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With the triptych being based on Tolkien's modest 300-page children's book, one of the common complaints of The Hobbit movies is that they're almost as grossly drawn out as the Lord of the Rings series.

In fact, much has been made of Jackson's decision to split the diminutive Hobbit into three films. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had some unnecessary padding which served no purpose other than to give Elijah Wood some screen time, and those of you who have already been lucky enough to catch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will know that they managed to flesh the plot out with a (perhaps pretty unnecessary) love story - which certainly wasn't part of the source material.

Well, today, a very interesting poster has surfaced, showing the dialogue in words for each character present in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. It was made by Emil Johansson on his LOTF Project blog. Take a look:

So, Jackson crammed into some serious padding into The Desolation of Smaug, yet the movie still had significantly less dialogue in it than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Hmm, I'm starting to agree with these Tolkien puritans about the unnecessary drawing-out of the novel.

Great graph, but what do you guys think about the movie's dialogue? Too much action and not enough talk? Would you have preferred The Hobbit to be just one movie? Hit me up with your thoughts in the comment section below!

The Hobbit: There and Back Again arrives in theaters December 17, 2014.

(Source: The One Ring)


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