Something extraordinary is going on. It seems that when you combine Peter Jackson and JRR Tolkien, you end up with something phenomenal. Say what you will about the Director, but you can’t deny his clout and ability to forge new trails. Jackson says “three movies,” and the studios agree. This just doesn’t happen in the film industry. Not this way. As Larry D. Curtis writes in yesterday’s article on TheOneRing.net:
Whatever else happens, however these movies succeed or fail artistically and financially, nobody can ever claim the powers behind them didn’t swing for the fences. Mark this down and I sure hope somebody is taking notes, because the events of the last couple of weeks are going to be legendary. Soar or sink, the ambition at work here just boggles the mind. If your mind isn’t boggled a little, you aren’t fully grasping what happened.
As Larry says a bit later, “This is a big deal.” The article is rather lengthy, but well worth the read if you are trying to get your head around what is happening and how such a small children’s book could possibly deserve three films. To read the entire article, follow this link: The bold ‘Hobbit’ trilogy decision and what to expect.
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