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Anonymous said: I'm so sad to see you're not enjoying The Hobbit Trilogy so far. Would you be willing to explain what you would change about the movies if you could? Other than obviously renaming the last movie "There and Back Again"

Honestly, my only problems right now are with Desolation of Smaug. I thought An Unexpected Journey was perfect—there really isn’t anything I would change. It looked like the same world as The Lord of the Rings. The colors, the wide shots, the way the camera interacted with the characters, it was all consistent with the trilogy.

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deanogrman:

dean o'gorman at hobbitcon 2014

make me choose anonymous asked: elrond & arwen or legolas & thranduil

jimmytolans:

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Tauriel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Tell me, you go over a man’s house for the first time, do you take off your shoes? Do you put your feet up on his coffee table? Do you walk in the kitchen, eat food that doesn’t belong to you? Open the door to rooms you got no business opening? You know, somebody a whole lot smarter than anybody here once said: “Since the dawn of our species man’s been blessed with curiosity.” You know the other one about curiosity don’t you, Jack? This is not your island. This is our island. And the only reason you’re living on it is because we let you live on it.

Anonymous said: I'm so sorry I just got on and saw lots of upset people and I'm confused. There and Back Again title was changed to the Battle of Five Armies? And reading in your tags you said it looked like a third movie was less likely? Why does it seem that way to you? And any details I might have missed would be really nice if you have some time! Thanks

This morning, it was announced on Peter Jackson’s official Facebook page that the third film “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” will now be called “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

So far, the film has been promoted by actors and Peter and the media as There and Back Again, so it feels kind of late to be changing it, but I guess it’s not too late, after all. Peter also said there will be 25 extra minutes of footage in the extended edition of Desolation of Smaug, which is exciting! And he mentioned that a box set of the three films will likely be titled “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” so at least he’ll still be using that title.

I admit I’ve gotten a bit carried away today. I would recommend anyone who’s upset about the title change read this post by Gabe. It actually calmed me down a lot. Gabe makes some really good points. I realized it’s not the title change that’s upsetting me; the title change simply stirred up all these fears about the third film that I already had.

When I said “less likely,” I meant that I feel like it’s less and less likely that the third film will be good. I was disappointed with Desolation of Smaug because it doesn’t feel consistent with An Unexpected Journey and The Lord of the Rings (partly because it looks different, the way it’s shot and the angles and colors used, but also because of some of the subplots that I felt detracted from the original story—the story is supposed to be about Bilbo, the hobbit, after all).

I’m scared that Battle of the Five Armies will disappoint me, too. But I’m trying to stay optimistic. That’s really all I can do, because the alternative is going into it with a negative mindset, which I certainly don’t want to do, because Tolkien’s stories mean so much to me.

Hope that helps!