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Spectacular Feast for the Senses

By skybeing
Written December 16, 2012
If I could rate this movie 10 stars, I would. It was just a magnificent feast for the eyes. I wished it could go on forever. Not one dull second! Peter Jackson and crew has done it again.
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Visually Powerful

By nikkole.donnelly
Written December 16, 2012
Even set with high expectations, I was very happy with the amazing visual effects, attention to detail, and excellent sound effects. I did not have any "dizziness" or "unease" from the visuals, just a sense of high quality. While the story does vary from the book, it is still close enough not to infuriate. It does have a few slow parts, but overall it doesn't feel like three hours. There is some great humor and drama scenes, and I highly recommend going to see it in the HFR 3D.
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Great movie, HFR and 3D didn't add much.

By El_Scorcho
Written December 14, 2012
A great movie overall, although at the end I really didn't feel as invested in the characters as I did with the fellowship. It was also missing the sense of impending doom you had with LoTR. High frame rate and 3D was not necessary, although it looked beautiful, especially on the imax screen.
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By kaylgibson
Written December 30, 2012
This is a must see. The acting is amazing, the scenery wonderful and the story...well it's Tolkien. Peter Jackson loves these stories and it shows.
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Nicely done throughout!

By amazingmacman
Written December 17, 2012
Contrary to what some critics have said, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was well-paced, with a good dramatic structure, decent builds to pivotal points, and solid character development that speaks well of the actors as well as the director. The story isn't exactly true to the book in all things, but of course we should have all known that going in. After all, when a book shorter than any single volume of the Lord of the RIngs trilogy becomes a movie trilogy in its own right, things are going to have to change. Still, Peter Jackson went back to Tolkein's writings to expand the story instead of adding extraneous car chases and explosions, so it's all good. And Sylvester McCoy's Radagast the Brown is a welcome addition. I saw it in the high frame rate, IMAX 3D version, and I really couldn't see anything that would make me think the high frame rate was any better than the IMAX version. I'll be seeing the "no frills" version later in the week, so I'll know more then.
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