Wow. That’s about all I can say at this point. Purists won’t be happy. I knew there were going to be deviations from the book, but this was way beyond anything I imagined. I enjoyed the movie for the most part. The last half hour was a real surprise. I’m really glad I went, and I will be going to see it again. Part of me wants another drink.
I went to the IMAX 3D double feature (An Unexpected Journey plus The Desolation of Smaug). Many hours of Thorin Oakenshield! The perfect way to end my semester. I had two finals on Thursday before going to the movies – it was a long day! I’ll be back with more to say about the movie after I get some sleep.
ETA: Nope. Cannot sleep. Thinking about the movie. I simply cannot believe that Peter Jackson chose to go the route he did. What was he smoking???