Personally, the main thing that prevented me from fully loving this film was the fact that about 95% of the film consisted of nonstop singing, which gets rather tedious in a 2 1/2 hour film. Despite that, however, I was still able to enjoy Les Miserables thanks to an absolutely beautiful visual style, great musical numbers, some intense battle sequences, and truly amazing performances. An I swear to God, if Anne Hathaway doesn't win an Oscar for this film, I'm gonna go apeshit on the Academy.
There is a lot that I liked about it - including the great performances from Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, and Richard Armitage, breathtaking action scenes and absolutely gorgeous visual effects - but unfortunately, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is boggled down by terrible pacing and some very uneventful moments throughout.
I'd heard a lot about this one going in, but I'm sad to say that The Fitzgerald Family Christmas just failed to win me over, as it's just boggled down by some terrible dialogue, uneven pacing, way too many characters to follow (all of which are idiotic and unlikable as hell), and a very generic plot. Not even he terrific leading performance from Edward Burns can save this film from being more than just average.
Yeah, get out your shotguns, I don't care. While it certainly retains some of the flaws that made the previous films so crappy, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 is completely different from any of the previous films, and due to that, it wasn't nearly as bad.