Peter Jackson Talks About His Cameo In THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY

Fans of Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy will be well aware of the fact that the director cameos in each of the three films. But what about The Hobbit: AUJ, were you able to spot Jackson in glorious 48fps?

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By Mark Julian - 12/16/2012



Reportedly, Jackson cameos as one of the dwarves fleeing from Smaug early on in the film. "I didn't have a great deal of choice," he explains. "There weren't any human characters in this film, and there weren't any hobbit roles I could play... and I'm not an elf."



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Running Time: 2 hrs 40 min
Release Date: December 14, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action violence and smoking
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Richard Armitage, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom
Directed by: Peter Jackson.
Written by: J.R.R. Tolkien (novel), Fran Walsh (screenplay), Philippa Boyens (screenplay), Peter Jackson (screenplay), Guillermo del Toro (screenplay)

Source: Empire
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jimpinto24 - 12/16/2012, 4:32 PM
Peter Jackson is a great film director & a great storytellr. The Hobbit was amazing! Besides The Avengers & Skyfall, The Hobbit is one of the best films of 2012.
JoeMomma29 - 12/16/2012, 4:34 PM
Great scene to much to take in was not able to see him, hmmm I guess I will have to watch it again to catch him!
darkbeefstakes - 12/16/2012, 4:36 PM
The hobbit was long and mostly boring, and had too many plot holes.
Nick56 - 12/16/2012, 4:38 PM
great movie but the 48fps was awful. Completely took me out of the movie for a long time
Niklander - 12/16/2012, 4:43 PM
@darkbeefstakes Every movie has plot holes
thorhulk77 - 12/16/2012, 4:44 PM
@darkbeefstakes

if you didnt enjoy the movie, why are you on this page. Lol i hate trolls.
RorMachine - 12/16/2012, 4:51 PM
I've seen this 3 times now and still couldn't spot his cameo. They were much more obvious in the LOTR movies.
CampBlood - 12/16/2012, 4:55 PM
i thought the hobbit was fun and entertaining . unlike TDKR
birdfists - 12/16/2012, 4:57 PM
I just fear that the Hobbit doesn't have enough story to span 3 movies.

So this could be good or bad..

Good- extended and amazing war/battle/fight scenes.

Bad- long dragging filler.
Darth258 - 12/16/2012, 5:06 PM
Reading the book right now, i'm past the Gollum part, noticed the changes but in my opinion it was better that way, more fun and gave Thorin more depth.
It's at 1/3 of the book so i think between battles and all it'll fit easily in the 3 movies.
TheRaven20 - 12/16/2012, 5:25 PM
@darkbeefstakes How the hell did it have plot holes? Please ellaborate.
SimplyJoshuaJames - 12/16/2012, 5:40 PM
@Darkbeefstakes... I think I talk for the majority of CBM users when I say... Shut the [frick] up!!! If you can't be arsed to watch a film properly and keep up... Don't bother airing your bullshit opinion to people who did... Sorry guys... People that spout shit like that about Tolkien and don't back it up piss me off... Beautiful works of a genius!!!
IronManny819 - 12/16/2012, 5:55 PM
Idk. I personally loved The Hobbit. Jackson's done no wrong in my eyes.
AlternateNo4 - 12/16/2012, 6:06 PM
okay here's a cry for help... i have exactly one chance to see this in theaters... do i go imax or hfr? opinions, please.
PeterParker1991 - 12/16/2012, 6:35 PM
@Alternate: Imax. Best experience you'll ever have. - - I agree that there's not enough material to make the Hobbit into three parts, but then again that just makes me more intrigued to see what Jackson is gonna do
ElmoTheThird - 12/16/2012, 7:00 PM
I liked the movie. My only complaint is that there where moments that felt too long for their purpose, which I believe is how they are stretching a relatively small book into three movies. Either way, I'll watch them all. The scenery is enough for me heh.
HavocPrime - 12/16/2012, 7:29 PM
I like the fact they have stretched it out tbh, everything they are doing, is what Tolkein wrote in the Apendix of the Lord of the Rings and I find it awesome they are taking it and running with it.

MCMLXXXII - 12/16/2012, 8:22 PM
they didn't change a lot of major things from the book, they just took parts from the "Durin's folk" part of the appendices and put it in this movie.. it worked imho, it made the dwarves motivation feel more real, and gave depth to thorin.. i always thought that the dwarves story from the appendices could have been made into a movie in itself.. movie was great!
MCMLXXXII - 12/16/2012, 8:26 PM
and plotholes? there were plotholes? i didn't see any.. just changes from the book.. like azog being alive, when he really was killed in that battle by nain.. and gandalf not being the one going into dol guldor, thats where he got the key from thorin's father..
whitmore55 - 12/16/2012, 8:35 PM
I loved the movie. Completely missed Jackson. At no point during the film did I find it long or boring.
CaptainAmerica31 - 12/16/2012, 8:36 PM
Most people say potholes becasue they're too dumb to figure out what development and story progression is
gaikinger - 12/16/2012, 9:43 PM
I'll wait for bluray...not really geeking out for this.
TheHierophant - 12/16/2012, 10:03 PM
@imadick: How is saying a film has plot holes "a crutch for idiots with a tiny attention span"? A plot hole has nothing to do with how short an attention span is. It's something that contradicts what has been established as "logic" or as a "fact" within the film, or a piece of information that's important to the film being left out by the filmmaker. None of these leads to the conclusion that someone has "a tiny attention span".

Saying that a movie is "long and mostly boring" however, could constitute believing someone has a short attention span
Gamma022 - 12/16/2012, 11:10 PM
@darkbeefstakes
Your pic is Christopher Nolan and you a criticizing a movie for having plot holes..
Hypocrite
loveturnmills - 12/17/2012, 12:36 AM
People who say go see the movie in the slower frame rate format are talking rubbish. 48FPS is the future. It looks incredible. Awesome. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It also added so much depth to the 3D that it made 3D enjoyable again. Don't listen to muppets that tell you to not see it in 48FPS. Go see it how Peter Jackson intended you to see it.
cmax - 12/17/2012, 1:36 AM
I agree. 48fps looks amazing. Blew my mind. I have not seen the 24fps, and I refuse to. I can't wait to see it again in 48. I will see it no other way.

My hope is that Avengers 2 will also be in 48fps.
CoulsonLives - 12/17/2012, 3:06 AM
We need some sunlight because we got a troll over here!
HavocPrime - 12/17/2012, 4:21 AM
@bropus - yeah that was a bit stupid but I can forgive it
Ancar - 12/17/2012, 6:02 AM
I didn't notice him in the movie!!!
beane2099 - 12/17/2012, 6:54 AM
I was distracted by the 48 FPS at first, but I"d say after about 20 minutes or so, it didn't bother me. I'm also kind of scratcing my head over these "plot holes". People keep mentioning they exist, but don't point them out. I saw none. If I had any gripes, it's that there were a couple scenes where I was like "Oh this scene would be something they make you do in the video game for this movie." Two cases in point: 1) surviving the rock giants, 2) making sure everyone gets off that swinging piece of bridge before it falls. But tha ain't Jackson's doin', it's my own brain. I was still thoroughly entertained.

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