So I finally saw it last Monday and loved it. I love how more of the Tolkien legendarium was explained than in LOTR, and the familiar faces like Hugo Weaving and Kate Blanchett made it feel familiar and more of a continuation in a giant LOTR saga than a prequel 10 years later. And visually, it was incredible. I saw it in IMAX 3D (Against my wishes) but even still it was a good movie, I got used to the 3D after awhile. If only the original Trilogy had this kind of VFX and editing, holy crap.