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Is The Hobbit Mount Doomed?

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Evangeline Lilly And Hugh Jackman Real Steel 2 Instead of The Hobbit

Ruh-roh, Bilbo!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey just screened at CinemaCon 2012 and responses were lukewarm at best.

It was only a 10 minute clip of Peter Jackson’s HIGHly anticipated sequel to last decade’s box-office destroying Lord of the Rings trilogy but some fans were left upset and betrayed.

Many of the complaints surrounded a needless conversion to 3-D, saying it looked like video or generally unfinished.

One editor was complimentary in his tweets:

“Great Scott, THE HOBBIT in 48 frames-per-second is a thing to behold. Totally different experience. Not all will like the change.”

We’re not too worried because this film brings a ton of STAR power!!

Returning A-Listers Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, and Elijah Wood are being bolstered by franchise newcomers Andy Serkis, Luke Evans, and Evangeline Lilly — though Kate Evangeline already expressed worry about getting her elf on.

Maybe the clip leaked too soon? Filming did just wrap in March.

Something tells us this thing might still rake in bazillions of dollars this December, but we really hate to see such mixed reviews.

Are U worried those sneaky little hobbitses might BOMB on the big screen??

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11 comments to “Is The Hobbit Mount Doomed?”

  1. Nick says – reply to this


    SO MUCH wrong with this post. Andy Serkis a newcomer to Lord of the Rings??? Gollum…
    Hugh Jackman as the photo? Pay your people better Perez.

  2. Come on, get it right. says – reply to this


    First off, Peter Jackson presented the footage as unfinished. Nobody complained about the stage in which the footage was in, because people didn't go in expecting to see a finished product. Secondly, the film was shot in 3D, it wasn't a conversion. And for the most part people praised how great the 3D looked (3D actually looks better in 48 fps). The thing people complained about was how 48 fps looked. People aren't used to it. With 24 fps, since the camera isn't capturing all of the action, there's motion blur, and 48 fps eliminates the motion blur. That's what people complained about. Not the content, the 3D, the stage of it's completion, it was the change to 48 frames.

  3. dani says – reply to this


    not to dump on you or anything, but andy serkis is most definitely not a newcomer. he played gollum/smeagol in the lord of the rings trilogy. he is new to directing, as he was the 2nd team director for the hobbit.

  4. 4

    Andy Serkis new…ugh…hire better ghost writers please.

  5. 5

    The Hobbit should actually be a prequel…not a sequel. It comes before Lord of the Rings, not after. (I hate that I know that and I blame my brother).

  6. Tripmynd says – reply to this


    I echo the sentiments of the other commenters. Perez, please edit this story immediately as your writers have LITERALLY the entire thing wrong.

  7. 7

    I am very frustrated to see that you called Andy Serkis a "new comer!" He was in the movies more than cate and orlando. Seriously I never say anything about the mistakes on this site but they are getting worse and worse and clearly whoever wrote this did no research what soever. I am very annoyed right now.

  8. 8

    Everybody before me said it… a lot of things wrong with this post!!! It's a prequel, Serkis was Gollum, etc etc etc…. Pay more attention to what you writeeeee

  9. 9

    Why is Hugh Jackman pictured? You and your staff only care about advertising money instead of getting the stories correct. Pathetic.

  10. HobbitMovieCoUk says – reply to this


    The movie was filmed exclusively for the 3D market and isn't a conversion (see Also - the complaints are about the high frame rate, not the 3D. This is to be expected as this is a change to existing movie perceptions.
    Serkis has been around for ages, and is definitely not a newcomer.
    Oh, and it's a prequel - The Hobbit is set before LOTR - something to do with a ring?!

  11. Anise says – reply to this


    "Many of the complaints surrounded a needless conversion to 3-D, saying it looked like video or generally unfinished."

    To be fair… this may have meant that some of the audience members incorrectly THOUGHT this film was a 3-D conversion, and were saying that they thought that was the reason why it didn't look finished. But even if that's the case, this post had a lot of problems, as others have noted.