…I gotta disagree with this Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug review.

Specifically, this part:

If you are someone who has never read the book, or has read it but doesn’t really care at all about the movie following it, you may find this to be a fast paced, high tech outing in the sword and sorcery genre which you really enjoy. If you are anything approaching a Tolkien purist, you’ll probably leave the theater grumbling and cursing.

I AM a Tolkien purist, and I enjoyed the heck out of the movie. Unless Jazz Shaw means something else by ‘purist’ than I do, which is entirely possible. I cut my teeth on Middle Earth Role Playing, after all.  I have been comfortable with the idea of people expanding on the canon for… my goodness, it’s “decades” by now, isn’t it?

Moe Lane

PS: Dag, but some of the Iron Crown Enterprises stuff seems to be going for a decent hunk of change.