"The Hobbit" may be a shortish book about diminutive heroes, but Peter Jackson on Wednesday said he was right to elongate the children's story into no less than three epic movies.
Fans hold up a placard with an image of the character Gollum during the world premiere of "The Hobbit" movie in Wellington, New Zealand in November 2012. Director Peter Jackson has defended his decision to elongate the children's story into three epic movies.
The New Zealand-born director has come under fire from some quarters for the trilogy, which opens in the US this month with the nearly three-hour-long first installment "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
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