I just saw this again today. His angry Mr. Thornton was coming out when he was yelling at orcs. I thought he was going to hit someone. And his Bilbo hate after leaving Rivendell just felt so forced, just so they could set up Bilbo saving them and his whole 'I've never been more wrong' bit. I had a hard time emotionally connecting with the characters too. Everything's told or overstated. Still mostly fun though.