Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Thought: The Oscars loves, “Lord of the Rings” franchise but not “Harry Potter”???

The Oscars gave all three of the LOTR a nod at the nominations, but “Return of the King”, actually won Best Picture that year. Harry Potter? Nothing.

Well, Harry Potter may have gotten small nominations over the years like best editing, sounds effects, makeup, etc. but Harry Potter franchise, never got any major nominations. Now that the Harry Potter franchise is all done and over with, there is no chance for Oscars. No chance for “Best Picture”, “Director”, “Actor/Actress”, etc.

While I do love all the Harry Potter films, none of them are best picture worthy. They could have been if they were written better and directed better. There are actually a few actors in the Harry Potter series that I wish could have gotten a nod like Richard Harris who played Dumbledore, and Alan Rickman who played Professor Snape should have gotten something too. I also thought Ralph Fiennes did a great job playing Voldermort.

I do agree that Harry Potter was snubbed a lot though. Sad, but that’s the way it is. It’s Hollywood.

Kev

Report: Gollum and Gandalf are returning for the Hobbit!!!

I know the world is getting excited for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” but am I the only one here who thinks this is not gonna be good? Why the hell bring back Gollum, Frodo, Galadriel, and other characters, when they weren’t in the original, “Hobbit” story, from the 1937 novel.

The only characters from the original LOTR series that should be in the film is none other than Bilbo and Gandalf, since those two were the most important part of the story. It’s typical Hollywood, changing the plot around to help the box office, period.

I’ve read the novel “The Hobbit”, it’s one of my favorites. It’s a classic. I know Peter Jackson is going to change the whole story around to make it similar to the the original LOTR films. I’m not sure if I will see, “The Hobbit” or not. They should stay true and follow the original story, but you know they won’t. “The Hobbit” is a prequel to the “Fellowship of the Ring”, so it won’t make sense to bring the other characters in.

If you want to know why I don’t write about “The Hobbit” so much, this is why. I didn’t want to disappoint people with my honesty, so here I am, speaking it all out.

I just thought of an idea for my next video blog, and maybe I will explain more in detail on why, “The Hobbit” is going to suck.

Kev