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The Peter Jackson Diaries II: Just like the book.. by yourparodies The Peter Jackson Diaries II: Just like the book.. by yourparodies
Watch Peter Jackson battle trolls, critics, purists and all kinds of dangers on his way to turn the Hobbit into a movie!

I think it's fair to say that Sir Peter Jackson is one of the most beloved directors of all time. However, he is also one of the most criticized ones, at least online.

I have to say that I NEVER saw any other director, who was critisized for literally EVERYTHING he ever did, every single little decision he made, as much as Peter Jackson seems to be. (I guess that makes him the Anti-Nolan in that aspect...)
But I guess that's what you get, when you make films for one of the most unsatisfiable of fandoms, and of course, when you make something THIS BIG and THIS SUCCESSFULL, then you get trolls and know-it-all-critics comming out of the woodwork too, so that's another thing...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say that everyone who dares to dislike something is a troll or an idiot - but there were quite some "complaints" that I saw online that made me headdesk pretty hard...

NOTE: All complaints and critics potrayed in this series actually come from REAL comments I encountered online...
Yes, that means some people really said these things... But you know, what they say: You can only parody smart people - with stupid ones, it's enough to quote them... :D


Disclaimer:
The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit (c) Tolkien, New Line Cinema

Ah yes, the unpleasable people of the 21th century... ^_^
First they cry that LOTR left out too much, now they cry that they put in too much... XD
And let's be honest here - The Hobbit was a kids book, and it paints a whole lot different image of the dwarves, elves and Middle-Earth then Tolkien's later works...
So if you want it to be just like the book, you would get a Michael Bay blockbuster with old school Disney songs and non-stop action that only developes 2 characters at best ^^
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EPH-SAN1634 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
At last! I am tired to hear about the "not according to the book" thing -_-"
You know, I work in movies and I have to tell that Hobbit was great made! After all, let's be realists. A movie like that needs an extreamly huge badget, so they need to get their money back, thus, yeah, adding some things was kinda necessary. Also, the script itself is a different text from a book anyway.
And in addition with the book provides more feelings, character development and a great meaning. Let's start with the fact the dwarves don't just go to claim gold but their homeland. 
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akainu0 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Let's count the amount of stuff that happens in the book: Bilbo meets the dwarves, the dwarves have dinner and tell their story, the trolls, arriving in Rivendell, the giants, the goblins, the scene with Gollum, the warg chase, the Eagles, Beorn, Mirkwood, the Spiders, the elves, the barrel scene, the Laketown scene, conversation with Smaug, death of Smaug, Thorin going back on his deal, Battle of Five Armies, and Thorin's death.

That would be A LOT of stuff to pack into one movie.  Even a two hour movie could not do that without doing the story and characters no justice at all.  You know what you would have gotten if you made the Hobbit into one movie: The Last Airbender.
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yoyonah Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Oh.... Oh yes, that's very true. It probably would have been like that.
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ToaAerrow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Hear, hear. Quite right.
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JASON9000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Oh God I'm tearing up. Thank you so much for this.
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Chrissiannie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gollum, what hath you done????
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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
gollum what have you done Extreme OMG 
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:iconalwaysforeverdreamer:
I recently reread all the books (and even though I like all the singing and the goofy elves) I think he probably made the right decision to limit the songs and make the elves a bit more somber.  
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Faerietopia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
If there is but ONE complaint I have about Peter Jackson, it is this:

WHY.. oh WHY did he have to cast the HOTTEST MEN ALIVE to play the Durin sons?
****SPOILER ALERT****
I mean, it's not easy to yank up tears from me, and .. Damn it Peter Jackson, WHY OH WHY!!!!! (to those that have read the book, and know how it ends, this sentence will make sense)

End of Tantrum.

Anyway, I LOVE these movies. Only waiting for the extended versions, because if I am going to have them, has got to be extended!
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yourparodies Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Peter Jackson is just a pretty cruel man, isn't he? ^_^
Just look at the scene in DOS, where they are in Erebor and find the dwarven corpses. Thorin says "I won't die like this..." Considering what happened in Fellowship of the Ring, that scene is just a major tearjerker.
Even G. R. R. Martin could learn a thing or two. :D
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:iconfaerietopia:
Faerietopia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
As cruel as it looks, We must admit it was also very realistic. That's war for us. It never has a happy ending. So in that sense, I applaud PJ for having the courage to recreate the atmosphere of war, with all the grief and anguish needed for it. he takes his fans through that emotional journey, so they can feel through the hearts of the characters.
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yourparodies Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Indeed, it was one of my favorite moments, despite feeling like an emotional punch to the gut. 
Which is just another reason why I think that people who complain that the movies lack depth and character development are riddiculous.
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:iconfaerietopia:
Faerietopia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D indeed!
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soulessone12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Come to think of it what will happen if Michel bay directed the hobbit?
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:iconrekishihatake:
RekishiHatake Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Had Thorin fallen off his pony at ANY point in time there would have been 30 or so :BombingEscape: H-Bomb Hiccup Kamicowz :tardkaboom: :iconbomblaexploplz: :stareexplodeplz: Test- Explosion 
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:iconzardi:
Zardi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
This is so true! I love this cartoon :)
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x-Celebril-x Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally agree with you :)
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:iconyourparodies:
yourparodies Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Glad to hear ;)
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Solseithis Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
I've enjoyed everything I've seen from Peter Jackson. I hope he makes another movie like Bad Taste or Brain Dead some time in the future.
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FrodoGamgee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Artist
Please make a Peter Jackson Diaries about the final chase scene of the movie in Erebor, and how people say it's awful despite legitimately showing off how much of a threat Smaug is and having a great pay-off to the Dwarves' quest for revenge against him. Something which was significantly lacking in the book.
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yourparodies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Yup, that's on my to-do list too ^_^
Problem is, I have more ideas then time on my hands :)
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:iconfrodogamgee:
FrodoGamgee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Artist
Take your time dude, I'm sure they'll all be awesome.^-^ Thanks for responding too. :D
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:iconyourparodies:
yourparodies Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
You're welcome ^_^
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Hell, the only GOOD thing about it would be the men who worked with Disney
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LadyLothkiller Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Hahahaha!!!OMG you are so genius!!
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:iconwintersoul9:
WinterSoul9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You said it so well, very smart!!! Purists just refuse to see the facts....
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:iconfaerietopia:
Faerietopia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Purists don't know jack squat of screen adaptation and ratings. If we get the movie EXACTLY like the book, there would be 13 Gimlis on the screen and ZERO women representation, other than Galadriel and for maybe two seconds.

Women would not watch it, men would not watch it, and well, maybe only the cast of sesame street would go to the cinemas. Elmo and the Teletubbies would be on first row.PJ would have to go bankruptcy, and we cannot allow that.

Let's quit complaining so much and give the man the recognition he deserves :D
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gaubrini Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I absolutely love the book, honestly more than the trilogy (I think it's hilarious and I like that it's not too serious), but after reading this I have a better appreciation for the changes in the movie. Though I'm still sad that elves didn't sing and make fun of the dwarves when the company rode into Rivendell. That would've been hilarious and I think it still could've fit the image of elves in LOTR (at least the book; they loved to sing and I felt like the hobbits' time in Rivendell was one big, awesome party when I read the book)
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Finnickandannie14 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   General Artist
in the last panel frodo's all like,Yep. we're screwed. :(
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BlazedStarbon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This is hilarious...and makes so much sense.
I have no problem with the movies, and enjoyed the book for what it was. My mind shall remain forever open to the vast changes of the films, no matter how different and off cue things may become. :D
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InumiInuzuka Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The owned by Disney thing. Dude you nearly gave me a heart attack!
But it was funny especially when you hear Gollum/Smegol's voice when you read it.
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Firnen99 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG soooo funny :lol:
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zevranarainai1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe this. Petter Jackson rules!!!
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TroyandFriends Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay I can buy the movie being crap under Michael Bay's "Directing" but Disney...Yeah we all know that Tolkien hated Disney before but as far as the movie would be under Disney especially as of now, I think the jury is still out on that.
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DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Tolkien hated Disney? Really, why?
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TroyandFriends Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, one of the more popular reasons/theories is that it "Ruined the brother grimm tales" which I don't get because the stories are practically the same.

But he didn't just hate Disney, he hated animation in general. "I've had nightmares of LOTR being animated"
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:icontroyandfriends:
TroyandFriends Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That doesn't count as animated. Especially since it was never finished.
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:icondarkoverlord1296:
DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Huh? Rotoscope still counts as animated, and there's plenty of handrawn animation... technically speaking. But yeah, you got a point, it was never finished, sadly (there is, of course, The Return of the King by Rankin/Bass, but it doesnt count either, right?)
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:icontroyandfriends:
TroyandFriends Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If there's no consistency between them, and no in-sync continuity, than no. 
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:icondarkoverlord1296:
DarkOverlord1296 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Fair enough.
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BirdGVee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Bbbuuuuuut... shit, I was gollum O.O
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:iconmovieman410:
movieman410 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dont care what people say Azog was pretty cool
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:iconyourparodies:
yourparodies Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Indeed. I liked him much more then I expected to.
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kylemon73 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Michel bay isn't going to really direct the next movies right?
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:iconyourparodies:
yourparodies Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Hell no! ^_^
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:iconkylemon73:
kylemon73 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
THANK GOD
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:iconmovieman410:
movieman410 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank u they originally considered Shia LaBeouf as Bilbo...BULLFUCKINGSHIT!
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albusowner Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Ahh, thankyou!! I'm so sick of hearing the same complaints over and over, especially the 3-movie one. Why would anyone complain about more Middle Earth?!?
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Solcito93 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
let me love you~
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