I'm not sure if all those other reviews were from people who saw the same film as I did! This long anticipated movie was everything I expected from Peter Jackson and more! I kept waiting for the boring parts to begin, but they never did! I was absolutely delighted to be in the company of some of my beloved LOTR characters & places again....Bilbo, Gandalph's wise & calming voice, Frodo's blue eyes, Elrond & the idyllic elves, the wonderful shire, and those gruesome Orcs, etc.
Not only is there humor, but lots of adventure & thrills on this "Unexpected Journey"! I found myself on the edge of my seat for much of the movie because we saw it in I-MAX, 3-D. I loved every single minute of THE HOBBITT!