Right. Because pages from the LOTR appendices are part of The Hobbit. Must have gotten confused there. And are you seriously suggested 100 pages=3 hours? I'm glad apparently nobody besides the director of the hobbit thinks like that. Interesting how many 3 to 4 hundred page books have clocked in at, oh, two and some changes. And your presumption that less running time for less source material is somehow my stance is ridiculously irrelevant given that a massive chunk of this film is not in the novel at all. These changes do not "honor" anything besides corporate greed and a director who seems to think hours of pointless added scenes are somehow good. They definitely don't honor a light children's novel and the idea that they somehow do is absurd. as for your accusations that I'm somehow not a tolkien fan 1) what? and 2) seriously? I shouldn't go see the movie if I'm not a fan? Wow.