Finally.. The last of the trilogy and this third installment of The Hobbit which continued from The Desolation of Smaug. It also somehow sets the start to The Fellowship of the Ring. (Yes this is already a spoiler and where the movies is different from the books). Thanks to TGV, I watched the trilogy marathon of The Hobbit on the evening 17th December till after midnight in IMAX 3D. If only they could do all 6 movies at one go on a weekend, it would be marvelous.
Would I suggest this movie to my readers? Definitely a yes even for non JRR Tolkien fans. Hint: bring tissue if you are on the emotional side. Also since this movie is in IMAX, I would highly recommend the IMAX experience.. Why? Let me show you why..
This is roughly what you will see on a normal cinema without the IMAX experience.. Trimmed and projected on the curtains.
This would be the full widescreen experience. See what you would be missing? (Yes I watched this on a normal screen on my second round and it's disappointing..)
I also spot the difference in 3D and non 3D.. In the journey and the mountain views.. It's as though I am there itself in the mountains or the halls of Erebor (Dwarves stronghold in the mountains) and most importantly the battle of the 5 armies.. The battle was long and enjoyable in 3D.
Being a fan, I would rate this movie 5/5!!! Go watch it yourself seriously. I will not be the movie spoiler..