Average at best WW2 combat movie. Unlikeable characters. Nothing I hadn't seen before in other (better) war films. Saving Private Ryan this ain't. Not even Brad could save this one. A rental if you have nothing else to watch. Otherwise skip it.
Eagles AGAIN?! Give me a break. Was that even in the book? I was silently cheering when Thorin died. Yep. I said it. He sure ain't no Aragorn. I was sick of him before the group left the Shire. And the elf-dwarf love triangle? Worthless waste of screen time. That whole subplot should have been cut. It seems the editors on this series were afraid to say NO to Peter Jackson. On ANYTHING. Would have worked better as one film.