|"Good Looking Dwarf" Numero Uno|
And then the movie happened. I didn't have high expectations after learning the story of the Hobbit had been split into three movies, but I was still very disappointed. I think my malcontent started the second the first of the "good looking" dwarves showed up, peaked with Radagast the Brown's entire run in the movie and then just sort of ended with a whimper when I could have given a shit if every one of the dwarves somehow managed to jump from tree to falling tree and finally skydive to the safety of the soaring eagles below or not.
There were highlights for sure, the beautiful landscape of the middle earth being chief among them for me. Gollum was beautiful to look at and matched my childhood imaginings eerily well. But the story they chose to tell here really was not the Hobbit that I remember.
I guess I will have to watch it again when it does not end at 3 AM and give it a fair shake.