If you did, what were your thoughts?
I'll start right off with the movie itself. From looking at what the critics were saying, I went into this expecting a lesser product than what we got with the LOTR films. I also heard that the movie was drawn out and went slowly.
In my experience, not only was this movie about on par with the previous trilogy, it did not seem long whatsoever. The almost 3 hours flew by before I knew what happened. I wasn't optimistic about turning this one book into a long trilogy, but if the next two sequels flow as well as this movie, I'll be just fine with it. It seems like they've added every detail that was in the book, as well as expanded upon what was in the Appendices to the LOTR. 9/10 from me.
Now the negative. This may just have been the IMAX theater I went to, but the 3D was absolutely horrible. It felt like I was watching the movie without glasses the whole time. I could consistently see 2 images throughout the movie. I will be going to another IMAX close to me next weekend to compare, and I would also like to catch it in the HFR format in that same theater at some point. Just need to find someone else willing to go with.