Written July 26, 2016
When i went to go see this movie i was blown out of the water.
I saw it in imax 3d hfr. I thought it was all in all a good movie a couple nitpicks here and there but all in all a good movie. i recommend people to go see it in 48 fps it looked amazing and the cgi was great also
Written August 26, 2016
I loved this first installment and can't wait to see the rest.
I saw it in 3D IMAX HFR. The IMAX HFR was awesome! But with that big of a screen, the 3D was kind of a distraction. If you moved your head, part of the image was fuzzy. The Hobbit doesn't warrant 3D in my opinion.
Written December 27, 2012
It was a visually beautiful movie and the cast seemed well-suited for their roles.
I was expecting more from the music and it was pretty long, but there were some funny moments.
Written May 29, 2016
Imagery and scenic detail pulls you into another place. Great 3D action scenes. A little slow at the start introducing the characters but a great prequel setup for the next 2 movies. I could have watched it again. Must see.
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.