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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I was blown away by the masterful story-telling, the beatiful sets, the acting, the story. I really felt so connected to every moment, every line that i thought i was going along with each character for the ride.
Granted, i knew that the critics who are not TOlkienites are more critical, but i thought the length was fine and on the whole i had no issues.
The movie opened with an amazing flashback explication from Sir Ian Holm which was phenomenally done. I loved the backstory about ERebor and it really sets up nicely what Thorin and Co. had to do which was very necessary for a non-bookie. I have read the books three times and have read LotR 5 times so know the story but it was great to get the refresher.
I loved the bridge scene with Frodo. Frodo is my fave character from LotR so i'm so glad to see Elijah again in that role. <3 And it bridged to FotR which was so so great.
Martin Freeman and the good morning scene with Gandalf was phenomenal as well-- that was lifted completely from the book and it was so very important to retain that.
I didn't enjoy the mountain warrior scene-- it was too unrealistic for me and deviant of canon and didn't add anything so I didn't enjoy that.
The dramatic effect of Thorin going out to try to kill Azog at the climax was too much too- that wasn't canon and i thought it didn't add much value given the fact that everything around you is burning. PJ should have just left the Eagles to escape with the dwarves and that's it.

I loved The HObbit nevertheless and was surprised by no midnight lines. I really hope it does well in the box office and i will return to see it multiple times!!!!

The Hobbit was 4 1/2 stars for me! This movie garners more stars from me than RotK when i first saw it because i think it is a better adapatation therefore i agree with Forbes review about it being the best since FotR.

I'm so excited to see it again!!!!!

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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