Date Posted: 2012-12-14
Tolkien Fan Level: 4
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was my first time seeing a J.R.R. Tolkien master piece on the big screen. No surprise, the movie was completely not what I expected. From the great acting, exceptional art work and always awesome directing of Peter Jackson, the Hobbit was a great hit from the start. Being welcomed back into the world of Middle Earth with familiar faces was a great way to introduce the story and the new faces were as inviting as the old. My favourite scenes include the riddles in the dark that was even better than what I thought it was going to come out like, the stone trolls, and the goblin king. Andy Serkis once again brought my favourite character back into my favourite place with a more comedic side then what is seen in the Lord of the Rings, and I finally got to see Bilbo's stone trolls not alive and moving. Though it makes me sad, I have to admit that there were some disappointments in the film as well. Besides the 48 fps which I found did NOT make the film look better but instead a tad cartoony, Azog was my only real disappointment. To me, his costume design and effects were not the best. Also, the Goblin king's fat thing handing from his face was kind of disturbing but I have to say it was fun to watch flail around. Looking back at the Lord of the Rings, I am so far leaning towards the earlier trilogy than the Hobbit FOR NOW, but I can't wait to see Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, and all the other phenomenal actors again next year.
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