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Old 28-07-2014, 22:50
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I searched but didn't see a thread about this. Looks good.

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Old 29-07-2014, 00:09
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Yeah, excited to see this. Bit sad in a way that it'll likely be the final Hobbit film, but it looks good though.

Jackson certainly knows how to do big battle scenes so the actual battle of the five armies should be rather spectacular.
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Old 29-07-2014, 00:09
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I found the trailer surprisingly bland tbh (and I say this as a big defender of the previous two movies). Still looking forward to it nonetheless.
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Old 29-07-2014, 00:18
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Yeah I should have said the trailer was a bit "Meh" as well actually - i'm still excited to see the film, but the trailer did seem very flat.
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Old 29-07-2014, 00:20
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I found the trailer surprisingly bland tbh (and I say this as a big defender of the previous two movies). Still looking forward to it nonetheless.
Exactly what I though. Crap trailer. But I still look forward to the movie.
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Old 29-07-2014, 08:15
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I'm sure it said on the trailer that it was a teaser so hopefully a better one will be along soon.
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Old 29-07-2014, 15:49
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The Hobbit films have been very disappointing, if this is the best fantasy Hollywood can dish up, no wonder fans flock to HBO porn dramas to get their fill.

Maybe if it wasn't padded out purely for financial reasons, or used as a vehicle to promote 3D technology? There is no magic with these films like there was with LOTR.

I'll probably still watch it.
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Old 29-07-2014, 16:02
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The Hobbit films have been very disappointing, if this is the best fantasy Hollywood can dish up, no wonder fans flock to HBO porn dramas to get their fill.

Maybe if it wasn't padded out purely for financial reasons, or used as a vehicle to promote 3D technology? There is no magic with these films like there was with LOTR.

I'll probably still watch it.
Or they watch Game of Thrones
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Old 31-07-2014, 19:01
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not really a fan of these movies. the first one with the smeagol scenes was epic but without him the rest of the movie was more like afun kids film and it looked cheap like tv movie
it was ok but nowhere in the league of lord of the rings
The 2nd one with talking dragons was just silly but ok but again more of a comedy and kids movie you could never take it seriously in the same way you could lord of the rings.

i,ll watch this one hopefully its good but the trailor still shows it looks like a cheap kids movie, the main problem with the hobbit is no one cares what happens to any of them as its just not realistic or written well enough.
where as in lord of the rings we were rooting for the good guys and the bad guys were fun. with the hobbit its really who cares.
ok films but nothing more
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:27
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Booked my ticket last night for a midnight, High Frame Rate premier of this! Absolutely cannot wait. It's funny, because I didn't really think that much of the LOTR movies, nor have I read them or The Hobbit, but I adored the first two Hobbit movies and am really looking forward to this one.
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Old 03-12-2014, 18:05
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Booked my ticket last night for a midnight, High Frame Rate premier of this! Absolutely cannot wait. It's funny, because I didn't really think that much of the LOTR movies, nor have I read them or The Hobbit, but I adored the first two Hobbit movies and am really looking forward to this one.
Ooh, let us know what you think! I have been looking forward to this since last year's Hobbit movie! End of an era Going to see it over Xmas/new year.
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Old 03-12-2014, 21:58
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Old 11-12-2014, 18:05
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Booked for tomorrow night - IMAX HFR 3D! Bring the assaults of the senses on. That's how I've seen both previous films and they were amazing experiences. Such a shame HFR hasn't caught on - I adore it.

Very excited to complete the story and visit Middle-Earth one last time. The Hobbit hasn't held a candle to the magnificence of Lord of the Rings, but it's been a very exciting adventure in its own right. I hope this film can see it off in epic fashion.
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Old 11-12-2014, 18:26
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Such a shame HFR hasn't caught on - I adore it.
Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian gives the film 4 stars but says

But thereís one battle thatís been lost before a single arrow has been nocked: the battle for HFR, or high frame rate. Peter Jackson unveiled the 48-frames-per-second shooting innovation with huge fuss for his first Hobbit movie. The awful truth, however, is that this innovation just made everything look like an outside broadcast on video for daytime TV.

I think I'll try to see it in normal-o-vision.
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Old 11-12-2014, 19:20
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Thankfully i've found out that the cinema I normally go to that only charges £4 quid a ticket has the 2D showing at 10:30am on Sunday morning so i'll be there.

I've watched the original trilogy in the past week and i'm halfway through The Unexpected Journey.

Will watch Desolation of Smaug tomorrow or Saturday and i'm all caught up. Such a nerd
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Old 11-12-2014, 21:25
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Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian gives the film 4 stars but says

But thereís one battle thatís been lost before a single arrow has been nocked: the battle for HFR, or high frame rate. Peter Jackson unveiled the 48-frames-per-second shooting innovation with huge fuss for his first Hobbit movie. The awful truth, however, is that this innovation just made everything look like an outside broadcast on video for daytime TV.

I think I'll try to see it in normal-o-vision.
All a matter of taste though. I actually quite like that it makes everything look weirdly real. Some people like their films to be traditionally cinematic and find that more immersive, but I think the hyper-reality of HFR pulls me into the film more and adds another layer of engagement. I acknowledge it's not for everyone and it certainly only works for big-budget films (due to the level of detail the camera picks up) but a film like The Hobbit is very suited for it and I would have hoped for stuff like Avatar 2 or maybe The Avengers to have a go with it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:39
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No IMAX HFR in Nottingham. In fact a grand total of 4 HFR screenings at the Cornerhouse cinema. Big blunder as far as I'm concerned. Going to Showcase instead.

I hope critics eventually become literate enough to get past the 'like cheap TV' reaction, but at the moment they are not helping!
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Old 12-12-2014, 14:53
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All a matter of taste though. I actually quite like that it makes everything look weirdly real. Some people like their films to be traditionally cinematic and find that more immersive, but I think the hyper-reality of HFR pulls me into the film more and adds another layer of engagement. I acknowledge it's not for everyone and it certainly only works for big-budget films (due to the level of detail the camera picks up) but a film like The Hobbit is very suited for it and I would have hoped for stuff like Avatar 2 or maybe The Avengers to have a go with it.
Agreed,the stand out beauty of the landscape in HFR is a better advertisement for the New Zealand Tourism board than they could ever ask for,the barrel shots in Desolation felt so real in HFR 3D
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Old 12-12-2014, 18:04
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Well, I've seen it. No plot spoilers, but as I said it was either IMAX or HFR so I went HFR, and I was glad I did. I think they've been working on the HFR even more and actually added motion blur to some objects during panning telephoto shots, which I'd have prefer to go without frankly, but it still had that 'no glass in the window' look that draws you in. Regarding being an ad for New Zealand, the most emotional moment for me was a sequence of wide shots of the countryside. Brought a bit of a lump!

IMAX HFR would have been even better; not been to one of these 'xplus' cinemas before and it's a bit meh in comparison to IMAX imho. Weirdly, it also had loads of chromatic aberration which I found distracting. But overall HFR still swings it in the Showcase's favour for me.
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Old 12-12-2014, 18:39
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Just back from seeing it and have to say i loved it, will miss these Tolkien epics!

Beware some big spoilers!

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Old 12-12-2014, 19:17
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the HFR is only for 3D isn't it ?
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Old 12-12-2014, 21:25
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the HFR is only for 3D isn't it ?
Unfortunately so.
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Old 12-12-2014, 21:43
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Only on DS is there a fan club for HFR 3D I'm going to see the film tomorrow in that format, purely because I've never seen it before. I'm a bit trepidatious about it.
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Old 12-12-2014, 21:57
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Incredible, absolutely incredible. Possibly equal to at least 1 of the LOTR films...

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Old 13-12-2014, 10:34
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Only on DS is there a fan club for HFR 3D I'm going to see the film tomorrow in that format, purely because I've never seen it before. I'm a bit trepidatious about it.
The rest of the world will catch up, eventually!

For the first and third film it took me about two minutes to get used to it; in that time the movement of characters felt speeded up--a bit disconcerting. After that I think the brain must get used to the fact that it has to make up less stuff (or something!) and the detail becomes exquisite imho.

Though I did think Ken Stott's beard looked a bit dodgy at times.
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