December 30, 2012
Excellent movie, but the technical limitations of digital 3D were obvious
Largely true to the book, excellent adaptation. I had some doubts about the decision to make it into 3 movies, given that the 3 volume Lord of the Rings only rated 3 movies itself. But no padding was evident, so I'll not complain.
I would take issues with some of the camera acrobatics, which actually had me suffering from motion sickness at one point, and were utterly gratuitous. Also, I frequently noticed that the picture would blur badly during fast motion sequences. That looked to me like evidence the digital storage just wasn't fast enough to handle the job.
But all in all an excellent movie, I can hardly wait for the next one.
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