The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Let’s face it—Peter Jackson’s multi-film  adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit has been pretty mediocre and outright disappointing thus far.  Perhaps it has to do with taking what could have been a single-film adaptation of the 300-page book and stretching it into a bloated trilogy, with each individual film also being waterlogged with unnecessary bloat.  So, after The Hobbit:  An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, how can fans be convinced that the final chapter, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, will be any different?

Apparently, it can be done by simply changing the name.

The One Ring (via io9) is reporting that New Line Cinema is tinkering with the title, and may instead opt for The Hobbit: Into the Fire.  Now, that is certainly a more audience-grabbing title, but it’s also still saddled with the “The Hobbit” preface, which still means the movie is going to be a boring and overlong slog of a film.  But hey, there will be fire!  Sounds like a hot ticket, right?  There’s gonna be fire in this thing!

What do you think of The Hobbit: There and Back Again/ The Hobbit: Into the Fire news?