In which I ramble about the Hobbit.

Thursday, December 20, 2012



The Hobbit
is the only one of the LOTR series I have read (I'm working on it, friends ;D), so naturally the new movie coming out has excited me most bounteously. I have yet to see the other Lord of The Rings movies as well (I want to read the books first). But the Hobbit, oh, the Hobbit! All the trailers, clips, posters, etc has gotten me quite excited. And to think they've split it into two - no, three - parts? My Hobbit-loving will surely be satisfied these next few years.

Or so I was thinking, until I heard that it has really quick camera motion. We saw The Hunger Games (which had the same such camera motion) and poor Momma got sick. Daddy didn't fare too well either with that headache. 

After some severe dissapointment, a friend who had seen both Hunger Games and The Hobbit told me this, in essence:
I saw the Hunger Games, and the camera motion was too much for me. But The Hobbit wasn't like that. I loved it. 
So, here's where y'all come in: I want to know if I should see this movie or not. To those of you who have watched it, would you please share your opinion? Was the camera fast moving, leaving you wondering at what just passed your eyes? Or was it a comfortable pace, with which your could keep track and focus on?

Oh, and Merry Christmas! Because you all are just the best.

9 comments

  1. I didn't see the Hunger Games in theaters, but even on a normal TV the camera motion was very annoying. The Hobbit isn't like that. Or if it is, it is much much less noticable than in THG. There are some fast fighting scenes, but they were handled well, and the way they were filmed isn't distracting. My Mom has a tendency to get motion sick, and she was just fine.
    I would definitely recommend that you see the movie.*cough*Thorinissoworthit*cough* :D

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  2. There were a few moments (mostly near the beginning) where the camera moved and it seemed almost a little bit hard to focus on for a second. But that was only 2 or three times and it was possibly just my strange eyes.

    And other than that... it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. EVER. EVER!!!!!!

    ~Nessíma

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  3. THE HOBBIT WAS AMAZING OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH SEE IT SEE IT NOWWWWW

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  4. I just saw it and the motion isn't at all distracting. The first few minutes it seemed a little blurry, like when I forget my prescription glasses, but once it got going I didn't notice any weird camera shakes or angles. It's as smooth as the other LOTR's and most movies. THG was blurry/shaky, but this is not like that. Hope that helps.
    (Oh and btw, it's a reaaaaaaally good movie. I think I might have liked it even better than LOTR.)

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  5. I'm going to see 'The Hobbit' in 3D next week with my family, Lord willing!!! So excited :) :) :).
    I don't think we're going to see it in the fast frame rate because we don't have that option in our local theatre. But as I've never seen a movie in 3D I was wondering if one can use my prescription glasses and wear the 3D glasses on top? I always watch movies with my prescription glasses on... was just wondering.

    Oh, and I've watched the LOTR movies many, many times and they are AMAZING!!!! I mean honestly, they are just about the best movies ever made, with the exception of a few other films... and I would read and watch the movies together so I don't let one bias my watching/reading of the other.

    I really can't wait to see 'The Hobbit' though and I hope it will be great.

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  6. The Hobbit was absolutely the BEST! I watched it, and didn't even notice the increased frame rate. Many critics don't like it, but I can honestly say it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I recommend that you take your chances and see it. And I'd like to second Katy-Anne. Thorin IS SO worth it, LOL. :D :D :D

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  7. I watched it tonight.
    In and of itself the movie was AMAZING!!!
    They've added a few characters (to make it long enough for a trilogy, I guess), but it was still really true to the book (I'm a purist).

    I actually didn't know it was going to be more than one movie, and when it ended as suddenly as it did I freaked out in the theater. ;)


    If your family is prone to sickness in fast paced movies 3D is not for you.. we watched it in 3D and I got a little dizzy and a bit of a headache. But I think in 2d it would be fine!

    As long as no one gets sick, it is SO worth your time.

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  8. Okay, here's the thing. When I went to see The Hobbit (midnight premiers and all that jazz) I hadn't remembered seeing a movie in 3D. So I was really curious as to what this movie would be like, seeing as it was 3D XD 48fps combined! :D Now, I'm not prone to motion sickness, but Rachel is, and she didn't even get a headache! (which is odd, because on 3D rides and things she always does) Now if you're talking of literal camera moves, I didn't notice any confusion or anything, so I'm assuming that means it was not an issue! ;P But non-technically----BILBO'S AWESOME!!!! And Thorin comes in reeeeallly close second. :D

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  9. Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, Watch it, etc..........

    I *loved* *loved* *loved* *loved* *loved* *loved* *loved* *loved* etc...... it.

    I went once with my older sisters and my dad, and I'm going again with my mom, and one of my younger sisters.

    Goooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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