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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Date Posted: 2012-12-16
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

There was details I had never seen, I am not sure I see them in real life, on close-ups you could see the textures of the clothes. The sceneries were sublime. You really were inside the movie. I never have been very kind of 3D, didn’t think it was a big deal but HFR is something at another level. There is no way you can describe all the details you can pick up. Every frame is a photograph that you need to examine.

Was everything all nice? Well I am not sure XD, at the beginning , most part of the filming was in "Bag End", it gave me a funny feeling, Images seemed to accelerate some times, and camera movements seemed to fast. I am not sure but it felt horribly wrong. I really got scared thinking all the movie would be like that and it would give me a headeche. I am not sure what changed but by the time they were off for an adventure the camera movements were slower and les tiring to watch. It might just have been a adaptation time that was required; I don’t know.

But I am sure there is some problems in a few places with movements being to fast as I noticed them all through the movie. Nothing horrible just like glitches in a video game. I am sure that if these are glitches, they will less of them in the next movies as the cast will get more used to this new technology.

Globally it is for the first time that I am amazed by the image quality of a movie. The 3D was good, really good but what really made I think was the HFR. If you can, you should watch this movie in HFR even if you don’t want to watch the movie.

What about the plot

Well Peter Jakson as announced hasn’t stick to the book all the way, he brought his own touch. In the hall I didn’t think it was bad. The movie keeps this childish atmosphere that defines the book. The movie has quite a bit of action even though it also explains very well what’s going on. A+ I would say :D

If I had an occasion I would really want to see the movie again. It was such a spectacle.

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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