Written July 25, 2014
Phenomenal, it absolutely kept in the tradition of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Can't wait for the follow on movies and the whole thing to be released on video to add to our collection!
Written December 17, 2012
After seeing reviews about the unnecessary length of the movie, I was pleasantly surprised by how watchable and engaging it was. I thought the different additions (except for those strange mountain creatures) helped build up the context of the movie. Of course, much of the additions were familiar to me from reading through the appendices of Tolkien's books.
If you're a big Tolkien fan, you'll enjoy and understand the additions, otherwise, it might not make sense.
Written December 18, 2012
I would say the movie overall was very good with a lot of action. There were some spots in the film that could be cut out. The acting was excellent.
Written December 15, 2012
Its exactly as you'd expect. If you saw Lord of the Rings, any of them, then its more of that. Just with a different plot. The attention to detail, the level of acting, and the production value are all amazing.
If I had to think of a criticism, 1. It feels long, but its over three hours, thats to be expected. 2. Radagast the Brown is very silly. and 3. The king of the Goblins has this huge empty ******* attached to his face. You have been warned.
Written December 14, 2012
Worth the 20 bucks I spent o IMAX to see it at midnight per ticket. 3 movies? Did it have to be 3 movies for one book?