1. dmdutcher says:

    I think it’s geek fatigue, man. I’m feeling it with Marvel movies too. There’s only so much they can push it before geeks start to lose interest.

    I think at this point in the story Thorin is in good humor at the success of his mission. He’s not a bad sort of person overall, considering his history, and the good side is showing as he gives gifts to his friends. The greed only comes later, and it’s interesting at how the theme of corruption runs through Tolkien’s works; items and treasures really entice and corrupt people just by their physical presence.

    I hope the movie can manage to evoke the greed and regret Thorin will have, because the last part of the Hobbit is the best.

What do you think?