Coming soon…

I have seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D and 48fps, and am sorting out my thoughts for you all. I’m afraid there are many thoughts.


  1. I’m waiting to see it again to post my thoughts…. I didn’t analyze the first time.

    1. David says:

      I’ll probably see it once again — in normal 2D 24fps — before I finish my review. The high framerate experience certainly is different from what we’re accustomed to, and distracted me somewhat from the story itself.

      1. Me too. Hopefully I can catch it in 2D with some friends. Otherwise, I’ll shave. A single bearded guy in the theatre with moppy hair is a little too Peter Jackson-like.

        1. David says:

          Haha, yeah, perhaps. I too sport a beard, though my hair’s not as moppy as PJ’s and I’m of a much different build. Maybe next time I’ll wear my One-Ring replica that I left home this time.

  2. jubilare says:

    I saw it in 2D first. I will see the higher frame-rate next time I see it… after taking Dramamine, I think.
    I look forward to seeing your thoughts. My own are a swirling mess.

    1. David says:

      Mine are coalescing, but I want to give it another chance.

  3. I, too, have many thoughts on this movie… I’ll wait to see if yours are similar before I start in on it.

    1. David says:

      I look forward to your comments on the review, when it comes! +)

  4. emilykazakh says:

    I have yet to see it, but I’m still holding out hope. My die hard Tolkienites are evenly split in their opinions, so I hope I’ve prepared myself.

    1. David says:

      There’s no way to be sure you’re perfectly prepared for a movie you haven’t seen, so at some point you just gotta go and see what it is!

      1. emilykazakh says:

        True, true. Perhaps I shall go & see it this week before I’m forced back to work. However, there is also now the pull of Les Miserables. Oh dear. 🙂

        1. David says:

          This really has been a year packed with good movies. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to the theater so many times in one year! “The Avengers,” “Rise of the Guardians,” “Life of Pi,” “Lincoln,” “The Hobbit,” (twice)…and now “Les Mis.”, though if I do see that in theater it won’t likely be in 2012. I’ve never actually seen the whole musical, though, just the Liam Neeson movie from 1998.

          1. jubilare says:

            If you can, see Les Mis in the theater.

          2. emilykazakh says:

            The Liam Neeson film was so good! That was my first introduction to Les Mis. The book was amazing, like how Mount Everest is amazing. 🙂 I want to read it again, but I don’t know if it’s possible. I’ve never seen the musical, but now I’ve seen the film! And it was incredible, and had nods to the book throughout that I’ve read on the interwebs were not in the stage productions.

            Still haven’t seen The Hobbit. This is getting ridiculous. I have, however, almost finished rereading The Fellowship of the Ring.

            1. jubilare says:

              I’m reading the book now, and apart from feeling that Dickens could give Hugo editing tips, I am really enjoying it.

              If you aren’t familiar with the musical, perhaps you haven’t noticed this yet:

              I had a jaw-drop moment when I realized the intentional parallel. 🙂

            2. emilykazakh says:

              I read your post! Before seeing the film! Haha! So I paid extra attention to Javert’s song. I had never made it that far in watching/listening to the musical online. That was a great observation.

  5. Rob says:

    I’m going to see it after the holidays with my daughter. My wife won’t go. “Too long!” If the 48 fps distracts from the story, I’m staying away from it. Just curious: did anybody really expect another Lord of the Rings? I mean, that was a once in a lifetime thing.

    1. jubilare says:

      I officially don’t like the 48 fps version. I wanted to, but it never stopped distracting me. I wonder if seeing it at the high frame rate without 3-D would be better, though.

      The film has more of a realistic, gritty feel at the lower speed.

  6. mjschneider says:

    Oh dear. If you’re afraid, then I’m afraid of what you’re going to say.

    1. mjschneider says:

      (Yet still looking forward to it.)

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