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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

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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ToaAerrow Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Hear, hear. Quite right.
JASON9000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Oh God I'm tearing up. Thank you so much for this.
Chrissiannie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gollum, what hath you done????
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
gollum what have you done Extreme OMG 
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.  
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?
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!
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
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.
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.
Faerietopia Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D indeed!
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