Caught this last Sunday and it was way better than An Unexpected Journey. Glad I'm not the only one who thinks the Orcs look a tad better but that isn't saying much. They look too video-gamey i.e. Azog. Smaug on the other hand was EPIC.
A lot of people were pissed that it ended the way it did. Some thought it was only 2 movies while others felt it was bullshit to end it in the middle of the action.
Those 2 hours really went by fast.