Written September 18, 2014
Saw The Hobbit yesterday. It could have been at least 30 minutes shorter without harming the story. Found myself looking at my watch a few times. Photography stunning and makes it worth going all by itself. Story drags a bit and some of the action scenes seem to be a poor substitute for continuity. "X" factor was missing from this film though I wanted it to be there and looked really hard for it. Still, a good flick and glad I went.
Written August 21, 2014
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.
Written August 23, 2014
The movie was very close to the books and was entertaining. There was a little bit of a slow beginning but once it got going it never stopped. The only downfall was that the movie was three hours long and gets rather tiring sitting through it with 3D glasses on. Would definately recommend seeing it though.
Written August 20, 2014
I was not disappointed at all. Action packed. The 3D effects were very good. Really hard to believe they would all live through the "over the top" perril - but very entertaining and a great story. Ended at an appropriate time - not unexpectedly. Looking forward to more and owning this one on Blu-Ray.
Written September 02, 2014
I found the beginning to be a real let down because it was too silly. And then I found the middle to be a real let down because it was just one battle after another. It got to be tedious. But then I sort of liked the end, but not enough to go to see parts II and III.