Written May 02, 2016
What a great movie! I was very impressed! Funny, clever, dark, mysterious, and just the right amount of fighting! Wonderful graphics. Can't wait for the next two movies.
Written October 21, 2016
This is why I put So-So Good things: The movie was adventurous like I said at the top: I liked all the creative creatures in it like hobbits, dwarfs, goblins etc. I took my friends and cousins to see it and they said: Cousins say: Too Long, Boring, It was ok, and I loved it Friends say: Not my type of movie, it was alright and the other fell asleep halfway through. Improvement: Maybe make the movie shorter, make the movie almost same as the book next time and make more interesting for younger ages to watch. My answer is: It was good, but too long. Good job The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and keep the movie on! P.S: Im gonna see the Desolation Of Smaug (Hobbit 2) in a few days, as soon as I see it ill put my review on there. I hope this was helpful for all of you!
Written February 07, 2016
The movie did stray from the specifics of the book in parts, the movie did start out showing some backstory (very beautiful, visual, and interesting by the way). The acting, writing, even pacing that the "professional" critics all panned was wonderful. If you like LoTR, or fantacy movies in general you will love this movie. The 'Professional" critics even Mike White have lost all credibility with me.
Written February 11, 2016
I was not especially interested in seeing this film. However, I was really pleasantly surprised. Yes, we whiz through dozens of exciting adventure, one after another; excellent graphics and creativity, but a tendency to get tedious after almost 3 hours.
What saves this movie, however, is that the story revolves around wonderful characters who are lovingly portrayed, and their growing connection to each other. And yes, the battles whiz by, you get the impression, but do not suffer through excessive graphic violence.
Written May 24, 2016
I echo much of what others have said. Great performances and visuals. Great story; the movie was too long. I'd say 2 hours and 25 minutes instead of 2 hours and 49 would have done the trick. If you liked LOTR you must see this. It is just too long.