I watched The Hobbit today. Loved it. I thought it fit quite perfectly into the LoTR universe, and although I heard tons that it "dragged" in places, I wasn't bored at all. I'm thrilled that there will be two more movies and I'm sure I'll love those too. I was surprised though about Richard Armitage's role. I didn't realize that he essentially had the warrior-hero role that Viggo Mortenson as Aragorn had in LoTR. Good call!