My SO isn't remotely interested in The Hobbit either, which kinda sucks for him cos he's going anyway.
I haven't seen the LOTR films, well I saw the first and never got around to seeing the others, I have however got them on my wishlist for Christmas.
The books are brilliant, I was "made" to read them by a fellow student nurse many moons ago - he was horrified that I hadn't read them and had no idea who Gollum was when he cracked a joke about him. Loved them (quite liked the student nurse too)
I had no idea Richard Armitage was in The Hobbit. Be still my beating heart.
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