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Peter Jacksons' "The Hobbit" trilogy has been met with a hefty amount of criticism (for using a higher frames-per-second rate in the films and splitting the book into three parts), but the director is standing by his films and his choices.

"The Hobbit is written in a series of chapters that feel almost like they're designed to be read to your son a daughter at night," the director told Entertainment Weekly. "It's got that episodic, rip-roaring adventure quality to it."

Martin Freeman, who plays a young Bilbo Baggins, admitted that he was at first perplexed when the director ...

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