Written February 22, 2017
Overall a good movie, setting up the next movie, I did notice they used information from the appendices of Lord of The Rings, good job of the screen writers to incorporate that info to help with the bridge to the prequel.
Written December 06, 2016
I was just forced to see this movie with my friend because she loves lord of the rings. At first I thought it seemed like a lame movie. HOWEVER, during the movie my heart couldn't stop beating because of all the action scenes. It was disappointing that the movie took so long yet didn't actually complete the book. But overall, VERY WELL MADE
Written April 25, 2017
I couldn't wait to see this movie. I am a HUGE L.O.T.R's. fan and when this came out I was at the theaters. I wish I would of never needed seen this movie. It was so bad that it ruined the L.O.T.R's. movies for me. It was so drawn out and had no story line. It was such a terrible movie. They are making it into a 2 part but it had nothing to do with the L.O.T.R's. movies. I don't know what to say other than it was so bad. My wife has never fallen asleep at the movies and she was falling asleep. It was terrible. Don't waste your money. I wouldn't even pay 1 dollar to get it from the Red Box it was that bad!!!
Written September 24, 2016
Be prepared for a long film. With previews it was three hours. This was an excellent film. There were a few slow moments and some that parts of the film that could have been shorter but the scenery and the characters made up for these areas. The cinematography was amazing and makes you realize how beautiful New Zealand is. If you are a fan of the books then this is a must see as it follows the book very closely.
Written September 29, 2016
I'm of a genertion that was tortured by the Star Wars trilogy .... therefore I'm a little more tolerant of 'artistic licence' taken by film-makers like GL, SS, PJ, ...
Though "The Hobbit" was written by Tolkien as more of a children's story than LOT, I wasn't expecting the intensity that has been added to the script.
The start links to scenes from the LOT movies nicely;
I loved the adaptation of the dwarves arriving at Bag End;
Thorin is much more than 'impressive';
The dish cleaning song and the contract scenes are amusing;
Radagast is quirkier than a Mad Hatter!
Rivendell is even more spell-binding!
The goblin caves remind me of chase scenes from the Indiana Jones series;
The white orc is a good addition and lead-in to the orcs in LOT;
All the scenes with Gollum are memorable.
I can't wait to see the next installment!