E.C. Myers, young adult author, captures my feelings about this decision quite accurately:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies? That sounds really long and boring... Fitting for this excessive trilogy. http://t.co/got7m1QuyTBut let's be honest: Jackson could call this movie The Hobbit: I Can Haz Dragonz? vs. Orcnado! And Also A Climactic Battle Will Take Up 9/10 Of This Movie So Give Me UR Moneys Plz and, well...you get the picture.
— E.C. Myers (@ecmyers) April 25, 2014
I loved the LOTR films. They are some of my favorite films of all time. But The Hobbit movies just feel like...well, they feel like this, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is certainly no exception.
...but, yeah, I'll definitely still see it.