Sam Thompson’s review published on Letterboxd:
My friends and I started our extended edition Hobbit marathon at 10 today. Ugghhhhh it’s gonna be a long 9 hours and I’ve already eaten too many Doritos.
Jackson stretches this story to its absolute limits. I like the characters, action and visuals so I can survive the messy screenplay, length and sluggish pace.
The escape from the goblin kingdom and Gollum sequence is downright awesome and makes the film worth watching.
More of my thoughts of the trilogy as a whole is in my review of the last film.