Originally Posted by J.M. PRATER
Greg David Wrote :
"but one always hopes that there's a hint of artistic ambition involved."
Because there was a complete lack of artistic vision involved with the LOTR trilogy.....right O.
Praeter no ones suggesting for one moment that Jackson, Walsh and Boyens wouldn't do their utmost to treat the property with the integrity it deserves - but their not the ones funding this thing, New Line is, and thats the problem.
This isn't Robert Shaye wanting to make an epic of books he'd grown up loving and pushing for three films to do the story justice in 99, this is the New Line that hasn't had a real hit since then and just taken the mother of cold showers from The Golden Compass circa '07, and now theyre completely and utterly desperate.
You think they wouldn't have made up with Jackson all of a sudden if they weren't?
You think this announcement wouldn't have been made hot on the heels of the Compass flop news if they weren't?
Sure, Jackson and co. will bring as much artistry and integrity to this as they did to LOTR Im sure, but if you've got executives desperate to stay off the unemployment line pushing to milk this for all it's worth, and they have the chequebook - what do you think's gonna happen?
The Hobbit is not being pushed in the spirit of the LOTR trilogy. This isn't "this is the most effective way to do the story justice", this is "we've only got one book left so lets stretch it as long as we can cause this seems to be the only property we own that has made us any money."
Im pretty surprised you can't see that - this art is money-driven, and when that happens you invariabley get bad art