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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is releasing. He's celebrating by calling out other directors for using too much CG.
It’s pretty easy to make fun of The Hobbit. Each of the films, including the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, come in at around three hours long, while they’re also slightly pompous and filled with moments that are borderline ridiculous. Still, even though it’s easy that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be done.
The cultural impact of Peter Jackson's big screen Middle-earth franchise is unquestionable, and there are thousands upon thousands of fans who will be deeply saddened by its conclusion with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. But what will the people who made The Hobbit movies miss most about that experience? To answer that question we have this brand new featurette:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies has premiered in international theaters. Unsurprisingly, it is dominating at the box office.
The Hobbit was never planned as just one movie. Even in the years before the adaptation became a trilogy the plan was always to have the story unfold in at least two parts. But what if that wasn't the case? The trailer for that epic production might have looked something like this.
The bond between artist and material is undeniably real - and it's the reason why Ian McKellen believes that Peter Jackson may not be done with Middle-earth just yet.
The Hobbit is ready to fight it out one last time in the Battle Of Five Armies. Are you ready for the end?
When Peter Jackson and the folks at Warner Bros. announced that The Hobbit would be split up into three movies instead of the announced two, many fans were outraged. But rather than just being a simple cash grab, it turns out that what is actually planned for the new trilogy's finale, The Battle of the Five Armies, is the most epic big screen Middle-earth war we've seen yet.
Elijah Wood is back to celebrate The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies, and this is how he's done it! Put your seat and tray table in its upright position, and proceed to watch this video safely.
The Hobbit film series is poised to be one of the highest grossing franchises of all time. And it better be considering how much Warner Bros has shelled out to make the trilogy: three times the cost of making Lord of the Rings.
There’s no update on the ebaums page, so we don’t know for sure whether the dating couple in the Lord of the Rings video stayed together, or even got married. If they did, I hope this guy updated his material.
The question that remains is whether or not this is even possible. Del Toro made Pacific Rim for Legendary, a relationship so pleasurable that they opted to move forward with Pacific Rim 2. The director also worked with the company yet again on next year's Crimson Peak. With Skull Island gearing up for a November 2016 release date, is it feasible del Toro could shoot that film before jumping onto Pacific Rim 2 (currently scheduled for 2017)?
Peter Jackson informs fans that the full trailer for the final The Hobbit film is “not going to be released until around Oct.” because “the complex VFX work required to produce the battle shots we’re all wanting to see are simply not far enough along yet.” Makes sense.
Jackson says in the notes of his production diary that he looks forward to continuing the journey with fans next year. We expect that he will continue to blog the trip through post-production as he concludes this Hobbit endeavor with There and Back Again.
Should The Silmarillion ever make it to the big screen, it deserves another director with a passion for the work and an understanding of limitations. The Tolkien universe is filled with enough imagination that a less thoughtful director would still have more than enough to work with, while Jackson needs to put his valiant efforts into projects that would fall apart in anyone else’s hands.
The Tolkien estate and Warner Bros. have been fighting for so long now that it’s hard to imagine that they could reconcile their differences to allow future Middle-earth movies. Until then, we’ll just have to enjoy the ones we’ve gotten.
The second installment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has just rolled into theaters, and with it the battle over whether or not the story should have been split into three films continues to wage.
The Hobbit director Peter Jackson, along with co-stars Richard Armitage and Evangeline Lilly, will participate in a live chat via Google Hangout today (Wednesday), Dec. 4, at 10:15 a.m. PST / 1:15 p.m. EST. That’s very soon!
The video above features a brand new, three minute sneak peek at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Today was a big day for the movie, as Warner Bros., MGM and New Line hosted The Hobbit Global Fan Celebration, an event taking place in multiple cities worldwide that had audiences flocking to their local movie theater to ask director Peter Jackson and the film's stars their biggest questions about the second film in the trilogy.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has unveiled two trailers so far on its way to its December release date, but the good news for fans won't have to wait that long for a nice long extended look at the film. Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today that on Monday, November 4, at 5:00 pm EST a special global fan celebration will be held and simulcast around the world.
Peter Jackson isn’t the only director willing to experiment with the controversial 48 frames-per-second presentation. Trusting two sources, AICN is going on record to report that X-Men director Bryan Singer also will release his sequel, Days of Future Past in the realistic-looking format when it reaches theaters next summer.
The photos he posted include several dwarves hanging out behind the scenes, three different sizes of actors to play Thorin Oakenshield (in real life Richard Armitage is a very un-dwarf-sized 6'2"), some music "spotting" with composer Howard Shore, and even some truly inexplicable stuff, like these two people dressed up as penguins in front of a green screen. Jackson swears, "Yes, we did actually just film this.
It's an entertaining video with some very strange moments - I didn't wake up this morning expecting to see an 80s-style fitness video starring a bunch of dwarfs - but sadly it also comes with some bad news. While Jackson has always been a big presence at San Diego Comic Con, this year he won't be coming to the festivities and we won't be getting an early look at the sequel.
I may have my timeline mixed up here, but the "They're Taking The Hobbits To Isengard" remix is one of the first viral videos I can remember, right there with "Lazy Sunday" as a video passed around among people either before YouTube or right at the beginning of the service. Something about Orlando Bloom's weirdly stiff performance in the Lord of the Rings trilogy seemed to lend itself to this kind of dance remix
It features Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom, and Evangeline Lilly in costume as elves Thranduil, Legolas, and Tauriel watching the Happy Hobbit hosts' reaction with apparent glee. What makes this exchange thoroughly charming is that far from mocking the girls' enthusiasm, these stars reflect it with broad smiles, outbursts of laughter, and captivated delight.