There were most certainly better films to choose from at my local movie complex ('Foxcatcher' or 'Interstellar' for instance) (but then I almost decided on 'Mortdecai' as well, before I viewed the trailer and changed my mind!) but as this exceptionally bleak winter has created a pressing need for escapism (and I had my ten-year-old with me) I ended up in front of 'The Hobbit'.
Escapism it was, of course! Pretty pictures. Not much of a plot. (The story is all in the title, really.) A bit long, especially considering you know all along how will end. Orlando Bloom looks middle-aged and overweight, although he is neither.
In short, although this is indeed not a great film, it is definitely a great show.