Just seen Beorn, consider me unimpressed.
I loved damn near all of the design work on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings
trilogy (For my money the best blockbusters ever made!), but on these films the work seems lesser. I thought the dwarves and Radagast in the last movie looked lame, and I'm getting the same vibe from Beorn.
Not hugely enthused about the idea of an Extended Edition of the first film either. I liked the movie but it was way too padded out. The Extended Edition for Jackson's The Two Towers
actually made the film way better because so much was underdeveloped in the Theatrical Cut. Here I think we'll see an already meandering film meander that little bit extra.