Written December 15, 2012
Don't pay attention to the critics saying this doesn't measure up to the LOTR trilogy. It's great. Peter Jackson has worked his magic again. I didn't expect it to be another trilogy but, that just extends the Middle Earth Magic he's created. If you loved the LOTR trilogy, you'll love this too. Go see it!
Written June 23, 2017
I had heard it was going to be long, so when the screen went blank, I thought, "This must be the intermission". Then the credits rolled!! Huh? Maybe it could have been done in one feature if so much extraneous crap hadn't been filmed. Forshadowing should be subtle, but it was so heavyhanded, time-consuming, and unnecessary! The visuals, character development, and cinematography were spot-on and the acting/casting were superb...but the writing was brain-dead!! Why was I seeing characters who never appeared in the book at all?! I understand when some things must be cut from a book to be converted to film...but added?! How arrogant is that? This movie is a sad departure from it's inspiration. The menu at Denny's is outstanding. The movie? Not so much!
Written June 27, 2016
We went to the theaters at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, CA- after waiting for 45 minutes, they announced that the projection equipment wasn't working. They offered free passes and refunds - except we bought our tickets on Fandango so they were not able to refund our money and Fandango states that they don't offer refunds - so we got screwed.
Lesson learned - buy your tickets at the theater.
Written February 22, 2017
I WAS WORTH THE MONEY TO WATCH IT IN 3D. THE MOVIE WAS PRETTY GOOD FOR A BEGINER,I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THEY SHOW PART 2
Written June 30, 2016
I've read the books and this movie was done tastefully.
Must see if you are into the series. If you haven't read the books and have seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it will be a sure treat, especially in 3D.
For those not too enthused with the trilogy and have not read the books or are not into this fantasy, it may be too long for you.