A half an hour into this almost three hour movie and I'm already annoyed. It's beyond ridiculous that this adaption takes three movies to tell a story, and it's even worse when this second one starts out with a retcon (that Tolkien himself wrote to make the Hobbit fit in better with the Lord of the Rings) stating how Gandalf came to meet Thorin. I liked it better when it was more of a mystery to the reader, which is was until I got my excellent annotated version of The Hobbit.
Anyway, the meeting with Beorn is ridiculously short. It's such a fun part of the book, and yet it's cut down to about five minutes.
And all the stuff about the ring. In the book, the ring is just a magic ring. Bilbo doesn't hear whispers, the world doesn't look different, he just uses it. Ugh. It's gonna take forever to get out of the Elf King's prison, since I already know they have to introduce Legolas to us. I'm kind of glad I didn't pay for this, though if I was with the same company I had for the first movie I'm sure my attitude would be better.