First off, you should know I didn’t really like the first movie. I liked parts of it, but personally it was a little too long and I felt a little bored mid-way through it. However, I saw the second movie yesterday and unlike the first one I never felt like the story was stretched too much. The pacing was good, there was a lot of stuff going on that kept me interested and the things that weren’t from the book really enhanced the story and didn’t feel like filler to me.
I also liked the litte love story between Tauriel and Kili. I don’t get why people don’t like Tauriel in the first place. I know she’s not in the books, but she’s pretty bad-ass!
Two thumbs up from me.
Also, that ending! Arg! Time to re-read the book..