Written November 30, 2015
I loved this first part of The Hobbit. As a fan of Tolkien and his books, I was worried about what would and would not be included in the films. While there were changes from the book, they were for the most part small, and they did not greatly affect my overall opinion of the film.
I liked that they went into more detail concerning the necromancer, making that an additional part of the story line instead of just a side note like it is in the book.
I simply cannot express enough how perfect I think Martin Freeman is for the role of Bilbo. I am a huge fan of him as an actor and was so pleased with his performance.
The riddle game was marvelous as well, everyone in the theater I went to was in fits of laughter through the whole thing. Loved it.
One thing that bothered me a little was some of the CG effects looked a bit more video game-y than the other Lord of the Rings movies, but again it did not bother me much.
There were things I didn't like, but the movie is wonderful.
Written June 29, 2016
Excellent movie! Will definitely go watch it again. What I liked the most was the change of scenery as the characters embarked on their journey whereas in the previous movies it showed them running around on mountains and plains. So much action and great character progression!
Written June 30, 2016
I liked the movie overall. But I think the 48fps detracts from the experience. In sweeping pans of landscapes the scene blurs, not like normal motion blur but more like an out of focus blur, then as the pan slows to a stop the scene pops into focus.
Aside from that it is an exciting story well played by all.
A must see for all Tolkien fans.
Written July 01, 2016
Yes, there is a lot of walking in this just like in The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The journey is just begining as this is the first movie. I liked the movie over all. There are a few more tangents of explanation than I expected, but it is the first movie so there's going to be exposition.
This movie seems good for any age, although some scenes might make little ones a bit nervous.
The acting was well done. I especially like how Bilbo is portrayed; it seems very close to the character in the book. I also like the continuity with LOTR that is created by the sets, using the same actors, and a scene or two. I wasn't sure about the singing at first(although it is in the book) but it grew on me.
Watching this made me want to read the book again, and I'm excited to see the next movie.
Written December 16, 2012
Really surprised! I did not like it. I have been a fan of the books for 20 years. LOVED all 3 of the other movies. Too Long, too much fighting, not enough events from the story. Very let down. Will not buy it when released. Had my ticket 2 months in advance and ask for 1/2 day off. What a bummer.