Julie’s review published on Letterboxd:
Haters to the motherfucking left. I really enjoyed Hobbit 1, despite its many faults (which have all been cataloged at great length, so I will skip that, except for saying - wayyyy too much action shot in close-up/ medium close-up, and that one riff on the LotR theme toward the beginning that was so corny it made my ears bleed).
Additionally, this was my first 3D film (it was also the 48 fps version, which yea, was terribly distracting at times). I was surprised by how much I liked the 3D experience. I feel like I'm betraying the film gods by saying this, but I did actually feel that I was even more engrossed in the movie because of it.
Martin Freeman was the best, I actually enjoyed the Gollum sequence in this one, I felt some actual emotion, and I had a good time. That was enough for me.
Also, this is the best.