The first 20 minutes of the third and final installment of THE HOBBIT films are the most thrilling action sequences of the entire film. Unfortunately, those 20 minutes should have been the ending of the previous film, THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG. The Warner Bros. and Peter Jackson slice-and-dice one book into three episodic films stretches the drama so thin that we are left with battle after battle of endless video game fighting that is monotonous. This film should have been 30 to 40 minutes of the ending of one film. I hope one day someone takes all three Peter Jackson HOBBIT films and edits them into one 150 minute film. That’s the film I want to see and the one fans of the book deserve.