The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers)

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How would you grade [i]The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey[/i]?

  1. A+

    32 vote(s)
    16.6%
  2. A

    52 vote(s)
    26.9%
  3. A-

    38 vote(s)
    19.7%
  4. B+

    28 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. B

    15 vote(s)
    7.8%
  6. B-

    9 vote(s)
    4.7%
  7. C+

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  8. C

    8 vote(s)
    4.1%
  9. C-

    2 vote(s)
    1.0%
  10. D+

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  11. D

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  12. D-

    3 vote(s)
    1.6%
  13. F

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

    One reason for HFR is to lessen discomfort in viewing 3D. The higher frame rate is supposed to be easier on the eyes.
     
  2. Enterprise is Great

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    Until they hand out 3D glasses as clip-ons. It'll always be uncomfortable for me. Wearing two pairs of glasses at once hurts my face.
     
  3. Neroon

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    We'll be seeing the movie at 48fps for the midnight show, then later that day at 24fps. I'm hoping that will be close enough together to compare them reasonably.
     
  4. Skywalker

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    I seem to be one of the lucky few who doesn't experience any problems while wearing 3D glasses over my regular ones. :ouch:
     
  5. Professor Zoom

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    Me and you, I guess.
     
  6. RAMA

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    Apparently the more you see HFR the more used to it you get. I like the idea that the old fashioned tech of cinema is going to be infused with some new life.

    RAMA
     
  7. Neroon

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    Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

    Make that three of us. I do prefer one specific type that was used a while back, although that may have been on an IMAX 3D screen. It was a shield over your glasses, in which the signal alternated between the left and right lenses to provide the effect. Does that sound familiar to anyone?


    That's why I'm thinking I won't have much of a problem, if any at all. I am quite used to the motion smoothing effect on our LED set.
     
  8. paudemge

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    I put them on over my glasses and think man this is going to be annoying; 2 minutes later I have forgotten they are even on.
     
  9. Mach5

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    Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

    Jeremy Jahns' review hit YouTube today:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJGUk2tRKZY[/yt]

    For those of you who don't follow his videos - he's a major LOTR fan, in fact, he often says those are his favorite movies ever.

    He obviously liked The Hobbit quite a bit, but he didn't seem all that ecstatic this time. Notice that he didn't give it his trademark "awesometacular" verdict.
     
  10. Trekker4747

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    Going with my DnD group next Wednesday evening.
     
  11. Professor Zoom

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    Couldn't finish it. The guy sounds like his on coke or something. I'm assuming he liked it but didn't love it, yeah?
     
  12. Mach5

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    He probably is. :lol:

    The guy isn't much of a cinema buff (jizzed all over Avatar etc., and only reviews mainstream movies, mostly blockbusters), but I appreciate his eloquence.

    He literally said he DID "love" it, just didn't sound very convincing.
     
  13. Ancient Mariner

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    ^ You think that guy lacked enthusiasm? :lol:
     
  14. Mach5

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    Just watch his Avatar review.

    But be warned. And take Xanax or something. :D
     
  15. Professor Zoom

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    Pass. If he loved Avatar, I know everything I need to know...
     
  16. Emh

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    Agreed. As soon as I saw that, I stopped caring about what he thought.
     
  17. Skywalker

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    His Mass Effect 3 review was pretty good.
     
  18. Trekker4747

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    He's like a shitty, broken, prototype of Ben Affleck someone dug out of mothballs and is fueling with plutonium.
     
  19. Professor Zoom

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    He's like a shitty, broken, prototype of Ben Affleck someone dug out of mothballs and is fueling with plutonium.[/QUOTE]

    There are very very very very very very very few internet reviewers I can stand. It's one reason to hate the technology that enables humans to record themselves and post it on the web. Just because its possible, doesn't mean we want to hear your opinion. No matter how sarcastically you deliver it.

    So, yes. I mostly avoid internet movie reviewers.
     
  20. StarMan

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    Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

    Just got back from seeing it.

    I had no issue with the 48fps - don't see what all the fuss is about.

    The verdict: Hmmm. I will say to you what I will say to friends and family: If you were a big fan of the LOTR trilogy, by all means, see it. There are some scenes that tie into the Trilogy that are a joy to see on film. As for the primary story of *this* trilogy - I'm left wanting. They seem far too aware that they have three movies to meander through to reach their destination.

    I have no regrets forking over money to see the first chapter on the big screen. However, at it's conclusion my first thought was "we'll wait for the DVD next time". Not a resounding endorsement at all.

    So, not anything close to middle-earth shattering good, but not a total loss. I really don't think there was ever enough meat on these bones to justify three movies. A shame, really.

    6/10.

    A few random observations:

    -Sylvester McCoy was fun.

    -Christopher Lee! I had forgotten he was in it! Great geek out moment with Saruman, Gandalf, Elrond and Galadriel all in the same scene. I would have rather stayed with the mystery of The Necromancer and the returning darkness, but we had to get back to the Dwarves.

    -The Eagles! ... Again. It makes me laugh that the eagles are clearly on the side of good and at Gandalf's beck and call, yet never stick around to - oh, I dunno - fly them all the way to their destination. :lol: