The Hobbit movie: spectacular

Runes used by Tolkien. Translation: WE HOBBIT • OR • WERE AND BACK AGAIN

I read the Hobbit long time ago. It's a relatively long and slow paced book. I was somewhat worried how this story can be put on the big screen in a way that is comparable to the Lord of Rings movies. I visited the area in new New Zealand where the movies were shot, so I had great anticipation for the movie. I can gladly say it didn't disappoint.