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Old 04-01-2013, 20:44
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Saw it today in the HFR 3D.

It was .... OK. I didn't suffer any ill-effects from the 3D. I'm not sure that the 3D effect added a great deal to the experience for me, though. There were a few highlights, like the birds, but on the whole I prefer the cinematic look of the LOTR trilogy. The 2D version seems to have been slightly compromised in places by the demands of HFR, which is a shame.

Some sequences I found were really naff in 3D, it was like looking at cardboard cut-outs against a painted backdrop.

I was particularly disappointed with Rivendell, both in the 2D and 3D versions. In LOTR, we know it was a miniature model, but my god, it looked so breathtaking and real. In this latest film it looks like a rather crap painted backcloth. I was hoping that it would look better in the 3D showing, but it didn't. (Lovely to see Figwit again though! )

Still enjoyed the film a lot. Just great to have more of Middle Earth.
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