Will's Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


  • 15 months ago via Movies on iPhone
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

    Ehhhhh, it was alright. Much like the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it had a lot of good scenes and a lot more unnecessary/dull scenes. And the ending was a total cocktease that only served to set up a sequel. Now for the High Frame Rate criticisms: it sucks. Kudos to Peter Jackson for trying out new methods of filmmaking I guess, but HFR should never be used in filmmaking again. A lot of the action scenes looked entirely too fast in 48fps, and were even more disorienting than, say, shakycam in traditional 24fps. The best parts of the movie (and there were some really good parts) seemed like they were presented in 24fps rather than 48 because they were noticeably slower and more cinematic than the faster scenes. The 3D didn't add anything either. Not depth, not objects flying out of the screen, nothing. I think seeing this in 2D would be a more enjoyable experience. Not that it was a great movie, but in 24fps and without the unnecessary 3D, I doubt you'd get taken out of the movie experience and you'd be able to enjoy what cool moments there were to experience.

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