"I don't quite understand the harsh review this movie is getting here.
I watched it to times, and when you can accept that they changed the story quite a bit (as they did with the Lord of the Rings, btw), it's a very enjoyable film.
I don't understand why they made it into 3 movies either, but to be honest I think it works better than I expected, and I can't wait for the other two.
I also think it's ridiculous that the time reviewer complains about the movie beeing too light and similiar to kids-TV, when the book is clearly a childrens book. It's not the Lord of the Rings, and it shouldn't be."