Here's the thing with the Hobbit trilogy, if you're "in" it, you go along with every silly dwarf joke, every unlikely plot twist, every absurd shot that's clearly dictated by the 3D projection, every cardboard character, every overwrought sentimental gaze. It's not great cinema, far from it, but it's one hell of a cinematic experience.
When however you're not totally immersed in it for some reason, things start to crumble really fast, and you quickly see things for what they…
I can't really comment on the pace or the length of this movie, as I was just so incredibly impressed with what was on the screen. Hell, I had gladly sat through another hour of it.
The HFR 3D was just so friggin' amazing and sharp, it was the most impressive thing I've ever seen in cinema. Maybe after the next viewing I'll have a clearer opinion of the film as a whole, but now I just have to give this 5 stars.
The subject matter: 5★. The film itself: 3★. The way they take a shit with the capitalist ideologists in this film is pure gold. They set the most ludicrous traps and still people step into it. As a documentary however, there's still some work into making it a more coherent, interesting whole.