Sometimes it is great to loosen up and enjoy good cinema. As far as movies go, I am quite omnivorous and the most important part of any movie is just that it works in the way it is filmed and has a good story. Some movies are the sort that make you really long for the day premiere, others can be a suprise feast to the eyes and the ears.
As an avid Formula one fan I was well aware of the fact that there was a sort of semi-documentary film being made of the great F1 world champion James Hunt and his rivalry with another great driver and three times world champ Niki Lauda. The movie premiered a while back but I had the possibility to go and see it a bit late. On the positive side this meant a half-empty theater and thus excellent seats and a sort of peaceful enjoyment of the movie. I am not a big fan of 100% filled movie theaters where you might just end up getting pop corn thrown at you or have a huge fellow enjoying the movie in front of you and making it difficult to see the whole screen. 😉
Anyway, I believe this movie to be one of the top 3 movies of the 2013 year. A lot of drama and suspense as well as beautiful cinemagraphy. Great acting by all the main players and the director has made a splendid job in pulling it altogether. Definately worth the 2hrs.
As a long time Tolkien reader I was dismayed when it was announced that Peter Jackson would be creating the movies of one of my all time favorite books. Jackson was then known for more odd movies than good movies. Happily I was proven wrong when the first Lord of the Rings movie arrived.
Flash forward to 2012 and one of the most awaited movies of the year is another screening of a Tolkien novel. This time I was more than happy when Jackson had to direct the movie instead of someone else. This in my mind guaranteed that the movie would be positively similar to the LOTR trilogy.
The Hobbit is as a movie excellent on the whole, albeit a little longer than it maybe should have been. Considering the size of the novel it is almost hilarious to hear that there will be another trilogy made of it.. (Of course this means a couple more movie premieres and anticipation to see the next parts of the novel churned out on the screen.)
After a rather slow start the Hobbit picks up speed and is very thoroughly enjoyable. Even the slow start is okay with the lovely scenery of the Middle-Earth in glorious HFR 3D. For me this was the first 3D movie that really flowed and the 3D enhanced the immersion into the movie instead of making me feel that it was unnecessary trickery. The HFR effect could be seen especially in the faster parts of the movie where there is practically zero blurring and everything stays clear.
Totally recommended for all fans of the Lord of Rings.
The Hobbit – trailer2