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the hobbit: an unexpected journey

By don8522
Written December 17, 2012
Great efects, really great 3D, only thing I can see wrong with the movie is it is not the whole thing. Stopped the movie before it was over as per the book. What the hell! If this was part 1, state that this is part 1. I felt really let down. How long before we get to see the rest?
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Unexpected Journey is absolutely right!

By Fliks2see
Written December 25, 2012
I went into this movie with my doubts yet from the first frame I was drawn in. Introducing the movie via 2 of the key characters from LOTRO just before it begins was a stroke of genius. This movie was a fun and unexpected experience..you.. well at least I forgot I was in the theater. The movie moves at such at a pace that you are drawn into the adventure yourself not only that ..the characters both good and evil hold your attention. The costumes, the sets, the makeup and the music and the songs amazing. The cgi was extraordinary...the Goblin King, the warg riders, Azog was absolutely fantastic. The bit with Bert, Bill and Tom was so very funny but the funniest and also the most endearing was the first meeting with Gollum...that was so classic. Seeing this movie in IMAX 3D brought this picture to life significantly. Yes its Peter Jackson's movie but it was Guillermo Del Toro's input which sealed it for me I knew I HAD TO SEE what Del Toro brought to The Hobbit..spectacular.
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not as much walking

By suzansgs
Written October 30, 2014
The singing was a little weird and not repeated (which begs the question of why it was there at all). I also can't figure out why this is going to take 3 movies to get through.
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The Hobbit

By kpasa
Written October 22, 2014
Being a big fan of the whole Lord of the Rings trillogy, the experience on seeing it on IMAX 3D just blew me away. Can't wait for the secual. IMAX is the way to go........
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All About The Theatre & Tech

By eodo
Written December 30, 2012
So I have seen the Hobbit in both standard HFR 3D in a normal theater and now also in a brand new (only 2 weeks old) IMAX HFR 3D. Definitely would say the IMAX screen and more encompassing screen does make the movie spectacle better, but there was something else I was not expecting, the SOUND. The brand new IMAX in our area has an incredible sound system. It is not one with the latest Dolby ATMOS, but it was night and day compared to the standard (aging theater). You felt and sense the movie so much more. Some of Gandalf explosions rumbled through your chest as if you were standing there to witness its live. The clarity and channel separation made the sound-scape feel real. It was beautiful. Best sounding movie I have ever heard. IMAX HFR 3D vs standard HFR 3D, IMAX wins hands down just for the field of view. Since The Hobbit was not shot in IMAX and sampled digitally it IMAX format I didn't expect any greater detail and I didn't notice any. HFR is hopefully the future
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