Some brilliant moments set the stage for a phenomenal tale, but it's the bum notes that will be remembered.
Mirkwood, Lake Town, and an awesome Smaug make for an epic adventure
The epic conclusion to the greatest trilogy. It doesn't just stick the landing, it smashed it into another universe. One with elves, and orcs, hobbits and wizards.
It may deviate from the source material, but it does so spectacularly, weaving an epic tale filled with the spirit of Middle-Earth, even if it lacks the facts.
Had everything it needed to be great and then just takes the concept of overkill to a whole new level.
The incredible start to an incredible trilogy. Still hits hard.
One of the greatest battles put to film, combined with an incredible middle chapter of the story. Phenomenal.