My girlfriend and I plan to see the new Hobbit
movie opening weekend (though not opening day) in New York City (though public transit accessible NJ wouldn't be out of the question if necessary). Since we're in NYC, we have options on format.
So the question is, what format should we see it in?
There's infamously an FAQ
It says that the film will be released in 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, and High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D.
Some background: I'm a bit of a film nerd... I'm inclined to see it in HFR 3D for the technological novelty and out of auteurist ideas about directorial intent. I'm actually not a huge fan of 3D in general (though I'm super-excited for the forthcoming promised Top Gun 3D
), but that seems to be the only way to see it in HFR. My girlfriend says she can take or leave 3d... probably leaning slightly towards preferring 2d.
As far as I can tell, it wasn't actually filmed in IMAX, right? I don't want to see it on a super-big screen just because I can if that's not its native format.
I wasn't a huge fan of the visual look of the Lord of the Rings movies, so I'd be pleased to have this look different.
(My current favorite movies are The Conformist
, Army of Shadows
, and On the Town
; my girlfriend would probably say Singing in the Rain