The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey premiered last night, and the verdict is split. Some gave Bilbo Baggins and crew a lukewarm reception, while others thought the film was a respectable tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings prequel and Hobbit fans.
Critics claim that the first of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films felt like a drawn-out saga (it is a 300-plus-page novel about a hike, after all), but what did the normal folks on Twitter have to say? We've rounded up some microreviews from moviegoers who shared their initial thoughts after watching the film's debut.