The 3-D Is Next-Level Swankiness —
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" was filmed with special RED EPIC cameras capable of recording at an incredible 5,120 by 2,700 pixels, using a motion standard known as High Frame Rate, or HFR, referring to a frame rate greater than 24 FPS. Shot in 48 frames per second, most rigs were outfitted with an additional camera to capture mo-cap actor Andy Serkis film his scenes in the Goblin caves as Gollum with Martin Freeman.
If you're a Jackson wonk or just a film-tech connoisseur, you already know how crisp this movie will be when displayed on IMAX screens. And at 48 FPS and in 3-D, those rich moments from J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarious literary work of art will look magnificent playing across your eye sockets.
You don't have to take our word for it, here's the trailer for you to see below: