This was a pretty good movie, and they went way off the path of the book in this one.  I was a little upset at how small a part Beorn played, but I suppose he doesn’t really fit in too much to the rest of the story, or the Middle Earth mythos.  I hope they still have him as one of the epic fighters in the final battle sequence.  I really like the parts they added in with Gandalf, as it is really cool to see a lot more of something that was only vaguely referred to in the book.  I went with Jeff and his friends, and enjoyed the experience.