Posted on 12/20/13 09:50 PM
For any fan of fantasy or The Lord of the Rings, I would strongly recommend this movie. Visually stunning and awesomely acted, it was a good bit of fun. It is much more light hearted than the original films, just as the books were written, leading to great fun. However, due to splitting a single book into three movies, this leads to a couple of conflicts being added that were not present in the book. It is when these added story lines are forced to stand on their own that poor dialogue and plot slips into the movie. It is not enough to bring the movie down with it, of course, but it does lead to some so so scenes. The acting of Martin Freeman as Bilbo was fantastic, and the famous scene between him and Gollum was nothing short of amazing.