January 18th, 2013, 01:51 AM
I agree that we didn't need to see these things again. The escape from the Goblin King, especially, because even though it was so similar, they left out the small matter of suspense. When I was watching everyone swaying on that pillar of rock in Moria, I was in genuine fear that they would fall. I had read the books a dozen times, and I knew that no one would fall, I knew that the movie would never deviate from the books that far, and yet I was cringing in my seat waiting for someone to plummet to their death. In The Hobbit, I always felt that they were all safe.
Originally Posted by phil_geo
In spite of that, I enjoyed the movie. I didn't love it, but I liked it enough that I intend to go see it again. And I thought it was just the right length.