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Word of Mouth—The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Is Getting Decent, But Not Great Early Reviews

Geek Binge: Since it’s been a pretty light few weeks at the movie theaters since Thanksgiving, be glad that next week we’ll finally have a movie worth talking about in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. One of the most anticipated films of the entire year, The Hobbit is a much riskier venture than you might have assumed at first glance. It will be shepherding in a new technology with shooting done at 48 frames per second, almost double the normal FPS. In addition, An Unexpected Journey has to prove that splitting the book into three parts will actually benefit the film, and isn’t just a shameless cash grab. And if recent early reviews are any indication, the film might have actually succeeded in this task—but just barely.

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