The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘s world premiere was yesterday, along with at least one screening for press. And although there is an embargo until December 3 quite a few reactions to the world’s first high frame rate 3D movie have leaked.
Below is an assortment of comments from Twitter and elsewhere regarding the HFR 3D. I’ll be updating this as more reactions roll in. And please comment below if you find any reviews/reactions that talk about the 48 fps. Thanks!
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) November 28, 2012
Just got excited about seeing The Hobbit in 48fps HFR again. I just can’t wait.
— Brendon Connelly (@brendonconnelly) November 27, 2012
And these two who saw a test reel in HFR 3D:
Just saw a test reel for The Hobbit 3D in 48 fps. Oh. My. God. You guys have no idea what you are in for. #TheHobbit
— Bonnie Alba (@bonniealba) November 22, 2012
Quotes from premiere attendees, via Stuff.co.nz:
-“It was amazing, especially the battle scenes and it left you wanting more at the end,” Paul Bingham said. “The 48 fps is totally the future of movies. It takes you a couple of minutes to get used to it, but the clarity is amazing. I read the initial media criticism but I have to say: It’s just fantastic.”
-The new 3D format “did feel a bit voyeuristic at first but once you get used to how crystal clear it is, I think it is quite amazing. It is arresting when you first see it. It is almost like something you shouldn’t really be seeing it. It’s cool,” [Shihad frontman Jon Toogood] said.
-Another movie-goer described it as the best of fantasy put into 3D. “I don’t know if it was so advanced or if it was so old, that’s how I would describe it. It was just gorgeous,” she said.
-“I thought it was fantastic. The bits you can probably most appreciate are the sound quality, that was extraordinary, and all of the technical side of it. The 48 frames per second, it’s some of the best 3D ever produced, and then the story itself, I think it just captures you,” [Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee] said.
Quotes from the NY Daily News:
-The movie offers technological wizardry, thanks to a 48 frames-per-second format, twice the industry standard. Critics who saw a trailer earlier this year were unimpressed, but after a minute or two of adjusting, the higher resolution is eye-popping, similar to discovering HD television for the first time.
Alas, the higher resolution has one downside: it really makes you wince when you see the obscenely corpulent Goblin King in such crystal clarity.