Originally Posted by Pam Oliver's Forehead
These people just don't get it. Peter Jackson mined the appendices to add more story content to the Hobbit.
The first one was awesome, this will be even better.
This is by the fan, for the fans.
Half the scenes in The Hobbit movie where just mentioned in passing. They fleshed it out so they could make three movies out of it, and explain passing references in full detail.