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Opening Today: The Hobbit (trailer)



Finally! The long-awaited first film of The Hobbit trilogy opens everywhere today. For die hard JRR Tolkein fans that means being in line as I write this at about 11pm, for the midnight - 12:01am to be precise - show. You pre-ordered your tickets, I assume. Hopefully you're near a theater where you can choose between 2D and 3D.  The big question is whether to see it at the new 48 fps vs the standard 24 fps format, if you are lucky enough to have the choice. Theaters with the technology to handle the 48fps are very much in the minority. In any case the 48fps format has its fans as well as its detractors. It will be interesting to see how it pans out. MLH saw The Hobbit a week ago and enjoyed it. It didn't - it couldn't - live up to the LOTR movies but MLH thinks it will satisfy fans of the book. He saw it in the standard format.
I'm not sure I'll make it to the theater this weekend ... let me know what you think if you see it.