Opinions on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are like those bookends that came with the collector's edition of The Fellowship of the Ring. Lots of people have 'em, but no one knows quite what to do with them.
Jason and I had very different takes The Hobbit. We both agreed the 48fps tech is a bust, but Jason found the film to be perfectly fun, if a saddled with some pacing problems. From his largely positive review: