Five reasons I won’t be seeing The Hobbit

Jackson's undertaking was satisfying on a certain level. Very few in the academy consider Tolkien's work to be literature in the high culture sense of the word. It's an incredible book that's incredibly well-loved by many people--perhaps the kiss of death for academia--and it's also loathes by others. It was satisfying to see someone acknowledging the greatness of Tolkien's work.