Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when Bilbo’s arrival there, and departure, were both contained within the second film. But with three movies, it suddenly felt misplaced—after all, Bilbo has already arrived “there” in the “Desolation of Smaug”.
When we did the premiere trip late last year, I had a quiet conversation with the studio about the idea of revisiting the title. We decided to keep an open mind until a cut of the film was ready to look at. We reached that point last week, and after viewing the movie, we all agreed there is now one title that feels completely appropriate.
And so: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” it is.
As Professor Tolkien intended, “There and Back Again” encompasses Bilbo’s entire adventure, so don’t be surprised if you see it used on a future box-set of all three movies.
Before then however, we have a film to finish, and much to share with you. It’s been a nice quiet time for us—Jabez and I happily editing away in a dark cave in Wellington—but those halcyon days are quickly coming to an end. It will soon be time to step into the light. Expect to see and hear much about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in the coming months.
And there’s also The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Cut, which we’re in the process of finishing, with over 25 mins of new scenes, all scored with original music composed by Howard Shore.
Our journey to make The Hobbit Trilogy has been in some ways like Bilbo’s own, with hidden paths revealing their secrets to us as we’ve gone along. “There and Back Again” felt like the right name for the second of a two film telling of the quest to reclaim Erebor, when…
GIVE UP AFTER SEASON TWO? WHAT? HOW? THIS IS A THING? ONE HAS NOT EVEN BEGUN TO SUFFER THE MOST INTENSE OF FEELINGS YET. I CAN’T EVEN LISTEN TO THE S3 AND S4 SOUNDTRACKS TO THIS DAY WITHOUT THOSE FEELINGS. OMG NEW CAPRICA IS NECESSARY BYE THANKS.
ONE DAY WE WILL GET A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT TOGETHER AGAINST BEAR MCCREARY FOR THE RELENTLESS EMOTIONAL ABUSE THAT IS THE SEASON 3 AND 4 SOUNDTRACKS. I hope he has an Easterly View in hell.
No but seriously, I don’t know how you even get “end of season two” as an acceptable point after which BSG sucked unless maybe you’re a hardcore Kara/Lee-or-gtfo fan and even then (a) why would you assume everyone is? (b) YOU’RE STILL SKIPPING UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
(Or alternately, you’re a super right-wing American and it took you until season 3 to realize the Cylons were not a direct al Qaeda analogue, which was a hilarious thing to witness people flouncing over by the way. But I don’t think that was the case here. *g*)
if someone gets to the end of s2 and actually want to stop watching they don’t deserve to watch bsg at all
LOL I know it’s easy (if not my own experience) for people who *did* watch the whole show to say “I didn’t like it after that” and I swear I can respectfully disagree with that. But can you imagine anyone besides the most uninterested viewer in the world actively choosing to *stop* watching at that point? It’s not even like “Revelations” where I can at least understand the argument it serves as a dark alternate ending, or a place to break off and start writing headcanons if you loathed 4.5. I saw “Lay Down Your Burdens” and MY MIND WAS EXPLODING for like six months. How can someone realistically get to One Year Later and say "yep, I’m out now, I have no interest in seeing what happens next, I’m sure this whole thing’ll work itself out"?
“My stand-up was a little bit heady. I would do an impression of Robert Frost, which was tough in places like rural Wisconsin and Minnesota. People didn’t want experimental stuff. They wanted their dick jokes, and they wanted them now. - Mike Nelson”—
According to the list on IMDB. it also stars Game of Thrones actors Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran), John Bradley (Sam), Mackenzie Crook (Orell) and Indira Varma (Ellaria), and now Sean Bean is set to play Julius Caesar.
Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.
I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.
You’re a coward.
You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.
And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.
Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.
once i had a dream that my cat was working at mcdonalds w/ me and she had a lil uniform and she kept getting fur in the fries and everyone was yelling at me and saying “ur cat sucks on fries” and i was like “shes just a cat give her a break!” and i woke up crying