This movie was a joy to watch. At nearly 3 hours long it felt like only minutes went by. There was never a dull moment and the scenery the way it was filmed was nothing short of spectacular. What a master Peter Jackson is to bring these wonderful books alive like this, the was acting superb, middle earth superb, the shire beautiful, the elves stunning. I so want to live in the Shire! Andy Serkis never disappointing as the tragic and vile creature Gollum, I will definitely go and see this again. Just go and see this movie - it is truly spectacular in every way. I have nothing negative to say about it.