As I’ve said before, initially I wasn’t particularly interested in seeing a film of The Hobbit. I loved all three LotR films–there again, I loved the novel. But The Hobbit has always felt like a plodding kid’s book to me. One day I’ll find the time to reread it and figure out why, exactly. After all, it has swords and ponies, magic and dragons–it should be just the kind of thing that works for me. But it didn’t.
Meanwhile, Jackson is slowly reeling me in with these video diaries. I think it’s a smart move.