This movie is amazing. Just watched it in 3D 48fps and it was simply stunning. It has one of the best action scenes you will see this year, Tauriel doesn't feel like she's shoehorned in but as a part of the story. The trip through Demster forest is stunning, Dol Guldur is a feast for the eyes and Smaug, well Smaug is breathtaking. In my opinion Peter Jackson has redeemed himself after the slow first part and this movie is a treat for any fan of the fantasy genre.
@Darthintrepid Watched this on your recommendation and it didn't disappoint, good shout Darth.
If you like this you might like the anime ultra violent film 'Fist of the North Star' (not to be confused with the porno film with a similar title).