BrittanieMcBride's Rating of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Brittanie's Review of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey(2012)

The 48FPS was strange and disorienting, with a sort of fast-forward feel - especially on already fast scenes. It did give the 3D a much smoother look than previously seen but it still has kinks to be worked out before it can become a regular format.
The film itself was very entertaining and definitely caters to fans of the book and the previous films. However, readers will note that there are a lot of things that have been changed that didn't need to be (most notably how Gandalf saves the company from the trolls), things added that shouldn't have been (Radagast is a complete waste of time and unnecessary - though Sylvester McCoy did a brilliant portrayal), and scenes that are perfectly straight from the book (Andy Serkis continues to be amazing).
Overall, not a perfect film and not one that will gain a lot of outside appreciation, but a very fun time anyway.