Written October 21, 2014
Ok, I'm a FAN and perhaps thats why I loved this movie. The part that all the "critics" hated, the first 30 minutes, was PERFECT. It was obviously made for FANS and THANK YOU PJ, you did it right. From the first "Good Day" scene to the talking Trolls, the parts that stayed true to the books were AMAZING. The parts PJ added or borrowed were pretty good to, bravo! People who hate the first part of the movie dont get the book. The book has a quirky english humor to it that is very charming, and the movie pulled that off brilliantly. I died laughing that Ian Mckellan actually pulled off the GOLF joke. Its a pretty long winded JOKE, and he did it perfectly! The only sad part is how the critics are SO PREDICTABLE its sickening. They are bending over backwards to critisize this piece of work, dispite it being a far braver an adaptation then the LOTR. Come on, a scene with singing Goblins that actually works isn't creative, unique enough for you? Grow some courage!
Written May 06, 2016
I love the book The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien and I have since 1093, when I read it for the first of about five times. Now, if possible, I love it even more. Martin Freeman was the perfect choice to play Bilbo. The characters are perfectly realized, the scenery is stunning and the action is fantastic, so much so that I could not believe how quickly the film was over because I could barely look away for long enough to check-in on my phone and tell everyone how much I was enjoying it!
I was little surprised at first when it ended two-thirds of the way through the story, but now I am excited that I get to go back and see the end next year!
Written June 26, 2016
This was my first 3D film and I was blown away by the effects! Unfortunately, I was not equally blown away by the script. I found the film a bit ponderous at times. I also thought some of the devices a bit 21st century and not at all Middle Earthly. However, all in all, I enjoyed this welcome return to Middle Earth.
Written August 30, 2016
An AMAZING movie! However, it was the first movie I had seen in over a year and had forgotten the etiquette of not talking during the movie... So to everyone at Sandhills Cinema 16 aud 7, the 9:30 showing 12/15/12, I'm horribly sorry for ruining it for you....
Written December 02, 2016
Acting is good, cinematography good, effects good but the story and dialogue are mediocre at best. Nowhere near the quality of Lord of the Rings. I was definitely disappointed and bored. They were trying too hard and should have made one Great movie instead of 3 movies to make money. All action and no quality.