Written December 25, 2013
This movie lacked in substance. Characters were flattened from the fullness of Tolkien's creation. Really a disappointment.
Written January 14, 2014
This movie is an excellent continuation of the Hobbit series, and even though it is quite long, it didn't seem as such. The movie developed in the usual flair and excitement, gave a great preview to the character's backgrounds from the Lord of the Rings trilogy and developed to a expected climax only to be CONTINUED!!!
Oh well, must wait until the second edition to see how this all comes to a conclusion.
Written December 15, 2013
A lot more action in this movie than the last. Great acting, fighting skills, creativeness, and special effects. Had just the right enough humor, drama and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. Fun for everyone. Looking forward to the next.
Written February 06, 2014
Okay, first off, I am a huge Tolkien fan and have been waiting my whole life for someone to turn one of my favorite childhood books into a movie! So I was beyond excited when I heard the wonderfully talented Peter Jackson would be directing it AND not only that, he also decided to make it into a trilogy! I know a lot of people have given Peter a lot of criticism for turning such a short book into a whopping three films each running a little less than 3 hours each, but I personally couldn't be happier! The music, the acting (especially Smaug! Benedict Cumberbatch blew me away! He is the PERFECT choice to play Smaug!), the sets, the costumes, the pacing, everything about this film was beyond awesome! I practically screamed, "Noooooo! You can't end it there!!!" when I saw the epic cliffhanger! Those 2 hours and 40 minutes flew by! I enjoyed every second of it and I cannot wait to buy it (and the extended edition too!!!) when it comes out on blu ray!
Written February 09, 2014
Assorted laugh out loud scenes and incredible fight scenes make this an enjoyable movie. The story line moves fast enough to make you forget the film is 2hrs and 40mins long.