Written November 26, 2014
Husband and I loved this movie and really thought the 3d was great. We did not know it was going to be a trilogy so ending definitely left us wanting more. If you loved the books and the Lord of the Rings movies you will not be disappointed.
Written November 20, 2014
I'm into this type of movies, so I got all excited to go see it!!! Well... When I walked out of the theater I wish there had been a camera there waiting for my reaction. It was bad. The only thing I liked were the characters and the special effects on them, but that's all this was! There is nothing more to this movie. My wife and I were so incredibly disappointed that we couldn't believe it. You know when you're dancing a great song and the DJ cuts that song? That's this movie. Movie structure: 1.Setup, 2.Conflict, 3.Resolution (well... there's no resolution. The setup was WaaaaY too long. Then... Why didn't the hobbit use the ring when he was in the trees to help in the fight? That was stupid! A mystery door mentioned in the whole movie wasn't even in the movie!!! The riddles conversation took for ever!!! way too long that scene. So disappointing this movie. You can wait until it's out on TV.
Written July 30, 2014
Why does Peter Jackson feel compelled to "out-do" Tolkien?
Suspension of disbelief is one thing, but when every scene is SO crazy out-of-control, video-gamed out that Mission Impossible looks like a Matlock episode, then something is wrong.
Tolkien creates a fantasy world & things operate within that world in a "believable" way. But Jackson pushes everything WAAAY beyond the limit of even "fantasy belief" to the point where you're just constantly rolling your eyes. Like riding the knees of the Rock Giants. Or plummeting 3,000 feet on a rickety plank bridge that somehow remains perfectly level so nobody falls off. Or leaping tree-to-tree as they topple over like dominoes.
None of this happens in the Tolkien, and adds nothing to the story. It just makes you feel like screaming "ENOUGH already! Yes, we GET that you have CGI so anyone can do ANYthing. But just show some self-control!"
Also: 48fps is SO clear that it backfires & makes everything look even faker than in normal film!
Written December 17, 2012
I thought that The Hobbit was a great movie. Peter Jackson did it again. I am a huge fan of the books and was extremely well pleased with the results. I had seen the mediocre reviews and was concerned, but can say that this is a must see for all Tolkien fans.
Written December 16, 2012
Great movie, but just as a warning, it will be the first of many more to come. Don't bother seeing in 3D, not needed. Really fun movie with lots of fun! Kids will love it, it is kinda like watching the first book of the Hobbit with several volumes to follow but well worth the money to see.