December 27, 2012
Die Hard Fans Won't Cringe But This IS NOT a Suitable Complement To The LOR.
I left the theater, frankly, somewhat disappointed. BUT don't mistake that comment as meaning I had a bad experience. Perhaps my expectations were unrealistically high but somehow I was left with an emptiness of sorts, wanting more than what I just got if you will..... Anyway, this installment's far from an improvement. The photographic choices were a HUGE mistake. There are others as well but you'll read that over and over again. What I can add is very little to what's already been said and written but after seeing all versions, HFR, 3D, 2D, and IMAX, I can recommend with absolute certainty the best format choice is 2D. Other than the less than stellar accolades some have ascribed here, I would add one redemption about this film. Even in it's mildly disappointing form, it's so far and beyond most everything one would see on the big screen, as to not even be comparable by rare exception. In other words, see it. It's definitely a movie worthwhile for one to experience.
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