YES OMG I watched it yesterday! It's AMAZING, I loved it! I found the plot way easier than LOTR but I really enjoyed it, also the effects and everything were just perfect, Peter Jackson really made an awesome work I only didn't liked a couple of little things that I actually don't know if they happen the same way in the book, but I'm not gonna spoil you anything unless you want xD
I can't wait for part 2! And hopefully I will finish reading LOTR and start it
Awesome, I was kind of fearing the worst for it, because the story seemed to be drained like a lemon for the movie, to make it as commercial as possible. I mean, 'The Hobbit' is around 250 pages, 'The Lord of the Rings' is 1250 pages, and yet 'The Hobbit' is made into a trilogy with a budget that is greater than the actual trilogy's. But I've heard very good things about this first movie, so that's a relief
Yea, you can tell me where the first movie ends? Did Bilbo find the Ring and do his riddle game with Gollum yet? I'm reading the book, and I'm at the chapter where the dwarves and Bilbo are about to enter the Lonely Mountain for a meet-and-greet with Smaug. I'm curious to see how they will portray Smaug in the movies, but surely that's only third-movie stuff
Smaug should be in the second movie for what I know, they didn't show much, just his paws, tail and an eye Oh yes the Gollum scene was fantastic! They mad him a bit too cute though, at a certain point everyone in the theater went AWW (me too) The movie ends when the eagles save them from the ogres. I heard they added many scenes that are not in the book, that's why they made it into a trilogy when initially was two movies only, i.e. I read a few pages of chapter 3 (when they meet Elrond), this part in the movie is waaay longer and *spoiler* the scene where Gandalf talks to Galadriel and Saruman is missing. The beginning of the movie has a good 10 minutes of explanation of the story of the dwarves and Smaug and then it starts kinda as the fellowship of the ring movie, with Bilbo writing and Frodo taking a book and going to wait for Gandalf.
Anyway yesterday I read the last 2 chapters of the fellowship of the ring xD now I don't know if I should go on or read the hobbit first and then start again from the two towers
Oh I see.. When the eagles save them, the story isn't that far yet. If they show a lot of scenes that aren't in the book, I think it would be cool to show what Gandalf did when he leaves the dwarves & Bilbo, right before they go into the Demsterwold. He goes to the White Council to help them defeat the Necromancer (Sauron ) in south-Demsterwold. That's mentioned at the end of the book, in 2 sentences, so showing that would be epic. But I don't know if they show that, of course.
It's kinda stupid that Frodo is in it. He wasn't even born at the time of 'The Hobbit'... Or is it in a flash-forward?
Congrats on finishing the Fellowship I finished reading 'The Hobbit' like 10 minutes ago! It really reminds me alot of the style and pace of the Fellowship, so if you decide to read it first, you'll 'get into it' easily I think
The Frodo part is a flash forward! Like I said it's the beginning of the fellowship, with Bilbo writing and Frodo waiting for Gandalf before Bilbo's birthday party and then while he narrates his story it goes back of 60 years when he and Gandalf met. The Necromancer has been showed only once as a shadow, when Radagast goes to Dol Guldur
I got the book for Christmas, it's quite a page-turner
Ah yes, I didn't grasp that part of your comment about Bilbo writing and Gandalf meeting Frodo That's indeed the opening of the Fellowship movie. Well in that case, Frodo appearing in the movie isn't lame. I always thought they changed things to make Frodo have a minor role in the story itself, not in a flash-forward - nevermind
Well Gandalf will probably leave the dwarves and Bilbo in the second movie, so I suppose there's lots of time and opportunity to show Gandalf going south to the siege of Dol Guldur and the Necromancer being 'defeated' (though he just went home to Mordor and reclaimed Dol Guldur eventually, so it was just a temporary setback ).