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5 Reasons Why The Hobbit Trilogy Wasn’t As Good As The Lord Of The Rings (And 5 Why It Was Better)

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are epic fantasy adventure film series based on the books of the same name by novelist J. R. R. Tolkien. In some form or the other, both the film series are connected. The Hobbit is actually a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. The ending of The Hobbit trilogy is continued by the first movie of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The biggest debate that revolves around these two box office successes is that which film series is better than the other! Here’s presenting 5 reasons why The Hobbit is better than The Lord of the Rings and 5 reasons why it isn’t!

Reasons that make The Hobbit a better watch

Much later after The Lord of the Rings trilogy was released, director Peter Jackson came with another trilogy that sparked a controversy. Here are the 5 reasons that make The Hobbit a better trilogy than The Lord of the Rings:

  • Making Fans Happy

After The Lord of the Rings, directed by Peter Jackson became a huge box office success, he knew exactly what the audience wanted! Fans loved Legolas and the epic battle scenes so Peter made sure to include those in The Hobbit.

  • Funnier

The deep and heavy themes were left far behind in The Hobbit which makes it a much easier, funnier, and light-hearted watch than The Lord of the Rings.

  • Duels

The duel scenes in The Hobbit make it a much wanted and better watch than the huge armies clashing against each other in The Lord of the Rings. The action scenes between the two characters are portrayed in great detail.

  • Packed with Action

Though The Lord of the Rings had some really great action scenes which the audience loved, it was a treat for the people watching The Hobbit because it had more such amazing action scenes! However, there is still doubt if those action scenes really made the plot more interesting.

  • Computer Graphics

Obviously, The Hobbit had an advantage in CGI as the graphics were very much advanced in 2012 than it was in 2001!

Reasons that make The Lord of the Rings a better watch

The 5 reasons that make The Lord of the Rings a much better watch than The Hobbit are:

  • Limited Subplots

The content of The Lord of the Rings book made it easy for Peter Jackson to handpick the necessary plots, without punching in unnecessary details. But this was not the case with The Hobbit. Due to a lack of content, it had to be stretched.

  • First to Come

The Lord of the Rings trilogy came before The Hobbit trilogy. It was freshly brewed content for the audience. But in the case of The Hobbit, instead of telling its own story, frequent references to The Lord of the Rings decreased its fun.

  • Consistent Tone

The Lord of the Rings was an epitome of war and power. The scenes were visually pleasing and epic. The Hobbit was more like a children’s fairytale story and its reference to The Lord of the Rings led its tone all over The Hobbit.

  • Stronger Pacing

The Lord of the Rings was written as a trilogy and was made into a trilogy. This led to stronger plots and pacing of the series. Since The Hobbit was made into a trilogy from only one book, it had weaker pacing, as the story was not meant to be stretched into three films.

Like its book, it’s a Trilogy

We all know trilogies make more money. This is the reason The Hobbit was stretched into three movies which led to its weaker plots. Whereas The Lord of the Rings was a trilogy and was made into one!

It is certain that trilogies should be made into trilogies. This is why The Lord of the Rings is a much bigger success than The Hobbit.

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