December 31, 2012
As a big Tolkien fan, you'll probably like it...
Unless you are a purist, then stay at home. Peter Jackson's Hobbit is along the lines of his version of "The Lord of the Rings" extended versions. Lots of filler that didn't happen in the book, but will help to stretch the enjoyment of "The Hobbit" to a total of 10-12 hours for all three movies. Jackson lots of characters who weren't in the book -- particularly tying in many, many characters from Jackson's LOTR -- and long scenes of events that were only alluded to in the book (or not even, but probably had to have happened, e.g. the council in Rivendell).
Unlike LOTR, however, Jackson didn't make any of the good characters do bad things (e.g. Faramir) and didn't screw things up so they didn't make any sense anymore (e.g. Frodo facing the Witch King in Osgilliath, Frodo and Sam knowing the Merry and Pippin would be captured by orcs and deciding to leave anyway! -- all the things that pissed Tolkien purists off in the first movie.) I enjoyed the movie and can't wait to see more!
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