It was a good movie, and while I really liked the character development with the Dwarves, my issue with the movie was that it couldn't make up its mind if it wanted to be The Hobbit or a Lord of the Rings prequel. Bringing back everyone from LOTR seemed almost desperate to remind us the film was a prelude to the LOTR trilogy and all the cameos actually made the film less effective IMO, like Elijah Wood's cameo, which served absolutely no purpose other than Peter Jackson winking to the fans "hey, remember this guy?! Oh, you do, well, just in case you didn't..." Even the music score was from LOTR. I guess I wanted The Hobbit to be its own thing. My other issue was the inconsistent tone of the film, it couldn't make up its mind if it was supposed to be a Disney movie or an epic mythology. Other than Gandalf and Gollum, old Bilbo should have been the only one returning, and even old Bilbo wasn't necessary.