First of all, we saw what I believe was meant to be the optimal viewing experience: XD, ReadD 3D, & the High Frame Rate. Supposedly Peter Jackson thinks the 48 frames per second thing is the best way to view the film, but I thought it was really disconcerting and looked completely awful. It distracted me through the entire movie. It was like a shitty sitcom from the '80s. I felt like I was watching fekking Fraggle Rock. The other Lord of the Rings movies, which I grew to love, were fun to watch the first time around for a non-fangirl like myself because the films were so absolutely gorgeous! Moody and rich - I mean, the first peak at Rivendell was so exciting, right? But, honestly, it looks like utter shitballs in the Hobbit. Like, in the previous movies, I really loved Bilboe's house? But, it just looked like crap in this HFR nonsense. So, if you haven't seen it yet, I beg you to not see it in this version. Also, the 3D is worthless - there's just like one second where it kind of looks like a flaming pinecone gets tossed at your face, and that's it. It's not even fun when the eagles fly around.
Otherwise, I hate to say, I didn't love it. I think they're mostly Tolkien's fault... like, does every goddamn scene have to end with a deus ex machina with that guy? It's like, Oh, Crap! We're surely done for now! Nope, there's Gandolf coming over the fuckin' horizon with the rising sun! Nope, there's a bunch of goddamn eagles to glide everybody carefully to a safe resting place!
shows up in the weirdest places. So, we go to IMDB to find out who the heck B.C. played, and get this! He played the "Necromancer" which is literally just like, no kidding, a SHADOW in the movie. Like, a CGI ghost shadow that I don't even think said anything! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?
|so that's what he looks like without a beard...|