Written December 27, 2012
Good visuals, more leisurely pace so you get to enjoy the setting and characters more. But avoid the IMAX presentation if you don't want your ears blasted off your head. Any dramatic or battle scenes are WAY TOO LOUD, and even so-called background music is loud enough to be uncomfortable. The volume of IMAX presentations, I'm told by my theatre manager, is stipulated by contract, so the theatre is not able to lower the volume at patrons' request. Instead, see The Hobbit in a non-IMAX presentation where the volume can be set to a more appropriate level by theatre management.
Written August 03, 2015
The Lord of the Rings trilogies blew me away, so when "The Hobbit" came out I didn't know what to expect. I haven't read any of the books, therefore watching the flick was a surprise from start to finish for me. The movie made for a great story with excellent cinematography and wonderful acting. By introducing the characters again, it is easier to understand how they were changed later in the Lord of the Rings series. This grown up adaptation of the book is intended more for teens and up. Although the film is less dark than the rest of the series there is plenty of trolls and things that go bump in the night throughout the movie. The best way to experience the entire "journey" is to see the flick is IMAX 3-D, then sit back and get ready to hear a good story
Written January 01, 2013
This movie was absolutely a waste of time and money. I enjoyed the Imax 3D experience as always. However, it was fight scene after fight scene. I actually did not mind going to the bathroom during this movie.. Way to long! Save you money and wait until it comes out on DVD or Blu-ray.
Written April 18, 2015
Regal opened a new 16 screen theatre here in Bellingham and I used this as an excuse to see the IMAX 3-D version of The Hobbit. For Peter Jackson fans this is a "must Go"; others may find the extensive stretching of the meager story in to three films a bit of a money-grabbing slog. BUT the film is well-crafted and acted with more of a humerous tinge than the Lord of the Rings (maybe that should have been six films?). The 3-D effects were balanced and not gimmicky. Overall, even at $17 for the IMAX, the film is quite worthy.
Written December 16, 2012
I was very disapointed with Peter Jackson this time around. Should have just done one movie and stuck to the book, not add all that extra stuff that wasn't even in the book. I predict, no awards for Jackson this time around.