Adaptation #72: Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon

header072In this episode on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, our hosts talk about the added/extended storylines, the awesome CGI, the unnecessary CGI and what it all means for the third film. And also how they would watch an entire film of elves fighting because oh. my. god.

Also, we have an episode on the novel by JRR Tolkien and films 1 and 3.

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For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Thor: The Dark World, Ender’s Game, Once Upon a Time and Percy Jackson.

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Adaptation #29: Toners for Dwarves

header029The team talks the first installment of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, how it fits into the Lord of the Rings saga and how faithfully it represents the novel by JRR Tolkien.

For our discussion on the book check out episode #26: Luckily for Hobbits, Size Doesn’t Matter. For The Desolation of Smaug, check out episode #72: Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon. For Battle of the Five Armies, check out episode #109: And a Hobbit with the One Ring.

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Adaptation #26: Luckily for Hobbits, Size Doesn’t Matter

In episode #26, the gang gets together to talk about JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit, make predictions on the upcoming film trilogy and discuss where learning elvish falls on the geek scale.

EDIT: Our episodes on the films An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug and Battle of the Fiver Armies are now available!

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10 New Pictures from ‘The Hobbit’

In case you’ve been out of the loop lately, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be released this December as the first part of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of the novel by JRR Tolkien. The second part, The Hobbit: There and Back Again will be released December 2013. Though there have been quite a few photos released already, ten more have come our way this week, along with some matching quotes.

Martin Freeman admits he doesn’t think of himself as ‘particularly hobbit-y,’ Ian McKellen assures that Gandolf is the same wizard we all love and Andy Serkis inspires a little concern by saying that Gollum ‘lurks under [his] skin.’ Possibly even more importantly, Peter Jackson attempts to put novel fan worries to rest about the returning characters in the film by simply stating, ‘it will make sense.’

Check out all the photos and the full quotes at Entertainment Weekly.

Just because of this news story, I rewatched the trailer and am now extremely excited for December. There is just nothing like the look and feel of these movies to get your heart buzzing. Just because I can, here’s the trailer that was released last December. Here’s hoping we get a new one soon!

Do you have any concerns for the film? Tell us what they are in the comments!