I love the whole Hobbit and Lord of the Rings book series. I read the Hobbit numerous times when I was younger. In fact, I just encouraged my 11 year old daughter to read it. I have such fond memories of the book. I am sure I will re-read it once again before this premieres in December.
I loved the Lord of the Ring Trilogy of movies. Yes I know they changed parts of it. But I am okay with it. It brought the characters and the feel of the books to life without having to stick exactly to the books (I know it is heresy.)
I hope and believe that I will feel the same when I watch this adaptation. I might have to go back and re-watch the old animated movie.