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By skhampton
Written December 15, 2012
it was rather slow. My husband actually fell asleep during part of it. Probably will wait until the trilogy is out on DVD and then watch them in a marathon.
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Excellent

By KEAS
Written December 15, 2012
This movie was almost better than The Fellowship of the Ring in that you see more of Bag End. The cinematography is wonderful and the action is constant. The special effects were just as wonderful. The characters are brought to life just as the book tells them. The special effects for Golum are so good and that scene so well played that you would never know he is a special effect. I loved it!
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Excellent

By KEAS
Written December 15, 2012
This movie was almost better than The Fellowship of the Ring in that you see more of Bag End. The cinematography is wonderful and the action is constant. The special effects were just as wonderful. The characters are brought to life just as the book tells them. The special effects for Golum are so good and that scene so well played that you would never know he is a special effect. I loved it!
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too long and boring!

By teaneckmovielover
Written December 15, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed the lord of the rings triligy and was excited to see how this movie would play oput in comparision. I was very disappointed and will not see the next movie(s) in the theater. I MAY see them on DVD. Just when it started to get interesting , the movie ended. My advice.... wait for the dvd
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what were they thinking

By taranis
Written January 23, 2013
There was way too much special effects added into this movie. More time and money should have been spent on trying to keep the script and the story lines consistent with the book. I dont know what the heck they were thinking on some of the scenes. For example gandalf cracking a rock and exposing the sun on the trolls to turn them to stone. That was not in the book so why would you add that. What happened in the book would have been more entertaining. It makes no sense to me why it would be changed. Also the dwarfs are portrayed as great warriors in the movie fighting their way out of problems; in the book they were bumbling and inexperienced and did very little fighting. There are countless other examples. The scenes that worked were the ones that stuck to the book. I am a great fan of tolkien and was very disappointed with this movie.
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