Ahh… Raise your hand if you cannot remember a single solitary woman in the whole of The Hobbit.
Ummm… Raise your hand if you’re totally entranced by this character who can rescue both by healing and by violence.
Err. Raise your hand if you’re up for a re-read of a sorely needed re-read of The Hobbit.
I liked the depiction of the dragon. I don’t remember this convoluted business of starting up a mountain size forge and revealing a gold king. I thought Bilbo just pissed him off and Smaug took off to destroy Laketown? I need to re-read.
The spider scene was cool. I remember reading this sequence as a rather coming of age for Bilbo: “oh heck. I’m tougher than I thought and I am able to do this thing.” It’s beautifully portrayed but rather down played in the movie. Mis-remembered or what was your perception?