Originally Posted by frazod
Finally got around to watching the first one. I enjoyed it.
I still think it's shitty milking this into three movies, but what the hell. I'm certainly not going to buy anything until the full set of expanded releases come out, but I might check out the next one in the theater.
I originally disliked the making a trilogy from the single work of the Hobbit. Then I thought, "WTF? Who cares, I get to spend 6 more hours inside Middle Earth instead of just 2 more." There's also the fact that they've moved well beyond the material found in the Hobbit for the movies as well. If they'd try to just stretch the material in the Hobbit and tell it in a narrative that strictly imitates the novel into 3 movies, then I'd have been annoyed. After I saw it, though, I was cool with it.