In The Hobbit, New Tech Mangles the Scenery
Director Peter Jackson, pioneer of computer-generated battle scene technology, uses high frame rates and 3-D effects, which lead to a few visual gaffes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
'Hobbit' beats 'Robocop' at Chinese box office
BEIJING – “Robocop” was unable to fend off Peter Jackson’s giant dragon last week at the Chinese box office as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” took the top spot for the second week in a row. The second installment in the “Hobbit” series has now made more than $60.1 million on the mainland.
Film Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’
Jackson’s gargantuan undertaking can still feel like completist overkill at times, but that won’t keep the Middle-earth enthusiasts who pushed the first “Hobbit” film past the $1 billion mark worldwide from doing the same with this Dec. 13 release ...