Monday, December 17, 2012

Hobbit Into Darkness

Did anybody see The Hobbit in IMAX this weekend and get to see those several minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness footage that were promised? I did not, but I'd love to hear what you thought of them if you did. Now we've got a trailer, which is about 45 seconds longer than the first teaser, so whoopdie doo to that. (via)

But back to The Hobbit - What did you all think? I don't think I'm going to be able to really write much of a review to it - I had a Christmas party yesterday right after seeing it and the best I could muster when it came up in conversation was, "It's good? It's definitely... long." I enjoyed it, I will say that. I'm strangely struck dumb when I try to say why though. I think it's just I've got too many other things on my mind right now. I liked it more than I though I was going to - I'd begun to fear a stinker, and it weren't a stinker. It was fun, and tonally very different from the LotR films, which was a good idea. It's much sillier. And somehow they made Gollum scary again - I'd forgotten how scary he could be. The 48 frames per second thing was a mixed bag - at first the clarity was indeed somewhat distracting and cheap-looking when it was just a normal scene of people talking on sets, but then I would stop noticing it for awhile. And then in the big eyefuls of CG scenes, it was incredible. And then they'd be sitting around talking somewhere and it would seem cheap again. So... so?


Ms Srappy said...

I saw it in Imax 3d. The Star Trek footage looked fantastic,the 3d was really effective. I can't wait to see the rest. As for The Hobbit, while not perfect,I absolutely loved it. That scene with the eagles was so breathtaking. Plus, I now have a raging crush on Richard Armitage,I couldn't stop thinking "Man, that dwarf is goddamn hot."

Sean said...

Ditto here. I am not a Trekkie, but it did look pretty cool. Maybe the Hobbit going experience even longer - as if that were possible. I enjoyed the Hobbit though. Just hate having to wait so long to see the next two.