Iv'e heard it a thousand times: there was not enough material to justify the length... This is beside the point, this in no way made the quality of the movie bad. The movie was in no way boring, something was always happening, the fact that they had so little material to do this only serves to show how well they have done. Too many of you no longer appreciate movies because you are too focused on the negatives and noticing them, if not that then you make them up or use the book at a way to get at the book. The lord of the rings was 3 movies but it could of easily have been 10, why did many of you not then say lotr was bad? because regardless of how much material there was the movies themselves were fantastic. The hobbit has little material yet a great movie was produced so how is it relevant? If any of you call yourselves professionals or experienced then you most certainly need to take a break and simply enjoy movies rather then make up ways to criticize them.