Cue the hobbit.
Been waiting for this for such a long time!
Now for one of the dumbest things ever...
Aye, can't wait. The dwarves look plain wrong though (note dwarves, not gnomes) however I've been finding it amusing that one of the dwarves is from Red Dwarf :D
Always lots of British talent in the LOTR films.
Is that the YT link for the trailer (can't see it from here - YT blocked :() - but if it is then I seen it on BBC a couple of days ago and looks brill - shame about the year long wait - really need to get the book again (lost my copy to The Parent's :mad:)
There's a very striking picture of JRR Tolkien in our TA drill hall. Being that he was once a Lancashire Fusilier, as were a good number of historically significant people.
The film looks awesome. Hopefully as good as the book, though if LOTR is anything to go by, it'll be spot on.
The Hobbit films are very impressive from a technically perspective too. Shooting 5k @ 48fps in 3D must take a massive amount of storage space. :eek:
I also like how Peter Jackson has given all of his cameras names. :)
Off to see this in HDR 3D tonight :D
Saw this Thursday.
I thoroughly enjoyed it; Mme LeMarchand (long time JRRT fan) loved it.
Our local cinema only had the choice of 3D and a last-minute (after we had booked tickets) 2D smattering of shows. Would have preferred the 2D as I have yet to see a 3D film that has convinced me it's worth the extra cash, and fast-moving, close cut fights just don't work at all in 3D. 48fps would have interested me (even in 3D), but not enough to travel too far!
Off on Sunday, to watch it in fancy-pants 48fps3D - and that's at Boston cinema, so if they've got it there they should it somewhere near you, @LeMarchand (seriously, they just got electricity in 2008 there*). Bit concerned that it will look like a fancy episode of Neighbours though, but hoping that years of aiming for 60fps on my PC will mean I'll acclimatise to it quick enough.
More concerned at how much padding they will have had to do to get a trilogy out of it though, getting flashbacks to the end of RotK Extended Edition just thinking about it :S
*may be a lie for comedic effect
I saw it on Saturday(IMAX HFR 3D) and loved it. Dont know what the other reviewers were complaining about. Its going to be a long wait till December 13th 2013
Also as a bonus I got to see the 9 minute Star Trek Into Darkness preview, which was a total surprise as it was only supposed to be in a few IMAX cinemas and the one I went too was not on the list.
The Cabal Cut of "Nightbreed".
As for "padding", apparently (according to the oracle that is Mme LeMarchand) it didn't seem padded at all - the "extras" were mainly from The Silmarillion.
P.S. Our showing would have been better if some moron hadn't booked "The Nutcracker Live" into the largest screen!
I saw it at the Norwich Odeon and it looked stunning as for padding it didnt feel padded at all to me.