Written December 15, 2012
I had no idea what a difference the HFR 3D would make. It was the most visually stunning movie I've ever seen, and of course that it was The Hobbit, was perfection! The movie was amazing, and lived up and surpassed expectations. I would not see this one any other way than the HRF 3D, it was like being right there in the movie the whole time. Awesome!!! We will definitely be seeing this one again!
Written December 16, 2012
Saw it in 3D HFR and was blown away with the clarity. There are lots of movies out there that we all complain about not being true to the book, this one was excruciatingly filled with detail from the book. Although they did take some artistic license with the plot, I thought it flowed well and was surprised how quick the time flew. It did leave me with the same feeling I had after the first LOTR, wishing they had gone a bit farther but with anticipation for the next in the trilogy.
Written December 14, 2012
the high frame rate is distracting. There is no place in the image display to suspend disbelief. Any physical inconsistency is magnified by it. Particularly challenging were Dwarves juggling dishes and Dwarves cave-goblin-city wall slaloming on a stretch of rickety carpentry that a. miraculously survives just enough to save our heroes and b. can be seen staying upright with our heroes aloft in eerie detail through the whole descent from goblin city height to craggy final depth. kind of reminded me of watching "Thunderbirds". The story is a bit slow getting started. There are really great parts. Andy Serkis's Golem steals the movie. The last 20 seconds are killer
Written February 10, 2013
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Written August 01, 2014
Even though The Hobbit was my least of all favorite books including the Lord of the Rings, I still loved it. The movie held it's place where it belonged... still not quite as good as LotR, but still amazing!