We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.
So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.
It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, ”a tale that grew in the telling.”
Let’s face it, nerds. This was inevitable.
I’m worried about this. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the “LOTR” movies, I thought they were too long, and they were about three books. Three movies from one book? After “LOTR” and the way-too-long “King Kong,” I just don’t think Peter Jackson has any idea when to say “That’s a wrap.”
I will, of course, go see all three “Hobbit” movies. I imagine that, despite checking my watch several times during each, I will thoroughly enjoy them.