-07-31 04:22:00 PM  
1 votes:

ShawnDoc: Lord of The Rings Trilogy - 3 Dense Books where lots of shiat happens = 3 movies
The Hobbit - Short book written for children where little happens = 3 movies


So we can expect future Jackson projects such as:
Jabberwocky = 3 movies
Hop On Pop = 3 movies
Good Night, Moon = 3 movies
See Dick Run = 2 movies *

* This would be 3 movies, but Jane gets killed in the first one.
2012-07-31 04:17:25 PM  
1 votes:

Clash City Farker: What have I got in my pocket?


Dildo obliged by emptying his revolver in Goddam's direction. He would've finished the wretched creature off then and there, but pity stayed his hand.

"It's a pity I've run out of bullets" Dildo thought, as he ran up the tunnel.
2012-07-31 04:14:47 PM  
1 votes:
I always love when tolkien fans show their ignorance of the book BY FORGETTING THE HALF THAT THEY DIDNT INCLUDE IN THAT RANKIN & BASS TRIPE.
2012-07-31 04:11:45 PM  
1 votes:

BigNumber12: alwaysjaded: And I shudder to think of The Silmarillion. I really struggled reading that one.

That's sad to hear. I couldn't put it down.


I tried once to read the Silmarillion but it was so deathly dull. Just a recitation of unrelated events with no narrative to tie it together, like reading the farking Bible. Ungodly dull.

But maybe I'll try it again if it's going to be source material for the Hobbitses movies.

/the Silmarillion, not the Bible
2012-07-31 03:28:19 PM  
1 votes:
When I saw that this was going to be three movies, I threw my two liter of Mountain Dew across the cubical farm. This work requires at least six movies, if not eight, to truly capture the spirit of the book. Three movies will barely get you to the Misty Mountains.

I'm sure I'll watch each movie at the theater for 48 hours a piece until I can say every line in unison, but I still won't be satisfied.
2012-07-31 03:25:50 PM  
1 votes:
I hope there's some breath taking scenery. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some long, panning shots.
2012-07-31 03:24:51 PM  
1 votes:
i282.photobucket.com
2012-07-31 03:11:11 PM  
1 votes:

MuonNeutrino: Tax Boy: ringersol: MuonNeutrino: " How do you get through the ~300 page hobbit in a weekend but still take a month to finish the ~1500 page trilogy?"

Because THE HOBBIT is fun and moves along well and THE TWO TOWERS is where people learn to hate reading?

THIS

The Hobbit is fun and is a breezy well-written chatty British children's book, like the Harry Potter of the 1930s.

Reading the Lord of the Rings is like reading the bible.

Heh. To each his own, I guess, but I'd take LotR *or* The Hobbit over Harry Potter (which aren't *bad* but definitely aren't as interesting, in my opinion). The only reason it'd take me longer to read a given word count in LotR instead of in The Hobbit would be that I'm continually getting choked up or being tempted to reread things/read them out loud in appreciation of the sheer *poetry* of Tolkien's writing.


I *see* what you are *saying*
2012-07-31 03:05:59 PM  
1 votes:

CrotchBeard: [i13.photobucket.com image 487x344]


Why are they out of order?
2012-07-31 03:02:09 PM  
1 votes:

Tax Boy: ringersol: MuonNeutrino: " How do you get through the ~300 page hobbit in a weekend but still take a month to finish the ~1500 page trilogy?"

Because THE HOBBIT is fun and moves along well and THE TWO TOWERS is where people learn to hate reading?

THIS

The Hobbit is fun and is a breezy well-written chatty British children's book, like the Harry Potter of the 1930s.

Reading the Lord of the Rings is like reading the bible.


The Silmarillion is like reading the bible. Actually its go a much more convincing creation myth, if you ask me.
2012-07-31 02:54:59 PM  
1 votes:

ringersol: MuonNeutrino: " How do you get through the ~300 page hobbit in a weekend but still take a month to finish the ~1500 page trilogy?"

Because THE HOBBIT is fun and moves along well and THE TWO TOWERS is where people learn to hate reading?


THIS

The Hobbit is fun and is a breezy well-written chatty British children's book, like the Harry Potter of the 1930s.

Reading the Lord of the Rings is like reading the bible.
2012-07-31 02:51:17 PM  
1 votes:

Loadmaster: "Toes. I love hairy toes," she said.

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Best. Book. Evar.

\found in in my parents' book collection when I was in 5th grade.
\\looking forward to the film adaption, starring Will Ferrell as Goodgulf and Micky Rooney as Dildo
2012-07-31 02:44:33 PM  
1 votes:
There and Back Again....to the bank.

Also, the JarJar will be the Marsh Wiggle, Puddleglum.
2012-07-31 02:38:42 PM  
1 votes:
Someone should mention that The Hobbit is a relatively short book and may not be worthy of three films.
2012-07-31 02:33:46 PM  
1 votes:

Jocundry:
You can read the Hobbit over a weekend. The Trilogy takes a good month at least (and that's with some hard core reading).

Why on (middle) earth would you stretch the Hobbit into three movies?


? How do you get through the ~300 page hobbit in a weekend but still take a month to finish the ~1500 page trilogy? Especially if you're reading it intensely as someone who hasn't read it and is eager to find out what happens. I could (and have) read through the *trilogy* in a weekend. And while I read faster than almost everyone I know, it's not 15 times faster.
2012-07-31 02:31:54 PM  
1 votes:
Jackson knows his audience of OCD nerds will pay, again and again and again. You guys cannot possibly stop yourselves. He will get the movie exactly right, only he will pace it in nearly real time. Thus dragging it out but leaving you with the only complaint to make relating to his pacing, which is why you will pay for all three, and then get the blueray box set.

muahahahahahahaaaaa
2012-07-31 02:27:02 PM  
1 votes:
They're gonna be walking very very slowly then.
2012-07-31 02:09:52 PM  
1 votes:

spentmiles: Do the hobbits fark in this one? The answer will dictate my level of interest.


They do, in fact. Every time you purchase a ticket, a hobbit will hop out of a little door, and fark you in the ass, whilst giving you a reach around. (The reach around is only so he can grab your ticket money, not to pleasure you)
2012-07-31 02:09:52 PM  
1 votes:

kevinatilusa: JackieRabbit: How the hell is he going to make this short book into three movies? The only thing I can see is that there's going to be a lot of historical things pertaining to Gandalf and scenes off what he does when he leaves Bilbo's and Thorin's comany. That will all have to be made up, of course. Though he may be able to borrow some from The Silmarillion.

Somehow, somewhere, Jackson has to find himself a heroic female character who can both serve as a love interest and have empowering scenes to make the film seem less male-dominated. In LOTR he was able to expand the Arwen character to do this, but in the Hobbit he's going to have to add a lot more.


Oh jesus. A hot wizard love interest for Gandalf, maybe?
2012-07-31 02:09:10 PM  
1 votes:

I Said: Grapple: Does this mean I get more Balrogs? Then I'm okay with that, even though they were never in the actual book.

TONS!

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So... Balrogs DON'T have wings!

*ducks*
2012-07-31 02:07:40 PM  
1 votes:
Actually...Tolkien himself revised 'The Hobbit' between the first and second editions so that the story would be more closely aligned to what would become 'Lord of the Rings'. He planned to go even further in the third edition, but received enough criticism of the initial work that he abandoned the project.

You thought that George Lucas was the original "constant tinkerer" when it came to potentially spoiling a good tale. You are mistaken.

/Han still shot first.
2012-07-31 02:02:43 PM  
1 votes:

alwaysjaded: Oh no! You mean we'll get to see a whole lot more of the story that ties everything together better? Possibly the corruption of Saruman, Sauron and the necromancer, the white council and a whole bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting? Someone fetch me my outrage gloves, PJ is trying to fleece me FOR 8 MORE DOLLARS!!!?!!?!!?! HOW WILL I SURVIVE?!!!!


that's in the silmarillion isn't it?

the movies of that will keep mr jackson employed for the rest of his unnatural life
2012-07-31 02:01:30 PM  
1 votes:
What's next? Peter Jackson's 50 film adaptation of JRR Tolkin's Silmarillion?


While searching Silmarillion to make sure I spelled it right, I came across this gem. Silmarillion movie coming.
2012-07-31 02:01:28 PM  
1 votes:
"Peter Jackson's The Hobbit"???

So J.R.R. Tolkien was a plagiarist???

upload.wikimedia.org

Shifty bastard.

/He does kind of resemble Hitler
2012-07-31 02:01:16 PM  
1 votes:
Do the hobbits fark in this one? The answer will dictate my level of interest.
2012-07-31 01:57:08 PM  
1 votes:
Thi$ i$ a good idea, really. Thi$ tale is far too big to be limited to two movie$. The third film will really be the difference between telling the complete $tory a$ it wa$ written and a Hollywood ver$ion which cut$ out too much back$tory and can only be fully under$tood by reading the whole book. The trilogy $hould be a $tand alone work.
2012-07-31 01:55:24 PM  
1 votes:
If this will reduce the running time of ANY of these Hobbit films, then I'm OK with it.
My girlfriend is a big LOTR nerd, and I dread having to sit through another dumbass four hour film with her.

Let there be three Hobbit flicks, each only about 90 minutes.

I can tolerate 90 minutes of this inane crap in three doses.

Having to sit in a theater for SIX HOURS for another midnight screening of LOTR??? -- I'd rather be waterboarded.
2012-07-31 01:54:50 PM  
1 votes:

alwaysjaded: Lando Lincoln: alwaysjaded: Oh no! You mean we'll get to see a whole lot more of the story that ties everything together better?

THERE IS NOTHING TO TIE TOGETHER BETTER. The Hobbit has little to do with the Lord of the Rings. In The Hobbit, The One Ring is nothing more than a magical ring that makes the user invisible. The corruption of Saruman has nothing at all to do with The Hobbit. Nothing.

Yea, you're right. I guess all that stuff Tolkien wrote in the appendix's was just a little filler and not important at all.


The appendix's WHAT????

/NERDS
2012-07-31 01:17:13 PM  
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: alwaysjaded: Oh no! You mean we'll get to see a whole lot more of the story that ties everything together better?

THERE IS NOTHING TO TIE TOGETHER BETTER. The Hobbit has little to do with the Lord of the Rings. In The Hobbit, The One Ring is nothing more than a magical ring that makes the user invisible. The corruption of Saruman has nothing at all to do with The Hobbit. Nothing.


Yea, you're right. I guess all that stuff Tolkien wrote in the appendix's was just a little filler and not important at all.
2012-07-31 01:14:57 PM  
1 votes:
Lord of The Rings Trilogy - 3 Dense Books where lots of shiat happens = 3 movies
The Hobbit - Short book written for children where little happens = 3 movies

Gotcha
2012-07-31 12:42:59 PM  
1 votes:
Oh no! You mean we'll get to see a whole lot more of the story that ties everything together better? Possibly the corruption of Saruman, Sauron and the necromancer, the white council and a whole bunch of other stuff I'm forgetting? Someone fetch me my outrage gloves, PJ is trying to fleece me FOR 8 MORE DOLLARS!!!?!!?!!?! HOW WILL I SURVIVE?!!!!
2012-07-31 11:24:17 AM  
1 votes:

Weaver95: strangeluck: This the Hobbit is the prequel, and they're going to stretch it into 3 films... I wonder if it'll suffer the same nightmare as the Star Wars films, like what would the LoTR version of JarJar Binks be?

Tom Bombadil.



That's just wrong! (But you are correct,)
 
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