Just saw it, and honestly, I think I liked this 1 the most of the 5 that have been released so far.
I didn't have any real expectations, and actually thought The Unexpected Journey was pretty weak.
This one is a lot of action, but I'm sure that there will be mixed reviews since it strays by far the most from the source material from what I've heard by those that are more of an authority on the subject than I am.
Also, I thought they did a great job with creating Smaug, and the 3D and higher frame rate on the Navy Pier *real* IMAX was beautifully done and used well I think!
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