Poll: Seeing The Hobbit On Opening Day?

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be in theaters next week.

Publicity for the Peter Jackson film is ramping up to its climax during these last few days, when a Hobbit will once again rule the world. I have friends too numerous to count who are going opening night. They won’t be the only ones. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has every possibility of breaking records given the success of The Lord of the Rings. The box office will be thrumming with more gold than Smaug’s treasure trove!

I am a bit worried about the movie. I love The Lord of the Rings but I feel like the last few Peter Jackson movies have been overwrought and under-edited.

Will The Hobbit suffer from these problems? Or will it be a tightly told tale to wow us for generations?

Despite my worries, I’ll be there opening night!

But, will you?

Will you be seeing The Hobbit on opening night?

I have been to numerous opening nights for many different movies. The fantasy / sci-fi movies are always the most fun. We geeks are happiest when we are celebrating our own culture. And The Hobbit is most definitely that!

Now I just want to go to a Terry Brooks premiere on a red carpet…

… please, Hollywood?!

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11 responses to “Poll: Seeing The Hobbit On Opening Day?”

  1. Shawn,

    I second that last thought, I’d really enjoy going to an opening night premiere of a Terry Brooks story!

  2. Unfortunately my nearest cinema is 200km (125 miles) away, so I’ll only be able to see it around Christmas when I go to visit my relatives 🙁

  3. After what Jackson did to Tolkien in the Fellowship, I am a little scared to see the Hobbit. Don’t get me wrong, the visuals, casting, locations and costumes were AWESOME, but the way he changed the story has Tolkien still spinning in his grave I am sure!

  4. Shawn, I have the same reservations about this film. I feel like LOTR lends itself to a movie script much better than The Hobbit, which is more fairy tale and less epic. Also, the previews I’ve seen on TV seem like there’s going to be a fair amount of “comic-relief” thrown in…. hopefully not too much. Peter Jackson did take some liberties with the story in LOTR. I have a feeling he’ll take more with The Hobbit. I’ll go see it, but AFTER all the people dressed like Gandalf and Bilbo have had their turn!!!

  5. On Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to watch the “trilogy” on the big screen once again. All three films, back-to-back. Simply marvelous! I will definitely be in line for the midnight showing of The Hobbit, wouldn’t miss it for anything, and I have two finals that Friday, late morning and afternoon. Can’t wait!

  6. I refuse to pay money for such a blatant money grab. LOTR is far more dense yet they did an admirable job of turning that into 3 movies, even if they left out the scouring. The Hobbit is a much shorter kids book that at most could be two movies and I feel that is one too many.

  7. What can I say? Visuals were straight from a made-for-TV film. Too much padding. Poor film in my opinion……

    3 films from such a small book! Milking skills to put most farmers to shame!

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