My parents and I went to see the hobbit today. We've seen the first two films on release day, and even though film two bored us to pieces, we were committed to seeing the trilogy through to the end.
All three of us found the film incredibly boring. If the cut out approximately 1 hour of plotless waring, it would have been a great movie. I was the only one who managed to stay awake all the way through (I even had to stop Dad from snoring)
If war isn't your thing, I suggest you avoid the hobbit, as the fighting tends to be a bit plotless, and the swoshing is way too ear piercing and loud.