Originally Posted by noodles
Fully agree. It was terrible. I posted on another forum that it was 2/10 and got so much shit for it. There's no excuse for sticking up for this turns of a movie. I've liked every one of the movies before this one (though the first Hobbit wasn't amazing) and just can't understand what people are seeing about this steaming shitpile. There was a good extra hour of panning shots just to try and show off HFR (which looked like shit by the way, action scenes looked like they were on fast forward), making the movie unbearably long. The pace was one of the worst of any movie I've seen, felt like I watched a 5hr movie by the end. My girlfriend also hated it. Literally the only part worth praise was all the Gandalf side stuff, that stuff was pretty cool.
And don't even get me started on that stupid ducking gold statue part, the CG alone is bad, but the entire premise behind that bit was just stupid as fuck.
The funny part about this thread is that the first comment I ever saw from a friend about this movie was that it was "George Lucas bad"