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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Probably a third of a good movie...
It's one thing to take a trilogy of books and make them into a trilogy of films, but to take The Hobbit and spin it into three movies... Color me skeptical. Frankly I've sort of lost faith in Peter Jackson. Loved his earlier works, and adored the first LOTR. I didn't care for some of the changes made in the subsequent sequels to some of the characters, but overall, good stuff. Since then he's really seemed to have lost something. Him returning to the hobbit world sounded like a good idea initially. But shortly it became two movies, and then with them basically complete, he decided he could squeeze one more out of it.
Don't get me wrong, I fully intend to enjoy The Hobbit. Martin Freeman has long been a favorite of mine, and I expect he'll bring something amazing to Bilbo. The supporting cast is also pretty fantastic. I expect I'll enjoy a lot of it. I'm just wondering how much of it is going to be filler? I suspect when the trilogy is done, some young, enterprising, individual will take the three films and edit it into one good film. I say enterprising, but really I just mean some fanboy with way too much time on their hands.
Then there is the question of the whole 48FPS issue, which a lot of people on initial viewing hate, but Peter Jackson insists is the future of film. Is it? Probably. Is that good or bad? I have my thoughts on that matter, but I'm not going to make any judgement before I've seen it myself. I've noticed a lot of people who haven't seen it already stating pretty bold opinions. I know it's also been serving as a distraction when it comes to judging the movie's quality. I look forward to see it myself and making up my mind about it.
How about you, are hobbits in your plans for the weekend? Are you going the traditional route or do you plan to see it in 48fps?