After a hard-to-get-into first act, a trip to Rivendell reminds us what we love about the Peter Jackson's vision of Middle-earth: Gollum! Gandalf the Grey! Spectacular orcs of all sizes! As Bilbo Baggins, Martin Freeman (Sherlock) wears hairy feet extremely well, and just wait until you see the fire-breathing first look at the dragon Smaug. Or the clash between two warring mountains. (You read that right.) By the end, all we wanted was to stay in our seats and watch Part 2.