Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers
Well the film does have a fair bit of extra material, some of it - like Azog's grudge - invented whole cloth for the movie.
the scenes with Frodo had absolutely no point whatsoever.
The scenes with Frodo just had no point, period. Of all the appearances by LOTR actors, his was the most superfluous - it mostly dragged out an introduction that really did not need any extra material.
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