Rather than post a poll today, I think we should discuss The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey!

Over the next few days, many of us will go to the theater to see Peter Jackson’s new adaptation of a J.R.R. Tolkien work. I’m excited for this movie experience. Like many of you, I’ve read Tolkien’s work and love it; like many of you, I loved The Lord of the Rings movies. They truly brought fantasy into popular culture, making fantasy more accessible to people who otherwise might have had misgivings—real or not—about a genre that has been around as long as the written word.

Terry loved The Lord of the Rings movies and is also looking forward to The Hobbit.

For me, I love Tolkien’s work as well. Peter Jackson was able to capture Middle-earth in all of its wonder. Will Jackson be able to capture that magic again with The Hobbit?

I hope so! We need more quality fantasy movies!

So let’s talk about the new movie! SPOILERS FOLLOW! If you don’t want to be spoiled, do not read the comments below! At least not until you’ve seen the movie!

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Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!