I went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey today.
I think the film lives up to expectations and Lord of the Rings fans will probably not be disappointed with this. It's a good portrayal of the book as far as I could tell (though it's been a long time since I last read the book). Of course there are a few parts which they've added from other Tolkien books, but they blended in quite nicely.
There's just one thing that concerned me a bit and that's the inclusion of The Necromancer. I'm a bit worried that The Necromancer might take the wind out of Smaug's sails when it comes to the role of the major villain.
Anyway, I strongly recommend this film for the upcoming holidays. It's very enjoyable.
By the way, I went to see the version in 3D and with this new technology called HFR. Basically it's just that the film is played with 48 FPS instead of 24 FPS. It's kinda odd in the beginning as you have the feeling that the film is on fast forward. You'll quickly get used to it though, but whether it makes much difference I couldn't really tell.
At 12/12/12 06:56 PM, Sense-Offender wrote:
At 12/12/12 11:15 AM, Auz wrote:
I remember wanting to see that film earlier this year. It was released here around April or so apparently, but I think it had a very short run as I completely missed it.heh. The bad guy happens to be from the Dutch military.
He can't be that menacing then :p
It's a really good movie. You should check it out. It's a bit more gory than necessary, which may cause you to scoff, but it's still really good.
Well I don't mind gory films, so that won't be a problem.
Wasn't The Hobbit released yesterday? It premiÃffÃ'Â¨red at my local cinema yesterday night at least, so that's still ten days before the supposed apocalypse.There might have been a premier, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't get a wide release until Friday.
Perhaps it hasn't been released in the US yet, but it already had its release here and I'm sure it's been released in lots of other countries as well yesterday (and today).