Where do you start with The Hobbit, well from the beginning of cause, now we all know that director Peter Jackson had a global success with the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and fans have waited for The Hobbit for many years, the time has arrived for The Hobbit on the big screen.
You can’t help but love Hobbits, you can’t help but love the wonderful world of Middle Earth and let’s face who wouldn’t like to live their. The Hobbit takes us back to how it started, with Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) going on an adventure with Dwarves, Orks, Elvs and Wizards to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug, it’s all what we loved about the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey
So nearly everyone knows the story of The Hobbit and for those that don’t, then you’re in for an exciting adventure, for those of us that adore the book then it’s still a very enjoyable film. Yes there are those moments of “That wasn’t in the book”, but let’s moan about that too much, it does add to the characters in the film.
There have also been a lot of reviews complaining about it being too long, boring and not much happening, Poppycock! Yes The Hobbit runs for nearly 3 hours, but it’s not boring it’s funny, exciting and a very enjoyable film. The bad press for The Hobbit is mainly coming from those that just want to have a dig at Peter Jackson adding extra bits to the story-line, so what!
The Hobbit 3D 48fps
One of the things I was intrigued about was the idea of the film in 48fps (frames per second) and there is a difference compared to a standard 24fps film, it’s crisp, clean and bright, although sometimes the lighting in some scenes did seem a little off, but the overall feel and look is brilliant, scrolling landscapes roll across the screen so smoothly and action sequences are deliciously done.
The 3D on the other hand is a slight let down, it’s not as 3D effective as you would expect, some scenes do seem a little flat, whether this is down to the frame rate of the film or the 3D technology being used, but other scenes do work well. Maybe my eyes and brain have got so used to the 3D effect that I just don’t see it as much these days.
Peter Jackson has done a fantastic job with The Hobbit, I can’t wait to see it again, I’ll try the 2D version next, with the outlook of an extended edition on DVD/Blu-Ray coming, it’s going to fit in nicely with my collection of the extended editions of the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
Overall Thoughts For The Hobbit
Extra character scenes put aside and the 3D being a little flat, The Hobbit is a brilliant addition to Peter Jackson’s collection of movies, if you loved the Lord of the Rings and want to see how it all began and would also like to see some more of Gollum (Andy Serkis), then get to your local cinema now and check it out.