At first I was wondering if I was in fact watching the extended version everything seemed familiar didn't see any new parts until the last battle and thankfully this version addressed some of the faults I had with the movie. The main one? The fact that most of Thorin's company is not shown fighting after they join the battle. So happy to see them back in the extended version. Why do all that character development to not use them for the second half of the third movie?
It was also a lot bloodier then the theater version. No surprise there since the added scenes are not rated. Still wasn't perfect but better. The last battle still felt off, to me it was like abattle zone from World of Warcraft. The drawves has the brewfest Rams and those who went with them were acting all elitist while the horde were more organized with the battle. I even made the mistake while watching the appearance of the orcs by saying here come the horde! Hubby had a good laugh with that oops. The flags reminded me of arathi basin. Still it can be a fun movie if you turn off some of the annoyances I had about it like not enough Fili. Though they'd have a little more of him in the extended version since he dies but no oh well. Guess if I want more Dean O'Gorman I need to rewatch The Almighty Johnsons hmm I might just do that ;). Ok I'm out of here for now.