In a word? Awesome.
Peter Jackson will be shedding a tear that he doesn't make films like this anymore. It was crude in all the right ways but with an understated slickness holding it together. The camera work was energetic without being over indulgent, the acting was over the top, but that's exactly where it should have been. So good.
I want to watch it again, like right now, but I'll probably have to wait for the final. Sigh.