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Not Peter Jackson's Best Work

By SF Dude
Written January 11, 2015
I realize that it can be difficult to continue to produce work that is on par with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but this movie is a huge disappointment. The story line is poor, the dialogue is bad, and the acting is sub par. If you have to watch it, wait for it on cable, don't waist your money to see it in the movies.
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I'll always like the book better

By thegr8
Written January 05, 2015
It was action packed but it seemed stretched. The book could have been done in 2 movies.
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The Final Hobbit movie

By benturner
Written January 05, 2015
With much anticipation I sought out an opening night location. There were less than a dozen people (not couples, people) in the first showing. Unfazed I comfortably settled in. Many scenes seemed to lack passion or a sense of reality! The scene where Lady Galadriel saves Gandalf by going 'supernatural' was like watching a B movie special effect from the 60's. When Thorin comes out of his selfish funk, seemed like it was not fully thought thru but something was needed and thus was just thrown in. The usual slow, non-action ending in the Shire left me wanting something a bit more Profound than a flash forward to the old Bilbo and a return of Gandalf at the door. Aside from the above, it was reasonably entertaining but clearly far less of a success than the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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2 hour battle scene

By jefftfsufiji
Written January 05, 2015
High frame rate makes the hand to hand battle scenes look very jumpy which is the opposite of what it is suppose to do. There is 10 min. of Smaug and 20 min of Dwarf angst and nearly two hours of fight scenes. If that is what you want, and it is named the battle of the 5 armies so I guess it is what we should expect, this is for you. But how many orc decapitations do we need? Weakest of the 6 movies.
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An epic end

By cwalker82
Written January 10, 2015
I'm sad the journey is over
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