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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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26, Michigan
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-18
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Was little leery about seeing it in 48fps as it was a new experience (I dont like new experience's but Im working on it). Have to agree with another review I read which said HFR removes the cinematic experience/flickering that we're so used to but I definetly want to see it again in regular 24fps and maybe on IMAX. Im certain HFR will have its place in mainstream cinema as we go forth. Obviously the book is a different medium and so the screenplay had to change for the film, but I didnt like how Thranduil was portrayed as unsympathetic to the plight of the dwarves after Smaug came. The sequel will probably delve into this a bit further. I had certain expectations of the Lonely Mountain and Jackson certainly exceeded them. Kinda hoped the troll hoard and Elrond would provide more background into Biter, Beater and Sting after having read "The Hobbit" so many times after watching Fellowship back in 2001. Great cinematic experience that was as was this. Cant wait for Desolation!

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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