Food for thought: Which prequel trilogy is better/more necessary to set up its main trilogy counterpart between the Hobbit movies and Star Wars Ep 1-3? Discuss.
I say SW by quite a bit, even though those films aren’t great. (The Fantastic Beasts movies compared to HP series would be a distant 3rd if included IMO.)
ETA: I do think Bilbo and Thorin are compelling and well cast, but I thought the trilogy as a whole was a missed opportunity. SW 1-3 is probably also a missed opportunity, but maybe I just like the SW universe more than the Middle Earth universe, and the DV backstory is necessary, even if the movies struggled to do it correctly at times.