48fps was amazing, really legitimizes the fast cuts and camera work style of action, michael bay needs to shoot all his future movies in this lol. but yeah. DAMN. make sure you see it in this format if you can.
plotwise, it was paced pretty good, but god damn what a long movie, and they really stretched the story out, it was less of a "hobbit" movie, and more like "lord of the rings: episode 1"... prequel smell aside, tastefully done, eh some people i watched it with complained that it didn't feel like the hobbit book, but i went into the movie expecting them to "lotr tone" it, so i was prepared
darth maul orc with the ghetto claw hand was pretty lulz