1. dmdutcher says:

    That’s assuming that they follow the end of the book. I don’t think they were puffing up fili and killi (whichever one has the elf girlfriend) just to have them die offscreen. I really don’t put it past Jackson to have even Thorin live.

    I think the scene that affected me the most was Bilbo being knocked out, and waking up on the battlefield. To be honest, I never cared for Thorin or the rest of the dwarfs. It was moving that Thorin recognized his error, but the whole book was about Bilbo babysitting and saving them, and they didn’t come out too well. The serious end didn’t really help either; you go from cockney trolls and magic Gandalf to greed, death, and war.

What do you think?