Written December 23, 2012
I will admit that I was a little worried when I heard that Peter Jackson was turning the smallest book in the series into 3 - 31/2 hour movies. This may annoy people who say that it doesnt follow the book series. After watching the movie I realized it was an amazing movie and I will go see it again.
Written November 24, 2014
The film was good, but seemed like the 3 hours that it was. The previous movies suspended time for me, but I was aware of every second. Never really got lost in the story. Still, if you're a fan, you'll have to see it. Let's hope the next installments bring back the magic.
Written December 15, 2012
I LOVED LOTR but this isn't lotr, this is the Hobbit. It was okay, not great, just okay. The story was SO SLOW in getting started. It was like it was a little bit of story and then 25 minutes of a grandiose moment with Elrond, or some other figure. The best part of the film was the last 30 minutes.
LOTR this is not. I respect Peter Jackson and am a huge fan but I really hope that parts 2 and 3 have more story and fewer grandiose moments. Even my girlfriend complained, "I kept waiting for something to happen... how can the movie be over already? Nothing happened!" I have to agree with her.
I liked it, of course I did! It's the Hobbit for goodness sake! Just don't expect a lot of story.
Written December 16, 2012
While I appreciate that some artistic license must be taken to adapt a book to film, they added some randomness and greatly exaggerated minor story lines to make enough filler for this to be a trilogy. I'm kind of disappointed, but as we all know, the movie is never as good as the book. I will still see all 3, but I probably won't purchase them.
Written December 14, 2012
The movie was fantastic in all aspects and the 3D just enhanced the experience. By far one of the best movies I've seen in a while and I can't wait for the next installment.