the hobbit, although beautiful, was disappointing the way they added plot lines that distract watchers from the real story, and unnecessarily changed little things; the trolls, and "but, carefully with the plates" was never said in the move, making the cute and well choreographed number pretty pointless. I came to see Tolkien's "the hobbit" as a movie, not anything at all different. And WTF was Galadriel doing in Rivendell? Didn't thew make a point in the books saying that she never leaves Lothlorien?
Considering I fell asleep during like 2 of the LOTR movies, I thought it was fantastic I stayed awake. That said, this was brilliant. I haven't read the book, so I have nothing to compare it to. I do think it's funny that it's going to be three movies. I loved the trolls, they were hilarious.