Now that the infernal embargo has finally been lifted, the first wave of reviews for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey have made their way online, and the results are invariably mixed to say the least.
Whereas most critics have complimented the film’s action sequences and its inherent fun factor, they have been quick to criticize Jackson’s decision to shoot in 48Fps, a move that has caused many of them to compare the look of the film to that of a TV movie. The consensus so far, then, is that this thing isn’t anywhere nearly as good as The Fellowship of the Ring, and lacks the character appeal and pace of that much better movie. Alas, not a single 10/10 or 5 star review in sight.
Gollum’s sequence – which takes place at around the 90 minute mark – has been pointed out as a highlight of the film, »
- T.J. Barnard
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