After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?
Beyond darkness... beyond desolation... lies the greatest danger of all.
The 48 FPS 3D movie was shipped to some theaters via a standard SATA hard drive. It was shipped with a security code that prevented the content from being viewed or copied until the code was released by the distributor about 24 hours in advance of the initial release time of the movie. The 48 fps 3D version of the movie occupied 639 GB of data on the SATA Hard drive. The theater in question could have downloaded the entire movie via a secure satellite link, but the download would have taken more than a full 24 hours. Given that 96 frames per second are required for the 3D picture (48 fps for each eye), the data size for each frame for each eye is about .66 mb (mega bytes). See more »
Even though I formally thought "An Unexpected Journey" was a bit
chipped off by quality from the original "Lord of the Rings" trilogy,
due to its certain lack of seriousness the former Jackson Middle-Earth
films had, I wasn't really disappointed by it. It was a different, more
softer storyline, and under it had to have a different directorial
approach. Going to see the second one, I had my worries if it's going
to be on a dose less of action and excitement and more centered on the
characters, which I always kind of felt myself, was a mistake for a
purely adventure film, a road that many movies have taken on in
sequels. Fortunately, it was nothing of a sort. "Desolation" gives a
stronger adventure and enjoyment than the original Hobbit movie. Faster
pace, beautiful sets, lovely score, costumes and most impressive CGI
than ever before, with the comeback of one of the most beloved
character of the original series, Legolas, will surely win over the
audiences both fans of Tolkien's book and not, over the globe again
this Christmas season. If anything, I'll definitely go catch it again.