Here are a couple of early reviews from the world premiere yesterday.
P.S. I'm going to see Big Hero 6 on Thursday and Mockingjay Part 1 again next week!!
"...a fitting cap to an extended series that, if nothing else, has transformed Tolkien’s place in the wider culture. His books were once strictly for spotty teen nerds (I think we’ve all been there), and while The Battle of the Five Armies is unlikely to repeat the Oscar sweep that greeted the conclusion of Jackson’s first Tolkien trilogy, in truth it is just as enjoyable as each of the five films that came before it."
"It’s impressive that having brought to the screen so many quality battles throughout The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson can still find new ways to thrill and excite here. The level of detail and thought shines through in everything from the new troll catapults, to the close quarter combat in a crumbling tower."