A Three Part Review of The Hobbit Films
Take a moment and watch this trilogy of videos that delves deep into what was very good and very bad in The Hobbit films.
“The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself. “ ~ Peter Jackson Brainy Quotes
YouTube reviewer Lindsay Ellis takes a look back at The Hobbit trilogy with fresh eyes and tries to give the films a fair shake.
There is a lot of truth in these videos, which offers a final autopsy of The Hobbit Trilogy of films. We all know these movies did not live up to fan expectations and these videos take a hard look into why. I think the quote above by Peter Jackson encapsulates everything that went wrong with The Hobbit films. From the get go, Peter Jackson did not want to make these films for a variety of reasons. After Guillermo del Toro dropped out, he took up the reigns and directed the films for the sake of others (the studios, the production people and the fans… but not for himself) and this in effect doomed the movies from the beginning.
Make sure to check out the in depth Mordor trilogy of reviews HERE to see our own take on all that happened during the filming and premiere of these films.