Re: The Hobbit
I must say, this was one of the first movies of the year that I thought did not disappoint in one way or another. Skyfall, the new Bourne and every other one I was looking forward to just seemed like somewhat of a let down. Ironically, two I didn't have great expectations for were 21 Jump Street and Avengers and they were both very good. Not that those others were terrible, just not what I was hoping I guess. Luckily, the same cannot be said for the Hobbit. Close enough for big fans of the books, and well adapted to movie format so non-nerds can enjoy! I was a bit worried how they were going to break it up into 3 movies, but I must say I was extremely impressed.
I was glad that they added a bit to the story to make the first movie interesting. Even the parts that weren't in the book felt "Tolkein-ish" like Gandalf lighting the flaming pine cones.
Even if you're not a huge LOTR fan, if you like a good story and a distraction from life for a few hours you will enjoy this. Already excited for "The Desolation of Smaug."