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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D
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charliedavid on 31 December 2012 at 4:37 PM
Largely I agree with the review... There's a lot of be said about the pacing of the dwarves meeting Bilbo in his house - this does to tend to drag on a little. However, past that point, things tend to move on at a more respectable pace. Doubtless, it's going to be a somewhat prolonged three films.
Daniel on 27 December 2012 at 7:28 PM
I haven't seen 'The Avengers' yet (those characters have never really interested me), but I did find a lot lacking and disappointing about 'The Dark Knight Rises'. It seemed to me a lot more about scale and action rather than substance, which surprised me from Nolan. I agree on 'Skyfall', though. It was a wonderful exception to the rule. I saw this again yesterday, and the pacing does seem to be a bit of a problem with it. That said, it does get a lot of exposition and character introduction out of the way, so hopefully this means the rest will be much tighter. Unfortunately, 24fps doesn't rectify the problem. I'm going to try IMAX and 2D as well.
Keith Gow on 27 December 2012 at 10:59 AM
It's interesting that you say this was a year where "blockbuster after blockbuster delivered nothing but hollow disappointment", when this was the year I thought the blockbusters finally found some integrity again. The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall - all films that treated their characters and millieus with respect while being thematically interesting. I agree with most of what you've said here - I enjoy spending time in Middle Earth, so lengthy films depicting the story of The Hobbit and surrounding adventures are fine by me. I did feel like pacing was still an issue - some of those battle sequences went on far too long. And while I didn't see the film projected at 48fps, 3D still puts a sheen on unrealism on films for me - so many of the backdrops looked fake in this film. And I know they didn't look fake in LOTR, which I obviously saw in 2D. But overall, it's great to be back in this world and with so much of Tolkien on show, Jackson's indulgences don't worry me too much. (Compared to indulgences of King Kong, which just made that film seem interminably long.)

THEATRICAL RELEASE: 26/12/2012

HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASE: 01/05/2013
CAST: MARTIN FREEMAN - BILBO BAGGINS
IAN McKELLEN - GANDALF
ANDY SERKIS - GOLLUM
CATE BALANCHETT - GALADRIEL
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH - SMAUG/NECROMANCER
STEPHEN FRY - MASTER OF LAKETOWN
EVANGELINE LILY - TAURIEL
HUGO WEAVING - ELDRON
LUKE EVANS - BARD
ORLANDO BLOOM - LEGOLAS
DIRECTOR: PETER JACKSON
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