I had a great time explaining to my mother today what a 'Gollum' was after she saw the commercial for the film on TV. I never read The Hobbit after slogging through The Lord Of The Rings, especially when I learned there were 13 Drawves to track and keep straight. So I ask anyone familiar with the novel - Is this going to be a non-issue when I see the movie or not?
I don't want to feel like I did when I saw Inception and had so much trouble figuring what the hell everyone was doing at any given time - let alone the entire plot of the film. That DVD made me question my own remarkable intelligence. I need to watch the film again with some kind of Cole's Notes booklet beside me.