See it in

48 FPS is awesome!

By midrider
Written December 14, 2012
Very realistic 3D, not overdone with the flying at you effects. The Dwarves singing Misty Mountaisn is haunting and awesome in surround sound. Can't wait to see The Desolation of Smaug in 2013!
18 out of 36 found this helpful. Did you?


By pantherose
Written December 14, 2012
I felt like I was actually there walking in Middle Earth. It looked so real. The story does not follow the book all the way. There were quite a few hollywood bits thrown in. This is one movie you HAVE to see in the theater! I plan to see it again and will purchase it once it comes out!
16 out of 21 found this helpful. Did you?


By Ozwarzone
Written February 09, 2016
Been waiting for this movie for a long time. I kinda had a feeling it would be bloated. three movies from one book. and Jackson did show in King Kong that he can drag a scene to the point of the audience saying "Enough already, get on with the movie". and I never been a fan of the 48fps technique. But WOW!! the Hobbit, Is just an awesome movie. beautifully crafted and wonderfully told. Not bloated at all. I opted for the usual 24 instead of the 48 (Which AMC calls High Frame on the ticket) in 3D. The 3D complemented it very well. And just like LOTR Jackson was not only very true to the book, but also to his original vision of middle earth. the characters, the language, everything. just like LOTR. Now he did add his own parts to tie it in with the Lord of the Rings. But did it in a way that it didn't interfere with the movie at all in fact it added to the flavor.
15 out of 25 found this helpful. Did you?

A decent 48fps tech demo and a good movie.

By clwnfrt
Written December 16, 2012
I like the HFR technology for what it's going to bring to the cinema, but the execution has to be right. There was an obvious difference in what was animated and what was real. There is whole new level of realism that just didn't seem combined correctly. I liked the movie itself and think the whole experience may have been different in 24fps.
12 out of 21 found this helpful. Did you?

HFR sucks but HOBBIT is worth a one-time watch.

By faaltugiri
Written December 15, 2012
Saw it on Friday Night on a HFR screen. Its like watching a Soap Opera, a TV show. That being said the movie itself has some scenes which could be avoided to reduce the running time. Scenes like the 2 mountains fighting, gandalf's wizard companion resurrection of some mouse, the dwarf fighting the 3 giant orcs until gandalf turns them into a stone, these scenes just prolong the movie and bore you. Thou one-time watch definitely due to the spectacular 3D effects and visuals.
12 out of 21 found this helpful. Did you?