Part of me always preferred the Hobbit to LOTR - I dunno, it just seemed more detailed, and I got more into the story and the characters, wheras LOTR (epic as it was) was all about detailed battles. Don't get me wrong, I loved them all, but I prefer the Hobbit, possibly as I read it first? Very excited about the film! Not happy about Elijah Wood being in it - Frodo isn't mentioned in the book?
I can sort of understand Legolas being in it, as wasn't he the Prince of Mirkwood? Although he's not really necessary, but I suppose they want to capitalize on Orlando Bloom's popularity. Sigh. They had better take good care of the Necromancer scene - they weren't in the book, so what they make up needs to be decent. It feels like they're including it as people will go in to see the Hobbit and come out of it feeling a bit ripped off if there aren't enough "war" scenes. I know there's the Battle of the Five armies, but that's right at the end - wheras the Two Towers and Return of the King were pretty much stuffed full of epic fight scenes. And like others, I'm getting alarm bells about a female elf. At least she's not Legolas' love interest. I just hope Jackson doesn't make her into a Mary Sue - as long as she's developed properly, all shall be well. Very excited!
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No, he wasn't born then. Frodo will be at the beginning and end of the films, I reckon, with older Bilbo (Ian Holm) finishing his book 'There and Back Again'. He won't appear in the actual events of the story.
(Original post by Goody2Shoes-x)
Not happy about Elijah Wood being in it - Frodo isn't mentioned in the book?
"It's extremely close to the book," Wood, 30, told OnTheRedCarpet.com correspondent Jacob Burch. "In fact, it's actually a flashforward in time. Frodo is not alive around the time period of 'The Hobbit.' It's about 60 years before Frodo's birth, I think. So ultimately, myself and Ian Holm, who played Bilbo in 'The Lord of the Rings,' will have some scenes together that will precede the 'Hobbit' time."
"Bilbo actually wrote 'The Hobbit' in a book called 'There and Back Again: A Hobbit's Tale,' so I think there might be something to do with that book that he's writing," he said. "It's very much keeping the integrity. Frodo does not exist within the context of the time period of 'The Hobbit.'"
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