Peter Jackon’s Newest: The Hobbit in 3D

On December 14th, 2012 the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson, released his newest film based on the books of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Hobbit, which is an all-time favorite story of literature enthusiasts, fantasy fans, and young adults alike, is the prelude to the story of The Lord of the Rings, which made its silver screen debut in 2001. The Lord of the Rings trilogy won numerous awards and kept fans waiting in anticipation for the next Jackson film.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film in its series, as Peter Jackson has turned the story of The Hobbit into a trilogy. In order to stretch out the story and add explanation to certain parts of the journey, Jackson added back story that was not in the book, and has been reveled by some fans while scorned by others.

The main 3D effect utilized in the first film of this newest trilogy is 48-frames-per-second, 3D technology (HFR 3D), which allows for a sharper image and leads to less eyestrain for the viewer. Combined with the beautiful cinematography and breathtaking landscapes, this technology renders The Hobbit one of the most gorgeous and visually accurate films to date, as the HFR makes the 3D effects nearly perfect.

Some 3D experts and film enthusiasts have criticized Jackson’s use of the HFR 3D technology because it renders The Hobbit visually different from other 3D films and gives it a documentary feel. Several reviewers, however, absolutely loved the film, claiming that the HFR 3D technology creates a magical and mystical atmosphere while viewing. To see what you think, catch the film while still at movie theaters.

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