At the Theater: The Hobbit-The Battle of Five Armies; Afterthoughts
To be honest, I kept my expectations way low. So that might have played a role, but I was plesantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this. Especially since the part I was looking forward to the most, was much shorter than I expected.
I was taken in by the movie. Of course, I take issue with a number of points, but for the sheer entertainment value I got out of it, I don't really mind.