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By Kemick10
Written January 05, 2015
then you will still hate this movie. Bad graphics from the very beginning, mr. Jackson must have felt that this movie had a minimum run time allowance of 2 1/2 hours... because it was just about as good as the Original Sharknado... seemed like more of a high school project than a "winter blockbuster." to the the cast's credit, it wasn't the acting that was bad. The credit goes to a mediocre director and a HORRIBLE finishing team. Save your money and go see Penguins. At least you will be invested in the story or lack there of.
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Just OK

By smmw
Written January 05, 2015
A little on the flat side. After the Dragon dies it slowly goes down hill. Computer animation, and attention to detail not as good as LOTR. Some of the battle scenes too long and tedious despite the gore.
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An Excellent Send off to the Tolkien Franchise

By tippy2me
Written February 10, 2015
The film is strong for the most part. Well rendered graphics and fast paced film and action sequences. Strong character scenes between Bilbo and Thorin as well as Bard, Thranduil and other characters. The movie is entertaining, fun and reaches it's end in a bittersweet farewell to MIddle Earth. Outstanding performances by Freeman and Armitage. The best of the Hobbit series. Some actions scenes are a bit overdone but this is a fantasy film. Differs from the book a bit in how some of the scenes play out but it is absolutely faithful to the story in the key elements and Tolkien reader fans should love it. Peter Jackson walks into history with his head held high.
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So dissapointed

By leslienewland
Written January 05, 2015
I hate to say it, but it was terrible. I LOVE all the the LOTR movies and the first 2 of the Hobbit trilogy were amazing. This last one however, was a poor excuse for a LOTR movie. There were so many plot holes and continuity errors I was shocked. It felt rushed and overly focused on a made up character that wasn't even in the book (Tauriel). Martin Freeman's acting is the only thing that saved it for me. They also did a wonderful job with the Dragon, I could never bad mouth Smaug.
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By jcohen289
Written January 05, 2015
While I did enjoy it l, I have no desire to see it again. The acting was too soapy throughout, and the fight scenes, while cool, had too many gimmicky stunt. You never had to to appreciate a stunt because it was immediately followed by an even more gimmicky one.
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