"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit I read this first in the 2nd grade. I love Tolkein.
The film is really good and well made, making good use of different camera angles. Regular filming from above giving a really interesting shot angle. The make up and facial changes and blood, special effects were very well done, adding on fake teeth and eyes. Make for a lot more realistic characters.