The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is one of my most anticipated films ever, and with Peter Jackson at the helm I'm confident that it will live up to my expectations. The premiere of the film was recently held in New Zealand, and here's a round-up of some of the stuff people are saying... thankfully most of it is positive!
New York Daily News posted a review of the film even though there's an embargo on it. In it they talk about the higher frame rate and compared Radagast the Brown to Jar Jar Binks...
Like all unexpected journeys, there are a few pitfalls along the way, most notably the tangential subplot surrounding bumbling wizard Radagast the Brown (Sylvester McCoy), whose buffoonery at times descends into Jar Jar Binks territory.
The movie offers technological wizardry, thanks to a 48 frames-per-second format, twice the industry standard. Critics who saw a trailer earlier this year were unimpressed, but after a minute or two of adjusting, the higher resolution is eye-popping, similar to discovering HD television for the first time.
I'm not really bothered by the Jar Jar Binks comment, but it's a comment that will definitely raise some eyebrows. Here's a few more from Twitter....
I just saw and enjoyed the shit out of The Hobbit. It's great.— Carter Nixon (@CarterNixon) November 28, 2012
First half took forever, but the second half was awesome #hobbitnz— campbell (@smithitis) November 28, 2012
I know not everyone is going to love this film, it will most likely end up getting mixed reviews, but I think the hardcore fans are going to eat it up. I can't wait to see it for myself!