It’s been years since I read The Hobbit. I considered doing so before the movie, but then realized that since the films would be stretched over three years, I might as well wait for a bit because I’ll forget the end again by the time the final installment in the trilogy came out. As a result, I couldn’t tell if scenes were actually made up in the movie or if I’d just misremembered the book so poorly.
“Was Saruman in The Hobbit?” I asked my roommate as we were leaving.
“No!” she – a rabid Hobbit/Lord of the Rings fan – replied. “No! They were just making stuff up!”
So not just me, then. Continue reading