Ian Mckellen defends The Hobbit trilogy decision
Why would you complain of having three Hobbit movies instead of two?
Director Peter Jackson reportedly came under fire shortly after announcing he will be releasing three Hobbit films instead of the two-part project originally planned.
Critics were quick to slam him for the decision claiming the filmmaker was trying to make more money by stretching out the classic book.
However, the wizard himself, Ian McKellen, refutes the suggestion.
He says, “Anyone who thinks Peter Jackson would fall for market forces around him rather than artistic integrity doesn’t know the guy or the body of his work. If we just made one movie, The Hobbit, the fact is that all the fans, the eight-, nine- and 10-year-old boys, they would watch it 1,000 times. Now, they’ve got three films they can watch 1,000 times.”
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