Like many people, I was a bit surprised that they could really make three films out of The Hobbit. I thought it might be a bit slow and drawn out. ¬†However, having seen An Unexpected Journey, I was convinced that 3 films is the right way to go. Peter Jackson has created a depth to the tale that makes it very satisfying for fans of the book.
I remember my disappointment in the Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King, when there was no reference at all to the raising of the Shire. This was always one of my¬†favorite¬†parts of the epic tale. So I will support ¬†Peter Jackson and the film studio bosses who want to create this novel way of building a franchise. ¬†
There maybe was a bit too much CGI for my liking in places but I'm sure they just couldn't resist it. ¬† ¬†