The most common criticism of book-to-film adaptations is the omission of what devoted readers consider to be essential characters or plot elements. The three films adapted from The Hobbit, however, actually hew closely to the source material, so the problems with them lie more in their bloated excesses rather than what's been left out. Extended, overly-orchestrated action sequences and long expository conversations make the trilogy feel drawn out, where a tight two-part epic would have done fine. Additionally, Peter Jackson's decision to shoot for 3D in 48 frames-per-second, a higher frame rate to accommodate 4K and ultimately 8K HD video, made for an unrealistically clear picture. The result is devoid of filmic quality, which distracts viewers from the fantastical world of Tolkien's novel. The Lord of the Rings trilogy, while committing the aforementioned sins of omission, does a much better job with mixing an updated, fast-paced narrative with stunning, believable visuals.