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HaastMK7

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I have just watched the New movie "The Hobbit" In this thread discuss your expectations, your favorite scenes or your favorite characters. Also discuss what you expect in the next part of the trilogy. :D

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WesCash

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I'm almost sure there was a previous thread for this, but I can't find it so whatever.

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Did you see it in 48fps or 24fps? And 3D or 2D? Reviewers are generally saying that the CG isn't so great and I'm wondering how much of an effect the format has on that. While I would like to see how 48fps looks, at the same time I don't want it to ruin the movie for me.

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I saw the film opening Day super early at 12:45pm. All I can honestly and genuinely say is that it's by far one of my favorite films in the past 5 years. I thought it was perfect/flawless in every way possible and can't imagine the film any other way than the way it was. My personal favorite part of the film was either between the whole 'Goblin Mines' sequence or 'Beginning intro' that sets up the history and main plot of the film. I thoroughly enjoyed literally every second watching this movie.

@WesCash, the CGI was phenomenal as far as I could tell. I was under the impression that every copy of the film would have to be 48fps since that's what they originally filmed it in.

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I saw it in 48 Fps 3D and it was truly an experience. Yes, the beginning was tad slow and the higher frame rate took some time to get used to, but once I did it was amazing. Every movement was silky smooth. The picture was incredibly clear and CGI was very well made. I wasn't completely sold on the story but we'll see how it develops in the sequels.

My favourite part is probably the opening "Erebor" sequence or perhaps the Rivendell part (which was astonishingly beautiful).

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I read the Hobbit and started to read LOTR when I heard this movie was coming out (read about 100 pages so far), I never watched a LOTR movie, just so you know.
I did enjoy the movie, it is a good one but it was pretty slow.
Still, I was pretty disappointing that they made such a big deal out of stuff that are not very important that get about half a chapter in the book.

I have to agree with Bowser, I loved the whole Lonely Mountain introduction part, I also loved the little references to the book, hehe..

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i'm gonna go see it later this week, I wasn't planning on seeing it, but I decided what the heck! lets do it.

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WesCash

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@Jeremyx7 and @InternetBowser Good to hear you guys enjoyed the movie and the CG in 48fps. I'll probably see it in 48fps then. And they do play it in 24fps in some places, though I'm not even sure if my city's theater will have that option.

@Norfair The LOTR movies are truly superb. You'll have to check those out once you have finished the books.

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HaastMK7

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The movie had some incredible Land sites. There are a lot of good battle scenes as you would expect from a LOTR based movie. I recommend Seeing it, It is a amazing movie!

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I saw the movie this past Sunday and it was probably my favorite movie of the year. I don't think it was perfect, but it was quite a grand spectacle. It did start a tad slow, but the Erebor scenes helped. The only other nitpick I really had was I thought the fight scenes could go on a little too long especially near the end where there is virtually no break in the action sequences.
The CG was very well done but I could see why people don't find it as convincing as having real actors in the original trilogy. As for how many fps I saw it in, i'm not quite sure but my theater is a rather large AMC so I would assume it was 48fps.

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I watched it in 3D, it was so awesome, the atmosphere and the landscapes are gorgeous, the music is heavenly and I'm sad that I'll need to wait a year to watch the next one.

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I thought they would bring out the second one in the summer and the third next year december.

I loved the movie btw, there can't be enough middle earth as far as I am concerned :)

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I only saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2D (in 24 fps), and I thought it was real enjoyable, and I liked how it tried to stay faithful to the novel while at the same time adding more content plus cameos from the Lord of the Rings trilogy; this first third of the novel was really great, and I'm glad I saw it! I can't wait to see the second third next year :) Andy Serkis pulls off a really good Gollum, and the amount of character and atmosphere (not to mention the soundtrack) was well-done

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I noticed that some people found the movie at times slow paced(in a somewhat negative way). But for me that's what I thoroughly enjoyed about the film, it took it's time so we could get to know the characters really well and feel every moment of emotion through each scene as though we could almost read what's going through each individual's mind!!

At least that's what I got out of what I considered to be beautiful pacing of an amazing film. Felt like I was reading the book but with just live action gestures if that make sense haha. But yeah, I really want to watch the other two films all in one sitting.....like RIGHT NOW!!

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I thought it dragged on too long. The movie tries to please Tolkien fans a lot, but I can imagine those new to Middle-Earth finding this movie a little bit too talkative. It could probably have been done in two movies, even without cutting too much from the added stuff from the Appendices. I am unconvinced thise needs three films. Still, good movie. 8 out of 10. (And the Gollum scene. Oh. My. God. That Gollum scene)

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Rensch wrote:

I thought it dragged on too long. The movie tries to please Tolkien fans a lot, but I can imagine those new to Middle-Earth finding this movie a little bit too talkative. It could probably have been done in two movies, even without cutting too much from the added stuff from the Appendices. I am unconvinced thise needs three films. Still, good movie. 8 out of 10. (And the Gollum scene. Oh. My. God. That Gollum scene)

Yeah, I can understand some people feeling the movie was to long especially since most films are much shorter in comparison. As I mentioned before I absolutely loved how every moment in the film just about went on for a lengthy periods of time. I like movies/video games to have immersion.

And that Gollum scene indeed! O:

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I'm really put off seeing it by the fact that they're turning it into three movies. Don't get me wrong, that was fine for the original trilogy. That was 3 books. But The Hobbit is one book, and hardly an enormous one. Dragging it out into three films (especially if they're all approaching 3 hours long) is going to stretch the plot horribly thin.

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1. The movie is epic. Yes it was long but who gives one? Its was amazing all the same!
2. I don't like it when people have pointless reasons to dislike/Hate the movie. Share your hatred in another thread please.
3. By far the best thing in the Movie (In my opinion, was the huge war at the start with the Orcs and Dwarves.
4. What are your expectations in the II part of "The Hobbit"?

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Just saw it in 2D, 48fps. Wow.
I had lowered my expectations due to some negative reviews and a low metascore. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.

I had absolutely no problems with the length of the film. I didn't find that it dragged at all, something that isn't even true about any of the LOTR films. The CG and makeup was noticeable but very well done. The overall style of the film was extremely over the top. It did bother me at first, being the hardcore Tolkien junky that I am, though I quickly got used to it. The movie is far lighter and sillier than LOTR. Once you accept that, everything makes sense.

I think that 48fps worked okay. I definitely noticed it, though the 3 people I was with did not. I found it hard to focus on the screen at times, especially at the beginning. I'm not sure whether that's because I am not used to it or because the frames were actually too fast for my eyes to catch. I won't say that I was 100% accustomed to it by the end. It did get better though. Some scenes were improved by the clarity that 48fps provides.

The acting, plot, cinematography, music, visuals and action were all top-notch. I absolutely recommend The Hobbit. I can't wait to see the other 2 films!

And you guys were right - the Gollum scene was awesome.

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Raylax wrote:

I'm really put off seeing it by the fact that they're turning it into three movies. Don't get me wrong, that was fine for the original trilogy. That was 3 books. But The Hobbit is one book, and hardly an enormous one. Dragging it out into three films (especially if they're all approaching 3 hours long) is going to stretch the plot horribly thin.

Actually there is allot they can do with the Hobbit into 3 movies. They're adding events that took place in the time period the Hobbit book takes place from appendages, Index, and JR Tolkien's history relating to 'Middle Earth'.

Back on topic.....Another cool scene that caught me by total surprise was that Mountain scene!! I don't want to spoil anything but that entire sequence was truly Epic!!

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@WesCash Glad you enjoyed the film! That Gollum scene was just crazy creepy/hilarious at the same time as well as being gradually tense.

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