Originally Posted by Krumm
As much I hated the Hobbit (one of the most boring movie experiences of my life), I wouldn't go so far as to call it a complete money grab. I think it mostly suffered from a filmmaker who loves the source material so much that he couldn't make smart choices when adapting it to film. Books and films do not follow the same dramatic structure -- sacrifices must be made.
Well...it's a money grab because they are spreading it into three films while it's a stretch to even widen it to two films.