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2.0 out of 5 stars
what a letdown, March 21 2013
Being a huge fan of Tolkien and loving the LOTR movies, I feel extremely dissapointed with this lacklustre effort.
The movie is way too long, the dwarves unpleasant and largely pointless and the childish stabs at humour totally unfunny.
Bilbo comes across as a kind of clownish figure, Gandalf doesn't really know what to do or say and the other characters just bumble around.
The excitement created in LOTR is gone, the special effects are as good as ever, but without a good story line it just plods along from one silly scene to the next. What were you thinking Peter Jackson?. Tolkien I'm sure would be turning in his grave.