December 17, 2012
I went to see this yesterday in HFR and 3D. I'm usually not a big fan of 3D, so I had hoped that the HFR would make me a convert. For me, unfortunately, it was even more distracting than regular 3D. The HFR is truly ultra-clear and more real. The problem is that a movie is, well, a movie, and not reality. Thus I thought the 48fps make it look less realistic and more staged. The detail it presents is amazing, and the clarity in action scenes is also amazing. In certain scenes such as some action scenes and the Gollum lake scene it did work pretty well. But in most scenes I found it to be very distracting and kept me from becoming engaged in the story. I think there is a ways to go with this new tech before/if they get it right.
I guess I can't suggest that someone NOT go see the new tech; you might like it, as some seem to. But if you want to play it safe and only see the movie once (I'm going to go back and watch it in 2D), then you might want to consider the 2D version.
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