Top 5 Reasons — Why Peter Jackson Should Direct “The Hobbit”

Posted: June 27, 2010 in Alex Miller, Film, News, Top5
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[Author: Alex Miller]

So as all of you probably know, Peter Jackson is currently in talks to direct the 2 Hobbit movies. Here are my 5 reasons why he should be the guy.

5. It will be filmed in New Zealand.

That’s where he lives and it’s where “The Lord of the Rings” was shot. It will give a consistent look throughout. He also knows and is prepared for the challenges of shooting there.

4. “The Hobbit” is more important than “The Lord of the Rings”

I’ve read all the books multiple times and I don’t care what anyone says. “The Hobbit” is a much more personal book, with simpler story that people can understand. That makes for a better film, ultimately. A film about “The Lord of the Rings” was never going to capture all of they mythology, and if they did no average person would understand it.

3. His last movie sucked.

Peter Jackson needs this as much, if not more, than us. “The Lovely Bones” sucked by everyone’s estimation. His “King Kong” remake wasn’t anything to write home about either. He needs to get back to something he can do well and get his confidence back.

2. Money

The Hobbit is going to make money no matter who directs it. But we all know it will make even more money if Peter Jackson directs it. Someone else could screw up the first one and then a lot less people would see the second. Peter Jackson could potentially make an average movie, but he’s definitely not going to totally screw it up.

1. Look at the alternative

Do you really want the director of the documentary-like District 9 directing what could be one of the greatest adaptations in the history of film? I don’t.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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