I didn't have high hopes, of course, due to the reviews, but when I walked out of the theater I was so happy. It was three hours long, but I think I stayed awake because of the awesome characters and the humor. The Lord of the Rings was more of a denser, darker book, but The Hobbit... well it's more of a fairy tale. I think Peter Jackson captured that really well. It was funny and cartoonish, which I had hoped for this movie. That is the only reason it really worked for me. I also thought the orcs looked a lot better in this as well.
I have one more thing to say. "Gandalf! Boooooooooom!"
|Orc, Dwarf, and Troll. I really liked the trolls in the movie.|
|Goblin king, warg.|