Monday, 18 July 2011

A Thief and Thirteen Fighters

Bilbo Baggins

These are the lead characters of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, all put together in one post, for consistency and your viewing pleasure. Instead of editorialising, I'll just say that I'm looking forward to seeing what Jackson can come up with this time.

Fili and Kili

Dori, Nori, and Ori

Bombur, Bofur, and Bifur

Gloin and Oin

Balin and Dwalin

...and Thorin Oakenshield


  1. Thanks for the post. I am looking forward to the movie(s) and Peter Jackson's visualization of the book. I am sure there will be a few "Huh?" moments like there was in the LOTR, but overall I was greatly satisfied with the trilogy.

  2. Ever since I watched the latest production video-diary, I can't wait. Martin Freeman as Bilbo was such a great choice. Also, Sylvester McCoy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Yay.
    I didn't like LOTR all that much as LOTR-movies, but it was gorgeous fantasy. Since I haven't read the Hobbit nearly as much as LOTR (=at least once a year), I'm fairly sure I'll enjoy it.

  3. I think the most important thing is to remember that books and films are two completely different media. One will by needs differ from the other. If it's a good film, it's a good film. If not, it'll suck regardless of how "true" it stays to the book. Those are my two gp's on that issue, anyway.

    As for LotR, I quite liked them. Granted, the shield-surfing and the like wasn't my favourite bits, but then again, that's mass marketing for you. The kids must be entertained. Besides, Jackson has a long history of such foolishness in his films. I still think he's a good director/producer.

  4. I like Jackson for his versatility, among other things. From Braindead to Heavenly Creatures to The Hobbit. And The Frighteners, what an awesome movie.

    Normally, I have no problems with forgetting about the book when I watch the movie. But I can quote LotR when you wake me up at night, so it was a bit difficult. It got a lot easier with the extended versions, those are so much better and like I said, they are really kickass fantasy movies, no matter how close to the book they are or aren't.