The hardest part about prequels is you know how it ends. So a lot of the suspense is gone. But I will be watching it regardless as the Hobbit is one of my favorite books.
The flawed Gandalf the Grey was a much more interesting character than "perfect" Gandalf the White. I am eager to see his return, and see how PJ works out the "inconsistencies" of how Tolkein portrays Gandalf in the Hobbit vs. LOTRO's near godlike character.
I also wonder if we will see Saruman and his involvement in Dul Gulder and his transformation from head of the White council to the corrupted powermonger we saw in LOTRO. That would make it worth seeing if it can be pulled off.
Join Date: Sept 2008
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