Written March 06, 2015
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 April 30, 2016
From reading the story to my children, my familiarity with the book's portrayal of the story was pleasantly affirmed with some of the cuter aspects of the story. The barging in of the dwarves to the hobbit hole was a well done segment to match my imagination from the book reading. There were several other moments where I realized that the scene was representing the book. I enjoyed the film.
My greatest complaint is that there are some pretty unbelievable "falling" scenes that were just a little too "unrealistic". My wife laughs at me when I say that.
Written May 05, 2016
This movie is similar to the book but there are additions that are not part of the actual literary work. This was very close to what was done with Episode !-3 of Star Wars. I felt that the animals that almost seemed to speak was bordering on silly. That did not happen in the Trilogy and kind of diminished the movie in my mind. To add humor to just add it is silly. Graphically, really good and in 3-D it was quite awesome at times. One needs to see this just to complete the whole viewing experience of Tolkien's saga.
Written October 06, 2015
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 May 26, 2016
I was a little disappointed at the fact that this movie is going to be in 3 parts when it was only 1 book. I think this movie was good but it doesn't need to be drawn out like this one is going to be. I don't think it was worth to see in 3D either. I think it would have been just as good the regular way