Originally Posted by Timbo's hopeless slice
yes, either finish it at the weddng or go ahead and scourge the shire, don't just meander off into the west over interminable minutes...
Exactly.... I thought in the books the change and growth in the Hobbits when they get back to the Shire and find it despoiled and how they react to that is a significant part of the story... and to not include 5 minutes towards this was negligent. That, and the running plot of making the dwarf comic material bugged me a lot. Jackson hates dwarfs.