Date Posted: 2012-12-29
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
I never got to see the lord of the rings trilogy in the cinema when it came out in 2001-2003 and ever since that I had long desired and wistfully yearned to watch the original trilogy/The hobbit in the cinema and in 3 D . That dream was fulfilled today, I felt in my heart a sudden tingling, a rush of nostalgia and a surge of emotional gratification as if I came back home after a 9 year long journey. The film was visually enthralling and resplendent, exhilarating, and emotionally poignant. It was better than I could have ever imagined or dreamed it to be, although there were some moments where the dwarves defied the laws of gravity and the action sequences seemed too juvenile, cluttered and relied excessively on CGI, some scenes indeed could have been edited altogether, otherwise it was an almost perfect Film having the gravitas and momentum to stir you wanting more. The film was over in the wink of an eye, and I never noticed it being a drag or remotely slow. Thumbs up to Peter Jackson to have the bravado to attempt yet again the unfathomable. The Hobbit is a marvel and a coveted piece of film making poised to satisfy legions of ardent Tolkien fans who will undoubtedly devour it. The film was absolutely epic, the scenes involving Gollum, the eagles and the informative prologue were among my favorites. My heart craves for more and the more time spent in middle earth the merrier it is bound to be. Lastly I am still flabbergasted by the degree to which the critics have berated and profusely chastised this film since it was commensurate to FOTR as far as the pacing, length and establishment of the myriad of new characters was concerned. My advice is to totally shun the negative reviews and ignore what the critics say. Please see it for yourself and then decide since I would gladly pay more for what I just witnessed.
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