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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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19, Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 2
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

Okay I will mainly just talk about the 48 FPS. Because the film is brilliant! I have to say I enjoyed it the second time round more than the first.

Okay so the 48fps. I saw it when it first came out in the UK on thursday the 13th in HFR3D on a 4K projector, It took my eyes 20 minutes for my eyes to adjust, its just so real that you find it slightly odd at first, then you completely forget about it and really feel that you are in middle earth its really quite spectacular. After the screening however I found I was telling myself to go see it in 24fps the second time round for whatever reason, but my friend said no we should see it in 48fps again second time round, and this time because I knew what to expect... It was just INCREDIBLE, for some reason I enjoyed it perhaps even more than the first time round, visually its stunning, you really do feel like your there, you feel like you can reach out and touch their faces...

so my advice would be for everyone, if you have the money, like the film, and your local cinema is showing it in HFR 3D... see it the first time in HFR 3D and then even if you find it weird and it distracts you a little at first, see it again in HFR3D because you'll get 2 different experiences, the first time you'll be focusing on the story and be emotionally touched and wowed by the whole thing, the second time you can take in more of the visual effects and the scenery, because it really is stunning and you do spot things you may not have spotted the first time round.

Unfortunately I am going to go see it next time with another friend in 24fps 3d because his local cinema isnt playing it in 48fps... And im DREADING it, because im so used to this 48FPS concept, it would disappoint me seeing it any other way.

So give it a chance, sure its weird at first, but i genuinely hope it will become standard for all films because that annoying flickerings gone that i hated in standard 3D for a start, and if done well, (like the hobbit) its visually amazing.

The Ratings
The Other Ratings
Martin Freeman 's performance as Bilbo Baggins?
Richard Armitage 's performance as Thorin?
The Overall representation of The Dwarves ?
Andy Serkis' performance as Gollum?
Ian McKellen's performance as Gandalf?
Bilbo's retelling of the history of Erebor and of Thror/Thrain/Thorin
The Eagles rescue sequence?
The Goblin King ?
Initial impression of Thranduil?
Hugo Weaving's performance as Elrond?
Radagast's portrayal in the movie?
The representation of Goblintown?
Cate Blanchett's performance as Galadriel?
The Bag End Supper scene?
The scene of the Trolls?
The representation of the Arkenstone?
The Stone Giants?
Escape from the Goblin cave?
Riddles in the Dark scene?
The return to Rivendell?
The attack on the party by the Wargs
The first glimpses of Smaug?
The ending of the movie; in regards to leading well into the next film, and serving as a good ending point.
The overall pace of the film
Peter Jackson's vision in bringing the Hobbit to the big screen.

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