I think the worst of the bunch is the shot of gandalf. The grass in bag end looks a very nasty shade of green. Gandalf looks sort of pasted in, and I'm not sure where to start with the sky! Everything looks a bit too new and unweathered too but that's the least of the problems.
Having said that the close up of the elf lady is really shocking too. Skin tones are, well, not really there and the blown out highlights are like something off a very cheap camcorder. Theres some slight colour fringing or something going on too that I can't put into words.
The scene with Gandalf and elf king type person is full of blown out highlights and looks kinda fake. Also really fake looking is the scene where they are going though a cave or something. Those rocks look like, well nothing like actual rocks.
Ironically, I think the best looking shots are of Gollum and possibly the barrels?
Everything looks strangely slightly fake except ironically the shot with Gollum in which I'm sure is actually fake. Very odd.
I'm quite shocked as I saw the trailer and thought it just looked a bit meh! However these stills from the movie look really unspeakably bad. Maybe it's not as awful when it is in motion.
I'm also now wondering if the trailer wasn't something cobbled together before production on the film began. As I suggested before, the cinematography looked a bit Meh! but I also found it was a bit annoying with all the singing and everything. Just generally not very atmospheric. Unfotunately what is now appearing looks even worse than the trailer which I thought looked just sort of okay.
The whole thing is very odd. Could this be originating from the use of a different shutter angle for the high frame rates or something?
Definitely giving this movie a big miss now.
Looks REALLY bad.
Edited by Freya Black, 09 July 2012 - 06:19 AM.