I can see why the critics say what they say. How much has to be in spoilers now? Well, I'll just be a bit careful then just in case. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler Most of the performances are great, if this was during Lord of the Rings with Radagast delivering messages on Gandalf's behalf I'd love it, but... after LotR I shouldn't be surprised, but I'm just so tired of the added angst, but then I am somewhat of a book purist. The elves and dwarves are never on really great terms with each other, but this was ridiculous (like them "sneaking" out of Rivendell). Thorin is far from perfect, but this is really heavy-handed, but again, no surprise after how Aragorn only got Narsil back halfway through the third movie personally from Eldrond. And poor blue wizards, not even Gandalf bothers to remember their names.