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January 14, 2013
Liked it a lot. The 48 frames a minute worked for me. The action and 3D was helped by it. Looking forward for more.
January 05, 2013
Rehash of old battle scenes form the previous movies, with only a sliver of a plot. Save your money.
December 30, 2012
I didn't realize that this was going to be another \"Lord of the Rings\" type trilogy. It was a little long winded, but very similar to the Rings trilogy. There is definitely going to be one or two more movies before the story is completely told. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one.
December 20, 2012
Great animation, scenery, costumes... not very good dialogue, no humor, no well coreographed sword fights, the babe Kate Blanchett is only on the screen for a minute... even the trolls were boring... the only really great scene was with Gollum in the cave... that was incredible animation and witty character confrontations. Also, the 3D 48 fps looked artificial. My brain prefers the slight out
December 16, 2012
Ok-the good parts, plenty of great scenery and the cast was good. But the movie was SLOWWWWWWW. Its pace was really long and boring. It didn't help that they showed 12 previews of other films before the movie started. I had to pee so bad and the theatre was freezing and cold. the effects were nice, but my gosh...I would wait for the video and watch in the comfort of your home.
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The Hobbit is just good enough to make you aware of how it could have been much, much better. If you take your kids-while shielding them from various nonhuman bad guys getting decapitated both repeatedly and, worse, bloodlessly-they'll have a good time. Bilbo Baggins' quest for adventure and Warner Bros' quest for cash will take him through three films. But your quest for epic, truly entertaining filmmaking will be more successful if you just stay home. Full Review
The New York Times
Tolkien's inventive, episodic tale of a modest homebody on a dangerous journey has been turned into an overscale and plodding spectacle. Full Review
It's a bloated, shockingly tedious trudge that manages to look both overproduced and unforgivably cheesy. Full Review
While the production design is impeccable and the journey intermittently involving, The Hobbit is overlong and lacks the enchantment of the Lord of the Rings films. Full Review
The Hobbit plays younger and lighter than Fellowship and its follow-ups, but does right by the faithful and has a strength in Martin Freeman's Bilbo that may yet see this trilogy measure up to the last one. There is treasure here. Full Review