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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Final Trailer: We’re Almost Done

Posted by Matthew on November 12, 2014
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The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

Here’s a last trailer for the upcoming last instalment of The Hobbit. We’re almost through this people!

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‘The Hobbit: Battle of The Five Armies’ Comic Con Trailer Doesn’t Have Much Hobbit In It

Posted by Matthew on July 28, 2014
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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

The “defining chapter of The Lord of The Rings” happens to be called “The Hobbit” despite not having much Hobbit.

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The Hobbit 3 Officially Gets Retitled

Posted by Matthew on April 24, 2014
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This has been brewing for a while and I never posted about it, but now it’s actually happened so here you go. The Hobbit: There and Back Again has officially been renamed The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. Which makes sense for a couple of reasons. Hit the jump to see Peter Jackson’s reasoning and some commentary.

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Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Posted by Matthew on December 13, 2013
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The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug

Peter Jackson is an interesting film maker. A background in indie films, specifically indie horror films, he was raised to the top of the A-List when he successfully pulled off adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy to the big screen. Those movies are not perfect by any stretch but the books were so rich and full of detail that the theatrical releases actually felt like they were lacking despite being a combined length of over 9 hours.

Now we’re on the second part of his adaptation of The Hobbit, the book that preceded the epic trilogy that was The Lord of the Rings. That book however is actually pretty short and while it has enough detail to serve the story’s purpose it has nowhere near the depth or scope that the later trilogy does.

Herein lies one of the problems with The Desolation of Smaug: You can’t turn a 300 page book into 9 hours of movie without padding the story, and Jackson has padded the story so much, and messed up the pacing so much, that while I don’t think it’s a bad film I also don’t think it’s a great one.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer: Who Is King Under The Mountain?

Posted by Matthew on November 05, 2013
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Hot on the heels of the 8 new posters there’s a shiny new 3 minute trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Let’s watch!

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New Trailer and Banner for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Posted by Matthew on October 01, 2013
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Good news everyone! There’s a new banner and trailer for the upcoming second Hobbit film The Desolation of Smaug! Let’s take a look!

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Episode Forty: The Hobbit

Posted by Matthew on December 21, 2012
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We’re back with a short episode recorded immediately after our first viewing of The Hobbit. This one isn’t very long but does contain spoilers.

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