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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Date Posted: 2012-12-18
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

A very good start to The Hobbit. The main characters were well done and the visuals are great. I felt immersed in Middle Earth once again and left the theatre feeling like I had to be on the lookout for wargs, which is a great thing!

I understand that as a film adaptation, it can’t stay 100% true to the book, and I was OK with the changes made by Peter Jackson & co. as I could see how they made sense in a movie setting. Although The Hobbit book has a more lighthearted feel than the LOTR books, the movie version of The Hobbit is slightly less serious but still very similar in style to the LOTR movies, which is understandable as you need to have some consistency once the LOTR was made into movies first. And I for one am excited to see some of the appendices and allusions from the books brought to life in the screen. I can’t wait to see Gandalf and Galadriel storming Dol Goldur!

The Ratings
The Other Ratings
Martin Freeman 's performance as Bilbo Baggins?
Richard Armitage 's performance as Thorin?
The Overall representation of The Dwarves ?
Andy Serkis' performance as Gollum?
Ian McKellen's performance as Gandalf?
Bilbo's retelling of the history of Erebor and of Thror/Thrain/Thorin
The Eagles rescue sequence?
The Goblin King ?
Initial impression of Thranduil?
Hugo Weaving's performance as Elrond?
Radagast's portrayal in the movie?
The representation of Goblintown?
Cate Blanchett's performance as Galadriel?
The Bag End Supper scene?
The scene of the Trolls?
The representation of the Arkenstone?
The Stone Giants?
Escape from the Goblin cave?
Riddles in the Dark scene?
The return to Rivendell?
The attack on the party by the Wargs
The first glimpses of Smaug?
The ending of the movie; in regards to leading well into the next film, and serving as a good ending point.
The overall pace of the film
Peter Jackson's vision in bringing the Hobbit to the big screen.

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