Peter Jackson is great and all, but I still think this movie would be better, if only for the absolutely amazing squee factor. Booboo the Grey, Bono Bagins and Lady Roxy look like an ideal cast for any Tolkien flick.
Well, at least they don’t look too miserable about being taken captive by a band of orcs.
Sure all of the LOTR books have maps printed in them, but you can’t interact with them when they’re printed on paper. That’s why Kris Kowal created his own version of the maps of Middle Earth that allow zooming, panning and searching. You can also see all place names in both English and Elvish. If you’re familiar with the series, you can quickly lose time recounting your favorite places on the map.