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I could not conceivably care one whit less about any of this movie's purported flaws. The movie took me where I wanted to go. Like I blogged in my own review, it felt like it was made FOR ME. I was one happy camper watching this movie!

Tom W

You saw it exactly as I saw it.

And I saw it in 3D and 48 fps and still saw it the same way. And I'll see it again, too.

Lance Mannion

Jaquandor, Link, man! Link!

J's review's here, folks: In a hole in the ground, there lived...

Rebecca Clayton

The mines of Moira? Twice? Are you sure you're not reading from the Tolkien Sarcasm Pages?

Lance Mannion

Rebecca, Yikes! Thanks for the catch. All fixed.


You're a bit more critical of it than I am, who went fully prepared to love it and very much did, but great review.


I went prepared to dislike it, but found I liked it anyway. Yes, I wish he had cut great swathes of it, because it's way too long, and I didn't like the cartoon aspects of the rock-em, sock-em stone giants and the goblin battle, but Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis make up for all manner of ills.


You know I utterly loved this movie. Like Jaquandor, I got exactly what I expected and wanted out of it. A lovely trip back to Middle Earth.

Cathie from Canada

Thanks for this. I wasn't sure about whether to see this, but I missed so much of what was left out of Lord of the Rings, so now I'm looking forward to the complete Hobbit (as soon as I am no longer contagious due to shingles!)

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