Quoted from Chuckie:
I was really excited for the hobbit pin because I absolutly love the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Finally watched the hobbit last night and man was this movie bad.
attempts at humor that completely failed, scenes that went on forever, scenes added that where not in the book that added nothing to the story, but worst of all the action scenes.
The movie never gave me the idea that that lead characters where in danger and you knew they wouldn't get so much as a schratch even of they fall down 40 meters.
The big action scene near the end in the cave was the worst, that was more slapstick than serious action.
Luckily bad movies can lead to great pinball (I am looking at you congo and The Shadow
This is almost exactly how I felt. I love the LOTR trilogy (just look at my game room pictures). They did a great job of making the evil ominous and threatening. There was a gravitas to the whole series.
The Hobbit was slapstick. The youtube video with footage from the Hobbit set to Benny Hill music sums the movie up perfectly. Huge letdown for me.
Having said that, I think JJP can make a very special pin in this case. I am not in for a preorder though. May pic one up down the road, but I will not support JJP's "free business loan" model of business. Indeterminate delays and multiple broken promises do not install the utmost of confidence.