Friday, April 25, 2014

Stupid & Senseless Change

When it was announced that Peter Jackson would turn the short children story, The Hobbit, into a trilogy, I was surprised that he would be able to do this. For those who don't know, The Hobbit is a short book.

As surprised as I was, I had to agreed that the name for the final film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, was perfect. It was the title of the book Bilbo was writing for Frodo in the very first Lord of The Rings movie. The title was perfect.

Now they are changing its name. The Hobbit: There and Back Again will now be The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

What the hell was wrong with There and Back Again? It was perfect! The Battle of the Five Armies? The title of the book is The Hobbit, not "How the Dwarves fought the Orcs". The title change is just stupid! Not just stupid, but dumb senseless stupidity that defy decent common sense!

Battle of the Five Armies makes it sound like the story is about the dwarves. IT IS NOT! The story is about Bilbo’s adventure!  Battle of the Five Armies? Sounds more like a battle plan thought up by the marketing people!

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