The Hobbit was brilliant. MARTIN FREEMAN WAS THE MOST ADORABLE AND PERFECT THING! He made the film for me, like I knew he would, with help from Cate Blanchett and Ian McKellen :3
I didn't like it anywhere near as much as I like the actual LOTR films. It didn't feel as real--it was a lot brighter, and funnier, and I guess the effects and whatnot were smoother, but I love the grittiness of the LOTR trilogy. Plus, they're films that I've adored since I was little so they'll always come first, I suppose.
Still, I don't feel as 'wth were you thinking, turning it into a trilogy' as before--it wasn't at all slow like I was scared it would be. I think I loved it like someone loves a baby cousin, whereas I regard LOTR like a wise and loyal friend *nods seriously*( now holy shit the dialogue spoilers for 513 even though you've probs already seen them but GOD )