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Thoughts on probable last theater viewing (until inevitable Trilogy showing)

Kimtc
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Feb 8 2013, 5:05am


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Tonight I realized that this was likely the last night that AUJ was playing at the theater near me, and I figured I'd better get there one last time. Unfortunately, the HFR showing was at 10:30 at night, and I have to work tomorrow, so that left me with the earlier 2D show. The first time I saw it was in 2D, but I had avoided it after being pulled into the wonder vortex that is 3D HFR. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, however, so I sucked it up and went. I was one of 8 people in the theater, and we were all clearly repeat viewers. Here is my takeaway:

--2D really, really bites, at least for TH. I was almost at the point of screaming "My eyes, they burn, they burn!" Erebor was way too detail-deprived, and the entire Rivendell scene was very blurry. I could have been watching an antique nickelodeon (no, children, it's not a cable network--look it up).

--However, notwithstanding the lack of detail, I was for some reason really able to see the dwarf faces that Azog has on his skirt better than before.

--And despite the general blur, I suddenly developed "Kazinsky-vision" and began seeing him playing Fili everywhere. And other times, if it wasn't him, I thought it must be a filler-Fili standing in until they got Dean to the set. It got to the point that any time the dwarves were in a group, I was actively seeking out Fili. I probably missed a good third of the film because of this.

--I also kept an eye out for the evolution of Thorin's beard. He started out at Erebor with a longish beard with a clip, but then I saw that by the time he got to the "never forgave/forgot" scene it was short (I think I missed this previously because I kept thinking that he might take off his shirt). So it was short before Thror/Thrain go to the dwarf kingdom in the sky (or dungeon, as the case may be). I had gotten the impression he tore it out/hacked it off because of their loss, but was there some other precipitating event before that? I thought maybe it was because Thror and Thrain had theirs singed or burned off in Erebor, but at Azanulbizar Thror seemed fully bearded. Since this kept me thinking up until I became preoccupied with Fili, I probably missed 10% of the film due to this silliness.

Anyway, I will miss seeing it in the theater, but I will be very happy to get my 3D Blu-ray so I can see all the detail I missed this time (and maybe there is some magic in clearer filming that blocks old Fili, since I swear I never really noticed him before--or if I did, I didn't care because my senses were overwhelmed with other detail).

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Thoughts on probable last theater viewing (until inevitable Trilogy showing) Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 5:05am
    "the wonder vortex that is 3D HFR" - so true! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 8 2013, 6:01am
    Azog's skirt! Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 8 2013, 9:15am
        Saw it best at Azanulbizar Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 3:10pm
        On Kazinsky-vision... Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 3:25pm
            cutting in Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 8 2013, 5:56pm
                Yes, pretty early Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 9:12pm
                    thank you for the info Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 9 2013, 7:35pm
        magic rope Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 8 2013, 5:51pm
        Totally missed the haltered/unhaltered ponies! Noticed one or two very small things - Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 8 2013, 6:36pm
        the on again off again halters. sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Feb 10 2013, 2:58am
    2D/3D andwise Send a private message to andwise Feb 8 2013, 1:35pm
    Checked my local theaters schedule Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 2:49pm
    The Hobbit AUJ is showing in one theatre by me at one time...12:40. Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Feb 8 2013, 5:28pm
    HFR 3D will still be at my nearby theater all next week, 2 shows/day! Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Feb 8 2013, 6:30pm
        no HFR close by Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 8 2013, 7:19pm
    How does Thorin carry the oakenshield... GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 8 2013, 8:00pm
        And how did he still have it after the mountains? Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 9:20pm
            Well, he did hand his cloak to Kili to hold after he enters Bag End... GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 8 2013, 10:47pm
        Majestically. Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 8 2013, 9:48pm
            My God, he really does! Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 8 2013, 10:52pm
                No, it is a gift... totoro Send a private message to totoro Feb 9 2013, 2:19am
                    Okay. So all hyper-masculine characters in LOTR/TH get a wimpy line... Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 9 2013, 3:24am
                    This sounds like... Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 9 2013, 3:37am
            Well I sure walked smack into that one! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 8 2013, 10:55pm
                *hands GloryBox an icepack* Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 9 2013, 1:31am
                    Oh yes, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 9 2013, 2:28am
                        Funny looks Elessar Send a private message to Elessar Feb 9 2013, 2:42am
            Alright, this isn't completely on topic Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Feb 9 2013, 4:11am
    I'm holding onto hope of more viewings at secondrun theater. sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Feb 10 2013, 3:00am
    **I've Gathered Geeky List Info from this post :) THANKS ALL! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Feb 16 2013, 3:47am

 
 
 

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