I did not read the book and that is probably a good thing.
I loved this movie. 10/10. It was pure joy. I do not have any of the complaints most of you seem to have. The pacing was great. The songs were great. Everything was great. This is 100% why I love movies. There was action, humor, suspense, thrilling scenes and lots of mystery.
It is quite possible that some of you are just impossible to please. Really sad, actually. This is a movie, not life and death.
Thank you, Mr Jackson for yet another awesome and enjoyable movie.