Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X
If they follow the book as they did with "Lord of the Rings" it should be good.
All they need to do is remain true to Tolkien's vision. They had to make some concessions with Lord Of The Rings, or they would have been forced to make 6 movies. The one glaring omision was the fulfilment of the prophecy that Frodo saw in the Lady Galadriels pool. Near the end of the book, as Frodo, Samwise, Merry and Pippin are retuning to Hobbiton, they discover that Saruman is alive, and attempting to have his vengeance on the hobbits by destroying their world.
Of the entire story, this is the one plot line that should not have been removed from the movies.
The Hobbit is far shorter than LOTR, and it would appear that the film is going to be a multi-parter. Whether it will be 2 or 3 parts is unknown, but this much is clear: by splitting it into more than one movie, it seems as though Peter Jackson wants to tell as much of the story as possible.
Does the pending release of The Hobbit also raise our hopes of seeing The Silmarillion? It would seem as though tye are releasing the movies in the same order that the books were originally published...