I kid, I kid. Yes, I mostly saw it to kill time. No, I'm not much of a fan of hobbits, dwarves or dragons. I've actually yearned for a Frodo-free version of the LOTR movies. But I've seen all other movies and it was something to do...
I actually listened to LOTR on audiobook, but thinking back I'm not positive I actually finished ROTK.
So as I might have implied, I've always found Frodo to be a shrimpy annoying git, and it kind of turned me off hobbits. But Bilbo... it seems like he does less stupid stuff, and he cries a whole lot less, and he hardly ever gets that I'm Constipated expression on his face, and no one has to carry him around like a load of laundry. He may in fact redeem hobbits for me.
I still think that making Richard Armitage a dwarf is a criminal underuse of Richard Armitage's considerable hawtness.
Kili you adorable dope.
I could practically hear the MST3K/Rifftrax guys during the scenes with Legolas and Tauriel. Especially the fight scene in Lake-Town. "Oh you son of a bitch. You made me bleed. I AM TOO PRETTY TO BLEED."
Speaking of elves, LEGOLAS, YO DADDY IS CRAY-CRAY.
Speaking of Thranduil, I never would have recognized Lee Pace from Pushing Daisies.
Oh, and Luke Evans as Bard so resembled Orlando Bloom as Will Turner that it kind of threw me out of the story.
My dragon issues: I know a lot of people who love dragons. Me, if I'm looking at fantasy novels and there's a dragon on the cover, I probably will avoid that one. They just don't do anything for me. (Unless they're named Toothless. OMG I LOVE YOU TOOTHLESS.) I generally find them neither awe-inspiring nor scary. But Smaug freaked me out a little bit, I'll admit. The CGI was pretty nice, and the way they showed his movements... I guess more than anything it reminded me of the feeling I got seeing the velociraptors from Jurassic Park when I was 11.
Legolas seeing the picture in the locket... the whole theater cracked up.
The end of the movie... the whole theater groaned loudly.
Finally, I don't understand why they didn't just ask the giant eagles from the end of the last movie to fly them to the Lonely Mountain. It just seems like it would have saved a lot of trouble.