Anyone who is a fan and loved LOTR will indeed love this movie. Telling the tale of Bilbo on this epic journey, you see a bit of yourself in him. I thought it would be hard to give enough screen time to the large cast of characters but you find that you do get to know each one and their quarks that make the movie more of an adventure. I really didn't notice the over 2 hour run time as I was too involved in the story. Enjoy.