01 April 2023

Never Expected That Question

The Boy asked me to explain why Frodo wasn't in The Hobbit.

He'd missed that The Hobbit is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings.

I'm not sure he fully understands the timeline, but he's got the relative times now.


  1. You know, the more I think about it, it is confusing. "The Hobbit" should have been film 1, then TLOTR(s).

    Just wish "The Hobbit" trinary wasn't so darned... booooooring. Could have been smoothed down to 2 movies of bloated length rather than three. And no need to add too many other storylines, start with just what's in the book.


  2. There is a cut of the Hobbit movies called the Tolkien edit that removes most of the extraneous bits (cuts it down to about 4 hours). There are many other fan cuts of the hobbit movies if that one doesn't strike your fancy.


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