Few days ago I went to the cinema to watch the latest movie of “The Hobbit”.
Well, I’m not a super fan of this genre of movie and even if I like it, and I really enjoy all the special effects, I’ve never seen a film like “The Hobbit” or “The Lord of the Rings” twice. Said this, I liked the movie, but I’m not extremely satisfied.
The movie is very long (approximately 3 hours!) and I admit that more than once I’ve thought “Wow, this movie is quite long…”. This is clear syphon that is not well done (obviously in my personal opinion). A well executed film should entertain you and you should never think about the real duration because you’re completely absorbed by the scenes and the plot.
This feeling of slowness is given by many scenes that could have been avoided altogether: don’t misunderstand me, the action scenes are well spread over three hours, but sometimes few little cuts could have been a good choice. After all, this is only the second piece of a trilogy so, by this, the director must somehow fill the minutes: sad thing.
The movie is not bad, and the special effects are gorgeous. I’ve seen it in 3D and, for the first time in my life, in High Frame Rate. The HFR means that the movie has an higher frame rate and all the scenes should seem more smooth and fluent. I’ve notice the “speediness” of many scenes (maybe too much sometimes) and I think that the difference is notable but not necessarily better. If I will watch “The Hobbit” again I’ll opt for the 2D version, to better appreciate the high definition and the well done special effects; after all the 3D is always a little blurry in my point of view.
To conclude, this movie is absolutely a must-watch-in-movie-theater-movie. The action scenes, escapes, chases, fights look incredibly better on huge screens with a powerful dolby system that make your butt shake on the chair at every roar of the dragon (oh shit, sorry the spoiler!).