I will be off to see it sometime over the holidays. Hoping it lives up to the book a little better than the LOTR ones did. Hard ask I guess, but I felt everything was a little clinical on those films.
Nice to have a film that appeals to such a wide age range.
(Fixed that typo, thanks dbmtb, quite inadvertent and ironic! They were not THAT bad.)
I was initially disappointed that he was "stretching" it to 3 films, as the book is pretty short, and the story simple.
However, if the 1st film is anything to go by - it works!!!
A better individual film that any of the LOTR ones (all of which were too long and modern-hobbit-lovey-bonding for my liking). Once the first 30 to 40mins have passed (which are a bit slow), the rest of the film is greta.
Casting for Bilbo is spot-on.
All in all, I was impressed, and looking forward to the next one.
2012 CannondaleSupersix Ultegra (54cm)/2014 Saracen Kili Flyer X (M)