Saw it this afternoon and enjoyed it. The one thing I was most worried about was well done in the movie, and that was the dragon. I was scared Smaug would be totally under-represented visually, and was happily surprised with the footage that included him. Well done there.
And having seen this, and now onto a LOTR/Hobbit #1 movie marathon, it struck me that ol' J.R.R. had somewhat of a thing with gargantuan stone statues and secret passages.
World Champion Seattle Seahawks football. It's an addiction, and there is no cure.