Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers
I thought the prologue bit was great. Instead of getting two lines off Thorin at Bag End, they actually showed us what happened, and how horrible it really was.
....and the Riddles in the Dark scene is beyond criticism in its awesomeness.
I do not kill with my gun. He who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father. I kill with my heart. —The Gunslinger's Creed, The Dark Tower
It was a nice day ... AND THEN EVIL CAME!— The Collected Works of Stephen King, condensed version