In JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth novels there is only one ring that counts. As it is written: “One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged this one ruling ring, but we don’t have to go into that since this ring is only tangential in the first installment of Peter Jackson’s three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s 1937 novel, The Hobbit. Jackson, of course, is responsible for the three-part movie version of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was completed nine years ago.