Question: Should I Watch The Hobbit Or LOTR First?

Why was the Hobbit so much worse than LOTR?

The Hobbit was designed to be more comfortable to watch, and based on a book written for children (thus simpler and less gritty).

Because LOTR source material was epic in length and scope.

Material had to be cut to fit in the major plot points..

Which is better Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit?

But, more than anything else, the reason The Hobbit is a better read is because it’s more fun to read. The writing itself is written in a lighthearted way where the narrator inserts himself sometimes. Gandalf is fun and enjoys having a good time in The Hobbit, whereas in Lord of the Rings he’s unbearably serious.

Are the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit connected?

The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. It’s during his exploits chronicled in the Hobbit book (movie) that Bilbo first finds the One Ring, and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is all about Bilbo needing to get said ring to Mordor to be destroyed.

Is Lord of the Rings hard to read?

The stories, characters, and world can be hard to conceptualize for young readers, but the actual language is not incredibly difficult. I do think someone who is very comfortable with English will appreciate the delicate word choice and rhythm of the books, but you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding them.

Is LOTR worth reading?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is absolutely worth reading, even though they’re very long and a bit monotonous. There’s so much to the story that doesn’t make it into movies, side stories and fascinating tidbits that you miss if you don’t take the plunge.

Is Lord of the Rings an easy read?

No, The Lord of the Rings is not an easy read, and it becomes a little less easy to read with every passing generation. As my answer to What would The Lord of The Rings fans like to say to those who find the books boring and uneventful?

Why the Hobbit trilogy is bad?

Overuse of CGI, stretched a story that could’ve easily been done in two movies into three, lowering the quality of all three, really bad romances and in general characterization that isn’t nearly as good as the lord of the rings, and just not as well made as the original Lord of the Rings movie in general.

Is Lord of the Rings better than Harry Potter?

That really depends on what you value more in your fantasy novels. Harry Potter has much more rounded and relatable characters and (I would argue) better storytelling than LOTR, but LOTR is way better at world-building and lore. The Harry Potter series does character development beautifully.

What order should I watch The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings?

Order: Watch the first two films in “The Hobbit” trilogy, go watch “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” come back and watch “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.” Like the peaceful lives of the Shirefolk, this is a simple but effective viewing order.

Should I read or watch Lord of the Rings first?

You don’t need to do one over the other first, but the books take precedence in the lore. Lord of the Rings came out in 2001, I was only 13 at the time and my reading skills weren’t that great. I also didn’t even know they existed until the movie. Thus, I watched LOTR before reading the books.

Should I watch the extended Lord of the Rings?

Definitely the extended editions. The first two movies benefit a lot from the added material, and while there are a few scenes that definitely could have been left out of the extended edition of The Return of the King, it’s still a much more rewarding cut of the film, overall.