Originally Posted by Lzen
I am currently reading The Hobbit. It seems that the Gandalf in the books is not as much of a bad a$$ as the way he is portrayed in the LOTR movies. Not that he is weak or anything, but not nearly as powerful and confident. Of course, I have yet to see the movie, The Hobbit. I also haven't read TLOTR but plan to read it in the near future. So take that with a grain of salt, I guess.
Gandalf is still a "young wizard" in the Hobbit and definitely gets better in LOTR books. At least that's the way I saw it.