I know there's a fair share of LOTR/Hobbit fans on the board. I'm sure a lot of you went and saw the movie last night or are going to see it tonight.
I saw it last night at midnight and it was great. Thoroughly entertaining throughout the entire movie, although it doesn't feel nearly as serious as Lord of the Rings (which is probably their intention). The action was non-stop and Smaug is definitely the best CGI Dragon we will see for a while (unless Thrones really steps up their game).
Compared to the first one, it was much faster paced, even though it was longer. It never felt liek there was a lull in the action or there was just enough to give proper back story. I definitely think it is better than the first one, which I also really enjoyed. However, I'm a fan of anything that transports me back to a world that I love so I'm not exactly the harshest critic of these kinds of movies.
How many of have seen it? Thoughts? Still mad I have to wait another year for the end.