As a cinephile who finds a reason to love every film, I'll tell you now that I was genuinely bored. Yes, I did read the books. Yes, I did enjoy them. This movie is definitely the weakest of the series. I'm sure that Lionsgate wanted to get the "boring" things out of the way in order to set the stage for a climactic final film, like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 but, this felt like a drawn out mess. If you look forward to paying into Holloywood's grand scheme of splitting films for profit, please by all means, go. I can say that after shelling out a fair amount of cash to my local monopoly of a theater, that this night was a complete waste. The feeling of happiness that usually accompanies me out the door post-film has been replaced by an angry, stressed one. I should have taken my own advice when I skipped out on the much drawn out cash grab known as the Hobbit series and stopped seeing anything that is split into parts.