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 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 February 10, 2013
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Written August 25, 2016
This is my pick for Best Movie in 2012. As for the 48 FPS, I'm not a fan b/k it looks like a TV Movie...that being said, if they could make it 36 FPS (which is in between 24 & 48) that would be the best of both worlds, b/k the 48 FPS is really sharp in HD.
Written September 28, 2016
The movie itself is really good and worth watching in any format. I really liked the HFR 3D. The colors were much more vivid than other 3D movies I have seen. I look forward to seeing the other two Hobbit moves in HFR 3D.