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The blockbuster juggernaut rolls ever onward: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is so two weeks ago, now it's the turn of those funny little creature, the hobbits. The first chunk of Peter Jackson's long-awaited trilogy, adapted from Jrr Tolkien's admittedly rather slim novel about Bilbo Baggins and his chums, premiered in Jackson's home country of New Zealand, with predictable amounts of fans turning up in costume. Once the red-carpeting was done, the instant reaction, via Twitter, was predictably fulsome.

What was less predictable, perhaps, was the kerfuffle that preceded the event, with anti-animal cruelty activists Peta accusing the production of maltreating its livestock. Studio Warner Bros backed its star director, but the row still hasn't quite gone away.

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