Saw the Hobbit last night, and quite frankly, it's a piece of crap. Peter Jackson has really gone over the deep end with this one. It's far too long and stuffs in far too much crap that doesn't serve the story, just so Jackson can link it to the LOTR trilogy, instead of letting it stand on its own. This always should've been one family friendly movie and not so closely linked to the trilogy. Bilbo gets very little in the way of character development until his forced actions during the climax. The worst offenders are the cartoonish goblins and orcs that are renders in horrible CG instead of makeup, the goblin king comes off as horribly unbeleivable, while most of the action set pieces are set against fake backdrops. Hell, even the fire in the fireplace in Bilbos house was CG, it's just a horrid misuse of the technology that takes away from the grounded realism that the LOTR trilogy had with it's miniatures and make-up. Overall, it's a mess of a movie that doesn't have me excited at all for the next two films.