Saw it for the third time (2nd in proper 2D) and enjoyed it again... It seemed not as long after the first time. Besides the awesomeness of Gollum and the riddles, I think the Eagles are my next favorite thing... they look great and those scenes are among the most gorgeous in the movie, right up w/Rivendell. It's an interesting contrast between the Wargs and the Eagles in terms if how they look. I guess feathers are easier to model than fur?