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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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21, Kolkata

Date Posted: 2012-12-18
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

"An Unexpected Journey is sweet and brings in the flavor of Tolkien fantasy there and back again "
I would like to begin with special mention to Howard Shore for his excellent scores which really brings life into the franchise again - At times the heavenly tunes of Elfish and other times the verses of proud Dwarfs , not to mention from the eloquent beauty of the shire to the drumming of the goblin caves - Mr. Shore has covered it all .
The theme of the Hobbit film is similar to Lord of the Rings which makes u feel in the same universe at the same the tonal differences differentiates u from its predecessors. That being said we see the reprising roles of Elrond , Galadriel , Frodo ,Saruman and Older Bilbo which to me was necessary to keep up the synergy of the franchise.
Jackson has once again captured the middle earth in his cameras with the same magic that he did a decade ago. Brilliant cinematic sequences and more so this time for the actual nature of the hobbits and the dwarfs are beautifully crafted out. The kitchen scene to me is the best Tolkien - ish experience i ever had in the franchise . Its lot light , funny and a bookish delight to all the fans. The sets are absolutely brilliant I was absolutely astounded by Erebor and the Goblin stronghold at the Misty mountains.
With many critics blabbing about the length of the film I think it is quite necessary otherwise developing characters will be very difficult. We see how the relationship between Thorin and Bilbo is portrayed out by the end of the film that plays a significant roles in the upcoming ones. Now Acting - Martin Freeman just is PERFECT .. Armitage portrayed Thorin better than the book and at times better than Aragorn , Ian Mckellen as Gandalf is our popular hero who is ever-green , the old and grumpy and witty one .. Dwarfs roles really amazed me and were brilliantly acted which makes me all the more interested.
Now regarding the visual effects, the CGI was astounding , Gollum was life like, Azog was tremendous and i liked the ways they designed the wargs. 48 fps wasnt a problem for me . No strain to eyes and a lot more brighter.. I think its brilliant to try something new..besides i saw it in all the formats.. SO IF U WANT THE CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE FOR REGULAR otherwise take the unexpected ride of 48Fps. . I m really excited for the future films...

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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