Saw The Hobbit last night!!!! It was AWESOME!!!!!! I had read all the JRR Tolkien books beforehand (some years ago) and though the movie was not exactly by the book, so to speak, it was AWESOME (did I say that before?). The scene effects were fantastic, the orcs, great eagles (“the Witnesses of Manwë”), Orcs’ mounts etc. etc. etc. were fantastically done!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the next installment.