The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has focused on Jackson’s use of the latest 3D technology by shooting at 48 frames-per-second. Some viewers complain that the picture quality was too eye-poppingly clear that it becomes distracting while others thought that the action sequences were faster than real time ( I really don’ know want they mean). As for me, I saw it in the traditional 24fps 3D and the new Dolby Atmos technology at the Escape cinemas in Express Avenue, Chennai. I felt that the film was too long (169 mins), the dialogue occasionally limped, and there were too many dwarfs and trolls in a “Hobbit ” film to keep track off. CGI creatures look more lifelike and the 3D was pretty flawless, I was bored in between scenes but the last 45 minutes somewhat kicks back into gear, with an extended cameo from Gollum (Andy Serkis, brilliant as always) who plays a riddle game with Bilbo Baggins and a rather superb escape sequence set in an underground environment full of rickety bridges and bottomless gorges. The movie ends as Bilbo and his band gaze upon the kingdom of Erindor and keeps the fans waiting for the next episode of the Hobbit.
I give 8/10