Yeah, saw it yesterday. About 45 ;minutes into it I realized that Bilbo still hadn’t gotten out of his home. I said to myself “Self, they aren’t going to have much time to have an adventure before the movie’s over. Bummer!” Then at about the 2 and a half hour mark I realized that I’d heard that it had been split into a trilogy. So they had lots of time to have an adventure.
A lot more animation in this one than in LOTR.
The extras added by Peter Jackson are actually helpful and tie the timelines of the two stories together for the non-Tolkien-geeks. It’s been a long time since I read “The Hobbit” but all the essentials are in the movie. There may have been places where Jackson embellished a bit but it was still a fun movie and it’s only 1/3 over.
Unfortunately I bought a ticket to the wrong theater and saw it in 2D instead of 3D. Gotta go back today or tomorrow to see it in 3D (24 frame/sec). But I’d have to go about 120 miles to see in 3D (48 frames/sec) as it was meant to be seen.