I had first seen the Hobbit in regular 3D and thought that despite having many flaws, it was a subjugating success. And I really thought critics got it wrong. I ddin't dare to see it in 48fps reading poor review of it saying it was like a BBC soap opera, that the CGI (wargs were cited) were looking ridiculous and they running around where ridiculous... and then I saw it. And I just don't know what reviewers smoked when they said that but for me the 48fps was a absolute triumph in the last part of the film. Not to say I didn't like it in the first part, because in fact many flat moment in 24fps, many surprisingly wrong-timed jokes, all those little moments of bad continuity I felt at first viewing found an explanation. Every gap there is in the rythm in the 24fps finds its way to a homerun in the 48fps verison. Of course it does look weird but as Peter Jackson said, your eyes adapt quite easily to the situation. All was nice and fun until they enter the troll cave and from those 25 last minutes I thought this was an absolute triumph. The troll scene, including Gollum scene, and leading to the battle with Azog was a magnificent new cinematographic window in its own right. I don't know what was all the fuzz with the 48fps being awful and stuff, I don't know why so many critics didn't like this film, but after two views I know that this is a gigantic piece of escapism that explore a new window into cinema. It never looked that good and it never looked that immersive. The editing is just so precise and so well thought can't miss anything relevant. The acting was far more better in 48fps (almost as if it was rehearsed for it) and three years from now, I expect the critics to have swallowed their tongues. The Hobbit is amagnificent piece of entertainement !