The Hobbit trilogy
As a great fan of fantasy, I have read all the books of J.R.R. Tolkien with a genuine interest. I was looking forward to seeing the screen version. The Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson left me speechless. When I learnt that The Hobbit movie was to be released, I bought the tickets for the premiere. Actually I was surprised that the director (Peter Jackson again) decided to divide the book into three parts. The novel is concise, humorous, and it is more like a fairy tale for children with not a very complicated plot. The story is artificially dragged out, some new stuff was invented and as a result we got a thinly plotted and dull film.
The screenplay was written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, and Guillermo del Toro. The cast includes Martin Freeman as Bilbo, Ian McKellen as Gandalf, Orlando Bloom as Legolas and many more. Principal photography took place in New Zealand and began in March 2011 and ended in July 2012. Additional filming for the second and third installments began in May 2013 and lasted for 10 weeks. The films were filmed in 3D using Red Epic cameras.
After a great success of The Lord of the Rings we expected a lot from The Hobbit. It is one thing not to live up to expectations. But The Hobbit, unfortunately, actually made earlier works of Peter Jackson look worse.