Well, here it is, the first December in four years without a Lord of the Rings movie to look forward to in theaters. Of all the happy, Hollywood endings we’ve seen over the years, the story of this movie is probably the best. It could have been such an abject disaster. Look at some recent novel adaptations that turned into train wrecks — Dreamcatcher, Timeline, Treasure Island — just to name a few. !!!SPOILERS!!! [More]