"Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" are over. So, it's been a few years since a younger generation than mine has had an epic journey to follow from movie one, talk about, fall in love with etc. It was awesome, dressing up like characters from either film series, attending the midnight premieres, talking about them the next day.
This film is going to bring back the "Lord of The Rings" era that we all so thoroughly enjoyed. Lately a lot in the world sucks. Absolutely sucks. "Lord of the Rings," it was magic and imagination, something to hope for, cry about, root for while watching a journey. "The Hobbit" series is going to give people a little bit of that back in a time when people need imagination, magic and hope. I can't even wait, check out the new trailer!
Jennifer Haining, American University 2013