Written July 30, 2014
Peter Jackson must believe he can put out anything and people will eat it up (i suspect he's right). I'm a huge LOTR fan but The Hobbit is a bad movie marathon all in one enormously bloated package. Radagst is the new Jar Jar Binks, the movie is better off without him.
Written October 23, 2014
I liken this movie to bloat-ware found on a band new PC. The computer itself might be a great system, but after the manufacturer was done installing a bunch of extra crud that you're never going to use, it becomes slow and irritating. That's what The Hobbit movie is, slow and irritating with way too much bloat-ware.
I've read the book and enjoyed the original story, but the movie was something else. For whatever reason Hollywood thinks that it's entertaining to watch 'little people' bumble around and scuffle with each other. We saw this in Snow White and The Huntsman, this movie, and many others. Maybe it all started with The Three Stooges. I don't find this particularly funny, even if the 'little people' are really full size actors.
Strip all the nonsense and excessive battle scenes from The Hobbit and you'd actually have a pretty good movie. Then maybe Peter Jackson could have done the whole story in one movie like it should have been. The book is only 320 pages or so.
Written December 20, 2014
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 20, 2014
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 December 25, 2014
Toooooo Long! Tooooo gross. Its like they took some of the Lord of the Rings, threw in way too long fight sequences, a boring Gollum sequence that had nothing to do with the movie. Im a huge fan of Lord of the Rings but I wouldn't watch this again. The part with the Eagles was the only thing I liked.