Follow your heart; take your brain along for the ride.
You know what...I had a friend talking my ear off about this characterization problem a couple of weeks ago about the first movie. I still haven't seen it (I know!!), but I loved the book so I'm inclined to defend it, especially since she hasn't read the book, which I think is just horrific, but now I see that she had a point. Lol! I totally agree with you. I wanted to see these movies (kind of) because I wanted to see an adaptation of The Hobbit. I loved The Hobbit, I did not really like Lord of the Rings (I know, I know, I really have no logical explanation. I only liked The Two Towers. I LOVED The Two Towers!) But anyway, yeah, it's sad that he's not letting The Hobbit stand on its own two feet (which are pretty freaking awesome). So disappointing!!!!!!!! Dude, seriously, this is why people need to freaking read the books! They miss SO much. I was already mad they were dragging out this book into 3 movies, now I'm mad he's mucking it up. But I'll watch it anyway...Though it's looking more and more like I won't get around to it until the last movie comes out so I can just watch them all in one long, albeit, disappointing weekend. I love Bilbo SO much. It's worth it just to see Bilbo act like Bilbo at least a few times. I'm assuming.Erg! All this and I'm still excited to see the second movie. Lol! I was trying to get my butt in gear so I could see it in theaters, but yeah...I'll just watch it at home so I can fast forward through some of the fight scenes. There's so much I can do with $10. Like buy more Chai Frappucinos in the middle of winter. ^_^