Originally Posted by AustinChief
Yup. I'm a bit of a "purist" but that hasn't kept me from enjoying the films immensely.
Some aspects of the first Hobbit movie were a bit over the top and childish for me but looking back it certainly makes sense considering the Hobbit was far more a childrens book. I actually think the entire 6 movie series will work on many levels once the 2 remaining Hobbit films are finished.
The only MAJOR thing I would change about all of it (so far) is I'd put Tom Bombadil back in the Fellowship.
I'd gladly get rid of Rhosgobel rabbits and some of the other childish things, but he didn't Jar Jar Binks the movie, so on balance i'm ok with it.
I have a friend who really pretty PO'ed about no Tom Bombadil, but to non-readers, it would make no sense and it would've taken too long ot include in the movies, so I understand.