By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist November 27, 2013 at 1:41PM
"The Hobbit" is big, this we already know. Peter Jackson's three movie spanning adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novel goes into every nook and cranny of Middle Earth and beyond, leaving few stones unturned or untouched. In short, the director is trying to craft an unforgettable experience and part of that is, for better or worse, 3D and high frame rates.
As folks may remember, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was accompanied by a lot of chatter about the use of 48fps — how it looked unreal to some or awesome to others, where it was screening in the high-def format, whether or not it truly enhanced the movie and more — to the point that it became as much a topic of discussion as the movie itself. This time around, the studio is playing things a bit more conservatively and have issued a fairly simple Q&A (via Emma F Green) for anyone needing to the know the basics of the format.
But as the document notes, moviegoers will have a slew of options to choose from, so if you just want to see "The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug" in "old-fashioned" 2D, well you can do that too. The film opens on December 13th, and here's a batch of new images (via Flicks And Bits). While it's not official just yet, we've heard that 'Smaug' will be running two hours and forty minutes...