7 Reasons the Hobbit Movie Will Be Awesome ...


I am so excited about The Hobbit movie.

At first I was a little angry to learn about the decision to turn the movie into a three-part series because I'm impatient and I don't want to wait that long, but the more I thought about the benefits – like Elijah Wood times three, Gandalf times three, a much more detailed story – I decided to embrace the separation of The Hobbit movies.

After all, I love Tolkien's books, I still adore the LOTR trilogy, and so much of the original cast returns for the new trilogy.

So if you, too, need to find some great reasons to watch The Hobbit, join me on a journey that's just as illuminating but not quite as perilous.

1. Gandalf

Gandalf has always been my favorite character from the books and the LOTR trilogy, and he's one of the main reasons I can't wait to see The Hobbit movie as well.

I'm tickled pink that Ian McKellan, one of my favorite actors, is reprising the role, in part because he just exemplifies Gandalf so well.

As well, The Hobbit centers around the relationship between Gandalf and Bilbo, although his actions aren't always exactly nice.

Still, it proves that even in Middle Earth, friends sometimes manipulate each other for the sake of fun and adventure.

2. The Structure

Like I said earlier, I was initially miffed that The Hobbit movies were separated into not just two but three parts.

I mean, The Hobbit is relatively the same length as The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

However, for a single story, it's also incredibly rich, very detailed, and perhaps because it's a single book, it seems longer than it actually is.

I think they probably could have stuck to two films, but that being said, I'm now pretty excited that we'll have a new installment to look forward to every year.

For me it makes up for the complete lack of Harry Potter installments in my life now.

There's also the fact that, from what I understand, characters from the trilogy, such as Frodo (Elijah!) and Ian Holm's older Bilbo, exist because the story, which of course passed from Bilbo to his nephew, is actually being shared with him.

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