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That's what serkis said, yes.
I've seen it to in all its 3d 48fps glory - verdict's still out on the latter for me. As for the movie I thoroughly enjoyed it too, yes it was drawn out but I think it was a good thing as it captures the humour of the books - the dwarves are hilarious.
To that extent it addresses a few of the LOTR shortcomings (do I hear cocked rifles out for me) insofar as the main trilogy could have captured a bit more of the book's humour and quirkiness - the movies took themselves a bit too seriously I thought.
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Read some mention Gollum here. From an acting and technical point of view his character was state of the art but, again I will be shot, you can have too much of a good thing I thought. While he was a revelation in LOTR, I really didn't feel like getting into the psyche of a wretched and schizophrenic creature for several more hours. To be honest I found his plot a bit tedious, and his character, for all its complexity, comes across as two-dimensional, maybe what they say about familiarity etc...Jackson could have given his character a bit more nuance here I thought. Or maybe I'm approaching an age where I'm more in the Donald Fagen camp of rock and roll rather than Kurt Cobain's...
You're not the only one duaplex, while watching in HFR I too noticed some parts that looked like they had sped up but not in many scenes. I thought it was just me getting used to HFR as the extra frames stop most of the blurring. Maybe its an error of the cinema though. Weird!
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Went to see it with the family, went for the 3-d, hfs & d-box experience, we all really enjoyed it - 1st time with d-box, this took the wow factor over the other effects. It isn't necessarily the fighting scene's that are epic, the scenes with the eagles flying was truly amazing with the seats.
concensus is to be selective on a few films to watch in 3-d and d-box, rather than opt for these every time. I think the hobbit is one of those films made for d-box.
it definitely got me thinking though, recall a while back Big Boss posting about a Buttkicker, searched for it again this am: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/ever-heard-of-a-buttkicker
toying with the idea of getting one, I know it's not a d-box, but from the feedback I've read it does seem to enhance the viewing. Has anyone else got one? Specifically the wireless version?
best for 2013 to you all btw :)
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I'm still enjoying my buttkicker!
I've heard that the wireless version is also equally good, but I haven't checked it myself.
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Good I wasn't the only one experiencing that problem. If that is common with HFR then no thanks
Now I'm fascinated by the buttkicker! Need to have a look at this.
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