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Seeing all three Hobbit movies back to back made the extraneous filler material seem even more...well...extraneous.
I really, really wanted to like Hi-frame Rate video, but after 9 hours I can decisively say I HATE it. I own the first two Hobbit movies and despite their shortcomings have enjoyed them several times. I was looking forward to seeing them on the big screen again, but the HFR video simply destroyed all credibility or suspension of disbelief. Psychologically I was never able to enter the story; it was always a set with stage pieces, actors and choreography. The entire thing smacked of low budget public access programming. For this reason I can't even comment on the third movie. I always enjoy a movie more at home anyway, but in this case the "soap opera effect" rendered me totally unable to form an opinion about the content itself. Perhaps the entire movie is nothing more than a ridiculous, over the top, endless fight scene interrupted periodically by overwrought, unfathomable inter-species love. Then again it may just be a cinematic masterpiece. Won't know for sure until I see it in the comfort of my own theater.