I don't think a thread has been made about this movie yet? Anyway, it is out in the US already, and I had a chance to see it last night and loved it I was a Lord of the Rings fan back in the day when that whole trilogy came out (well I still am ) so I was quite excited to see this, but of course, the Hobbit is a much more lighthearted story than LOTR and this showed. If anything it was a bit of a parody of all the sheer epicness and gravity of LOTR haha. Same team/director (Peter Jackson and co) as LOTR and alot of the same cast as well, Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Cate Blanchett as Galadriel. Supposedly it is part I of a planned trilogy, which sort of annoys me in that the hobbit would be just fine as a stand alone movie, its plain greed at this point to stretch it into three installments (as if enough money wasn't made with LOTR ). Anyone else seen it? What do you girls think?