• HAL likes aardvarks

    I’ve been expecting this article, Lewis. I think you did a very good job and it was nice to read an in-depth piece of writing again. Makes a change from recent tirades of abuse from irritated fandoms :)

  • sontaran17

    Brilliant piece! I think, as a fan of the Books first, Jackson is doing an awesome job of accommodating the cinema audience

  • TardisBoy

    I did post a comment on here but it didn’t post for some reason o.O

    Anyway, fantastic article Lewis! I haven’t read the book myself so it was good to see how the film is different to the book, and from a fan’s perspective what worked and what didnt!

    Well done! :)

    • TardisBoy

      Oops made a mistake. Edited now.

  • Koshei

    An excellent comparison and waiting for the second part!

  • Greg Chipman

    An Unexpected Journey – doesn’t divert from the book quite as much, captures the spirit of the book a little better, and has the superior soundtrack.
    The Desolation of Smaug – even more of a feast for the eyes, and the pace is faster with a number of palpable action scenes.
    Both films have different appeals so far; let’s see where There and Back Again goes.