Just watched the trailer for A Scanner Darkly. It looks like an extended episode of Tom Goes to the Mayor. I'll see it out of loyalty to Phil Dick and the desire to hear his excellent words spoken by actors such as Robert Downey Jr. But there's a reason we had to wait twenty five years for a definitive Lord of the Rings--it took that long for the stink to clear from the '78 Ralph Bakshi version, which also showcased rotoscoped animation.
I saw that '78 flick in the theater. It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen, and absolutely the worst animated movie I've ever seen. Hideous.
Yes, I saw it when I was a kid at the Highland Park theatre and loved it, but when I rented it a few years ago I was really embarassed.
This may help explain the cunning of the hobbitses ...