Friday, April 27, 2012

CinemaCon's The Hobbit Footage Detailed Description

The One Ring has posted a detailed description of the 10 minutes of The Hobbit shown at CinemaCon to show off the first time a film will be released at 48 frames per second. Most of the coverage focused on how most critics thought the frame rate made the film look fake, like a "soap opera", with few getting into what it actually shown. Now we have a detailed description which you can find here with a few highlights below.

It should be noted that many scenes were still green screened with incomplete special effects and the like. In other words for all the talk about how bad the 48fps might have made the film look, that was without completed special effects, color correction and other tweaks that are likely to improve the realistic look of the film. In short, ignore the critics for now as it is way too early to draw proper conclusions. That most of them failed to mention these kinds of details shows that most were aiming for manufactured controversy for eyeballs to read their incomplete take on the footage.

- The White Council
Saurman (Christopher Lee), Gandalf (Ian McKellen), Galadriel (Cate Blanchett), and Elrond (Hugo Weaving) discuss the Witch-King of Angmar and a how the Dunedain could imprison the Nazgul (something not part of Tolkien stories).
- Gandalf and Radagast
The writer was impressed McCoy's protrayal of the character and his costume.
- Gollum and Bilbo share riddles
A scene from the book as Bilbo tries to out riddle Gollum so he will not be eaten.
- The Trolls
Scene of the Trolls discussing what to do with the captured Dwarves as Bilbo attempts to steal the key to rescue them.
- Gandalf and Thrain
Gandalf in Don Guldur trying to avoid Thrain who is crazy due to torture.
- Mirkwood Elves
Legolas and his elves capturing the Dwarves when they entered Mirkwood forest with a quick shot of Tauriel (Evangeline Lilly) sporting a brown hair and brown elf outfit.

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