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Power levels are bullshit! – introduction

Hello and welcome to a new segment of this little blog, called “Power levels are bullshit”.
Most of You probably know, that the title is a refference to DBZ and nerdy versus discussions in general.
You know, those discussions, where they pit one fictional character against another, say, Superman vs Goku, or Hulk vs Thanos, where they start with scans and they usually degenerate into a meaningless game of Angry Nerds, where everyone involved is only humiliating themselfs.
See, the thing is, I… usually stay away from those, for two main reasons.

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Why I think that making the Hobbit a trilogy is justified

One of the most common complaints about the Hobbit trilogy is the fact, that it is… a trilogy. Mainly since the book itself is only about 300 pages long, depending on your edition. Which is why many of the film’s critics have accused Peter Jackson of spreading too little material out so they could make more money. While it’s true, that The Hobbit book in itself does not have the scope or the length of The Lord of the Rings, that does not necessarily mean, that a movie version should be short just because the book was so. Especially, if one is to consider, that the two books are quite different in many ways.
So let’s take some time and look at why making the Hobbit a trilogy was justified and how Peter Jackson actually did the story a favour by giving it more space to breathe.
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