critics did not like the Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. Tough luck.
I reckon book readers will appreciate it much more since this is a trilogy that is meant to cover not just The Hobbit’s tale alone but some parts of other Tolkien’s tales.
As for me, I did enjoy seeing Radagast on the screen. He was loony, as I expected. Fervently looking forward to The Desolation of Smaug in December 2013, God willing.