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Saw it again, in 2D
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Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 12:33am

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As much as I liked the HFR 3D the second time I saw the movie, the third time in 2D felt better during the action scenes, as the pace seemed normal and I could see each sword thrust and where the orcs where hit. In the new format the action seemed sped up and my brain was distracted by the 3D. But the movie stands on its own in either format. I know all the changes made from the book, but by now I just go with them...When FOTR came out I was more freaked out by changes, but not so much anymore. And in 2D I focused on the score more and all the little mannerisms and character lines....I also love all the back history and connections to PJ's LOTR trilogy. I went to a 3pm showing and there were 60 people there! Including a group of special needs adults who laughed at the jokes. I teach teens with autism, some of whom are fans, and this made me happy, to see them out at the movies enjoying The Hobbit!


Kimtc
Rohan

Jan 6 2013, 1:38am

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Went back today, too (6th time) [In reply to] Can't Post

But saw it again in HFR. I'm at the point it's the only way I want to see it. I just find it so, I don't know how else to describe it, shiny. Everything about it shimmers in that format.

Several dozen people in our theatre, many seemed like newbies. I think people are still checking out the new technology.


DanielLB
Immortal


Jan 6 2013, 1:39am

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I'm on my 8th viewing. [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the film. I really do. Evil


Ave Moria
Rivendell


Jan 6 2013, 1:39am

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I am going to see HFR for the first time tonight [In reply to] Can't Post

I cannot wait!! I have seen in once in 2d so far...

-In the Darkness, a torch we hold-


malla
Bree

Jan 6 2013, 1:46am

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HFR [In reply to] Can't Post

I am sorry to say that every theater, within about 100 mile radius of me, has pulled the HFR. I did go on Thursday, the last day my regular theater was showing it in that format, so at least I can say I saw it three times in HFR. Now I will have to settle for seeing it again in IMAX 3D....or maybe regular 3D. Crossing my fingers that I'll be able to go back tomorrow for viewing number 15. Do you think I like the movie???? Smile

Tenna' ento lye omenta,
Malla


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 1:58am

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On the speed of 3D [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw it first in 2D, and I'm glad I did, because I could just absorb everything.

The second time I saw it was in 3D (normal FR) and found it very distracting. Whenever something comes close to you / out of the screen (even just slightly out) it seemed choppy and like it was moving too fast for you to keep up with it.

That was solved when I saw it in HFR, everything smoothed out.

Having not seen 2D and 3D HFR without the regular 3D in between, it is hard for me to make a comparison, but I have some thoughts ramblings on why 3D HFR might seem faster.

Perhaps since we are seeing the entire 3D movement, we are seeing the full velocity of the objects, instead of the projected 2D movement. Something getting smaller/larger, though it is mapping the same movement as 3D movement away/toward you simply does not look as fast. And so that is true for all "slanted" movements. Anything that is not going flat against the screen is missing that movement when in 2D. Sure, we know what the 3D movement is when we are watching it in 2D (are brains are pretty good at that sort of thing, so long as there is something of known size to reference against) but the speed is not so apparent as in 3D.

As for the score, I found myself more able to focus on it during my third (3D HFR) viewing, but I expect that was due more to it being the third viewing than format. That being said, plain 3D was distracting to me and I wasn't able to focus on the score then, though I had seen the movie before.


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Kimtc
Rohan

Jan 6 2013, 2:07am

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Interested in your experience [In reply to] Can't Post

I would love it in any format, but HFR is great.

Still playing in a lot of theaters here that way, but I'm in a major metropolitan area so it should hold on awhile. I feel like I'm trying to see it a lot to tide me over until the Blu-ray comes out. Which will seem like in forever.


imin
Valinor


Jan 6 2013, 2:13am

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Just out of interest [In reply to] Can't Post

where would you rank it against the lotr films? Also do you think its better than the book and finally where does it rank in your all time fave films?

being nosey, lol.


ryouko
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 2:22am

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You'll enjoy it! [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw it in HFR when I went the third time. I plan to see it again in this format on Wed. then I'll go back to regular 2D, because it's cheaper. that way I can see it a few more times before it leaves the theaters.


Kullervo
Rivendell


Jan 6 2013, 2:52am

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I've seen it twice [In reply to] Can't Post

in HFR 3D, and the first time I was once or twice distracted by the seemingly too fast movement. The second time there was no such issues and I absolutely loved every second of how it looked, (and especially the grand sweeping shots of the landscapes) and I was also able to get in to the story a lot more (most likely because I had no expectations anymore of how things should go about). I don't think I will ever go see another movie in 3D if it isn't in HFR. In 2D, however, I still think the 24fps will propably be my preferred choice.


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:11am

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People laughing... [In reply to] Can't Post

I think many people were watching for the first time, judging by the laughs.


Aragorn the Elfstone
Grey Havens


Jan 6 2013, 3:11am

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7th viewing today, in IMAX 3D [In reply to] Can't Post

I wanted to have at least one viewing on IMAX (even if it isn't a "real" IMAX - we don't have one of those nearby). This was my 2nd 24fps 3D viewing, and it was enjoyable but when it comes to 3D, I definitely prefer HFR - it's just so much more immersive.

So that makes:

2D - 3
3D - 1
HFR 3D - 2
IMAX 3D - 1

I'd probably give the edge to 2D for my preference, just because of LotR nostalgia - but I really loved my 2 HFR viewings as well. Smile

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Jan 6 2013, 3:20am)


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:13am

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15!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Wow! That is awesome, I thought 8 was great....


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:19am

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Hmmm...fav films.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, this ranks with FOTR..I think the trilogy will rank with LOTR...as favs....which is top five


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:21am

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Can 2D be in HFR?? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just wondering...and how would that look and feel....


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:23am

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Man, I am behind! [In reply to] Can't Post

I obviously need to go again!


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:35am

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Agreed...awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:36am

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Strap in and enjoy the ride! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


ryouko
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:37am

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I'm with you there [In reply to] Can't Post

I've only seen it 3 times. But I can easily get burned out on things, so I have to take it easy. So I've decided to only see it every other week, so that I don't get burned out.

Makes it difficult when I keep reading all the details that people picked up from the viewings.


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:38am

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Ahh, the score [In reply to] Can't Post

Agreed, second and more viewings let me focus on the music...


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:41am

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Yes, see it in theaters now! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:42am

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Right, before it leaves theaters!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Glaurung63
Lorien

Jan 6 2013, 3:44am

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Third viewing too [In reply to] Can't Post

I waited a bit...but I will go for 4 and 5 viewings....


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Jan 6 2013, 3:45am

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No, unless I've been seriously misled // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


..The land of long-forgotten name:
......no man may ever anchor near;
..No steering star his hope may aim,
......for nether Night its marches drear,
..And waters wide no sail may tame,
......with shores encircled dark and sheer.

..O! Haven where my heart would be!
......the waves beat upon thy bar
..For ever echo endlessly,
......when longing leads thy thought afar


Aragorn the Elfstone
Grey Havens


Jan 6 2013, 3:48am

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It most definitely can be... [In reply to] Can't Post

...but given that the whole purpose of HFR has been to reduce the amount of motion blur in traditional 3D, I would assume that the studio didn't see the need to release a HFR 2D version (especially in light of the early reaction to HFR).

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence

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