Re: SciFi Channel version
"But The Hobbit was expanded beyond belief to stretch it to a more "adult" audience and to three films."
I still say Peter Jackson hasn't made the book, "The Hobbit", into a movie. He has, however, made a movie from a book that largely plagiarized from "The Hobbit".
And to the LoTR, how could Jackson take the most influential book of my childhood and turn it into ~9 hours of suicide-watch? IMHO he completely and utterly sucked the beauty and joy and magic out of Tolkien's tale.