I enjoyed quite a lot but haven't fully laid out all of the details that made me smile.
I loved seeing a lady dwarf! If you missed it, shame on you.
I liked the way the movie was setting a framework that would tie into the trilogy films, such as Old Bilbo's narration on his birthday at the start, the scenes of the fall of Dale where you see a young boy watching a doll burn which made me think of our future hero, Bard. Also the way that Peter Jackson included details such as the children of Dale with their many toys - the fact that the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain were also famous for their toys would have been easy to overlook in such a film.
Martin Freeman as Bilbo was excellent, as was Balin, two of the shining stars of the films for me.
I loved the way the end tied in the message of the moon runes by following the thrush all the way to the steps of the secret door where his cracking of the snail shells awakens Smaug from his slumber. That along with the very unlikely timing of making it to Rivendell on just the right day of the year to have read the moon runes really makes the entire adventure feel fated - possibly even more effectively than it was portrayed in the books.
I wasn't sure I would like the Stone Trolls scene, but it turned out quite funny.
Seeing the historical battle between Thorin and Azog was great - loved all of the dwarves in their various armours and the scope of the battle. The dwarf with the mohawk made me giggle as it reminded me of the hairstyle options in the game.
Gollum's acting was amazing - really great the way he switched between his two personalities. And 'the pity that stayed Bilbo's hand' was well done indeed. I like how that was included since it will tie in so well with the scenes in the trilogy where Frodo wonders that Bilbo didn't kill him and later taking pity upon Smeagol himself.
Radagast's Quenya chanting. An Elrond less troubled by his daughter's fate. The elvish minstrel that the dwarves laugh at lol
Lots more, but those things off the top of my head!
"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."
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