This has spoilers (Move your mouse to reveal the content) This has spoilers (open) This has spoilers (close) Seriously, if you do not want to hear/read spoilers, click back or something, I don't know just get out of this thread. If you ruin it for yourself, this is not my fault. Yee be warned. Anyways, onto the subject(s). Now, I have to say, I am just about one of the more harder people to please when it comes to people making movies from books. so yes, I like the images of Fili and Kili because I find them attractive. And that's a big problem for me. Dwarves aren't supposed to be attractive, they are meant to be rugged people. Fili and Kili were blonde, and I'm not even going to mention to you guys about that entire rant of mine. Or the rest of it, because I'll be writing constantly, just bitching about something that nobody cares about or would just find to be drone and well, even I admit, annoying. I really enjoyed the books, The Hobbit the most though. I really got into the character Bilbo from the get go, he seemed like a character that had more depth to him than, well, any of them had. And I loved how the book itself went; I can still remember how I first visioned the woods of Mirkwood to be, and the movie didn't even touch the waters (the irony) with it. The way I saw it, it felt more magical than confusing to me, scary yet it wrapped your interest in such a wonderfully worded place. Made you really feel like you were there. And the elf king, I can't even start to explain how I felt with that character. The entire trek had me at the edge of my seat, and it was the book, not the movie, that made me mourn Fili and Kili, and some for Thorin as well. The movies didn't even give me that tug on my heartstrings and it kind of made me disinterested in the characters, I guess this is because I am a die hard for books more than I ever will be for a movie. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien himself was a very interesting person. Many probably already know this, but C.S Lewis and him were very good friends outside of their books. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1892. He served in the British Army and fought in what was known back then as 'The Great War'. He was a writer (obviously) and a professor at the University of Leeds, and was the youngest professor there. I got a lot of that off of Wiki, his story is really quite amazing to me. What was your favourite book from Tolkien? What did you think of the movies?