Written May 05, 2016
This movies is a true masterpiece, and I am confident the next two installments will be just as good. If you have the patience to wait until they are all released, and you have a huge TV with 3D and a high end sound system, then by all means wait. I couldn't.
Written July 27, 2016
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 July 23, 2016
Peter Jackson has done it again! I wasn't sure what to expect, and honestly, the confused reviews from people had me lowering expectations. Wow, did the film come through! I was enthralled from the start just as I was 10 years ago. The vivid scenery, compelling story monologues, dynamic characters, and fast pace kept me glued to my seat. Freeman portrays Bilbo just as Tolkien did, and McKellen brings back the old Gandalf with new insight into the character. The dwarves add so much color to the plot with their varied personalities and stories. Memorable scenes from the book are given new life without anything being taken away. See it alone or with friends, but see it!
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.
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.