What's up with you sissies that were crying during this movie? I was a little teary as well, but that was because my arse was killing me.
Peter Jackson may be a great director but I really think 3 hours was a little over-indulgent. (The final LOTR movie bored the crap out of me too.) If this movie had been an hour shorter I would have enjoyed it a LOT more - good cast (I even liked Jack Black, and I usually loathe him) and really spectacular effects. The real bummer was, I guess, that like Titanic, I knew what was going to happen at the end - and it took so loooooooong to get there.