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Why you bitches not be talkin' about this movie?  I loved it.  I loved the LotR trilogy and I have read most of Tolkien's works that are Middle Earth based.  My mom read me the Hobbit when I was very young and she would act out all the voices.  It was very nice seeing a face to the voices.  Also, it was beautiful seeing Rivendell.  For me, it was like seeing it for the first time again.  The only complaint I had is that Azog should have been better textured/animated.  He looked too fake but the CGI was necessary to give him a more intimidating look.  

 

Bofur, Balin, and Thorin (by the end) are my favorite dwarves.  

 

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Saw it in 48fps, 3D on Imax.

 

Loved it, the 3D isn't over done, it's just the right amount, the 48fps motion sickness deal is for faggots who probably don't like window seats whilst travelling and as for opinion; Loved it.

 

1 outta 3 ain't bad.

 

Ok so lets first talk technical; the 48 looked amazing but with one slight flaw; you know when you watch something shot for standard def up-scaled and it looks a little hokey, some of the recycled sets unfortunately have that look, but beyond that, it felt fluid, more natural, the colours and textures really popped and despite some critics missing the point ("It made it look 'too realistic' and is a waste on a fantasy film" - The Metro), of course you want a fantasy film to look realistic, it helps create suspension of disbelief and draw your audience in.

 

As for the film, a fantastic adventure and despite the complaint that it "takes too long" to get going, people really need patience, there is nothing wrong with setting up Bilbo as the reluctant hero and taking the time to develop on that, it's called characterisation, it's why people love the Gimli/Legolas scenes. The action beats are genuinely interesting and despite people complaining that some of them are a little "kiddy" I would like to remind them, this film is based on a childrens book and isn't meant to be LotR, it's its own product that so happens to take place in Middle Earth and have some of the same characters. Speaking of which, Radaghast is brilliant, Sylvester McCoys performance is pitch perfect and if you don't want the bunny sledge you have no soul. Also the goblin cave scene was brilliantly executed and the use of 3D used effectively with stray missiles seeming to fly out at the audience, but whilst still keeping the action focused on what's going on.

 

That said, I actually like 3D but I do recognise that for a lot of films it's also completely unnessacery and inappropriate, films like Dredd 3D (Which you fuckers didn't see so had better pick it up on DVD or Blu-Ray) and The Hobbit however show off the technology at it's best, keep it subtle, almost unnoticeable until you have the right moment to wow your audience with.

 

So is it perfect? No the flow is a little off, the dwarves aren't quite as developed as I'd like and sometimes the moments tying in LotR elements feel a little tacked on, but still I give it a solid 8/10. But if you're not a fan of LotR or the book, make it a 7/10.

 

 

 

As an aside; there is a scene in the film that absolutely reminded me of that other all time classic fantasy featuring a band of dwarves Time Bandits, the way it's shot and the events that take place, feel like they were lifted straight from a Terry Gilliam film. You'll know the bit when you see it.

 

Also what is it with movie goers incredible hostility to new technology? Seriously the last time we saw this kind of backlash was against the use of CGi in the 90's, CGi that without need I remind you we wouldn't have had LotR, Avengers Assemble Star Trek 09 and the Star Wars prequels... ok so it's not all good. But my point is, there is always a learning curve with new tech and the more you pour money into it, the more studios will relent and allow more advances to be made, in other words; By not supporting 3D you're potentially depriving me of my very own Holodeck, and why would you do that?


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This is a good review and as someone that saw it the first day it came out I agree with most of what you said really. Not as good as any of the Lord of the Rings movies for my money but I still loved it and the 3D really was brilliant. I fear that them dragging it out into 3 movies might be a problem but I trust Peter Jackson at this point.


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I liked it. I have to say I didn't notice any difference with the extra frames, probably would've been more noticeable had there been trailers before the movie. But yeah I liked it. That one dwarf, Kili, is damn hot. I have to say I spent most of the time thinking about how amazing Tolkien is.


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I have always loved the LOTR since i was a little boy........ And when i saw The Hobbit it was just......just.....AMAZING


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I have always loved the LOTR since i was a little boy........ And when i saw The Hobbit it was just......just.....AMAZING

Same here...but the only thing bad about it is the fact they make a book about an inch, maybe less, in to a trilogy...i just doesnt work


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Same here...but the only thing bad about it is the fact they make a book about an inch, maybe less, in to a trilogy...i just doesnt work

I know they spent longer making the books then  the FilmZz :facepalm:


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Same here...but the only thing bad about it is the fact they make a book about an inch, maybe less, in to a trilogy...i just doesnt work

Actually given the book is clearly divided into 3 acts, it works perfectly.


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It was amazing, genuinely can't wait for the next two to come out if I'm quite honest. Just hope they don't spoil it. 


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I know they spent longer making the books then  the FilmZz :facepalm:

Hahahah. 


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I have always loved the LOTR since i was a little boy........ And when i saw The Hobbit it was just......just.....AMAZING


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