Written December 30, 2012
I had read the book and taught the book to 8th graders so I was familiar with the characters and plot. I truly enjoyed the movie from that perspective. If you go see the movie, you must see it in 3D. The special effects are amazing. There are points where the people look like they are actually in the theater. One of my concerns is that younger children will be scared by the brutality of the monsters. Also the scenery and action often reminds me of a video game. When, and it probably will be soon, there is a Hobbit video game children might lose sight of Tolken's message and the essential themes of the literary work.
Written August 21, 2014
It has been a very long time since I read "The Hobbit", high school, in fact, late sixties, so I am not at this point obsessively consumed with the expansion of the story, in fact, I was engaged and delighted by what I experienced at the theater. The High Frame Rate was beautiful, but then I am pathologically right brained and visual. I did borrow my 11 year old granddaughter to see this one with an old high school friend. We had a wonderful afternoon and will remember it for a long time.
I did love the book (s) and am happy that I have lived long enough fo the technology to become available to do these tales 21st century justice. Wonder how a review from amy member of the Inklings would read?
Written February 17, 2013
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Written July 25, 2014
Went to see The Hobbit in 3D 124 frames/minute. The film quality was a little strange at the beginning, but it really felt like the events were happening right in front of you. 3D effects great. As a fan of Lord of the Rings, I was happy to see the inclusion of the foreshadowing elements. I didn't want the movie to end and will look forward to seeing the other parts of the series, but I can't for the life of me figure out how PJ will stretch this story into three movies. I plan on going again, and will see the movie in all the formats so I can compare them.
Written December 20, 2012
It took a few minutes to get used to the HFR, but it was TOTALLY worth it. After watching the trailer and seeing clips of the movie after seeing it in HFR, it just wasnt the same. I liked the feeling of actually being there! We're planning another trip already!