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Martyn Howells

As an extra and a Wellingtonian I'm extremely annoyed and mystified about the apparent disinterest in celebrating the release of the 6th and final Middle Earth film here on the home turf.


Hi Martyn,

Thanks so much for commenting. I am 100% in agreement. I'm equally perplexed. I added NZ to the Australian box office numbers as I felt that it indicated how much interest there is in these movies in our Australasian Region. Moreover ... NZ is Middle-earth and I'm overawed by the huge amount of work New Zealanders have put in to making these movies for us, the fans!

We will be heading over to Wellington for the week of the 11th December for the first screenings. I'm really sad that the movies are coming to an end, but I'm also really saddened by the fact Wellington has seemingly been ignored by WBs, the stars .... and also the fans overseas to some extent. I post on a few sites, and no one even appears to have noticed the omission. I'm glad you managed to find this post ... I hope more people read and question this!

Martyn Howells

Hi mulubinba

I keep googling "Battle of the five armies Wellington" and restricting the search to the last week in case there's any news about an event....thats how I found you. But I've also seen your posts on TORn.
If you haven't already decided on when to go to the Embassy 6.15 on the 13th will be popular with refugees from Esgaroth.


Thanks Martyn, unfortunately we will be flying home that day.


Now there's a Premiere in Mexico with a box office of $18,000,000 or so for DoS compared to Australia's $34,000,000+. Australasia must have done something wrong ... but none of us understands what we've done to be given the great "ignore".

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  • Actor Richard Armitage has been cast as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Movies. This blog aims to explore the stories about Tolkien's dwarves and any other material that may be related to The Hobbit. I have been a long time follower of Richard Armitage's work and have also developed a great love and appreciation of Tolkien's writings. I was captivated by Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies and will wait with great anticipation to see how he can bring "The Hobbit" to life for audiences.

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