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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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23, Columbus
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-18
Tolkien Fan Level: 10
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

I saw the Hobbit last night and from begining to end the movie held me in thrall. Visiting Middle-Earth on the Big screen again was like seeing an old friend again. The casting was superb, the movie was very colorful, and it somewhat captured the light-heartdeness of the book. Another thing that made the Hobbit so good was the excessive backstory. It really helped you understand Thorin's desire to take back the Lonely Mountain, plus using excerpts from the Appendices of the Return of the King added more depth to the story that really kept you enthralled. The movie would have been better with cameo appearences by Arwen, a young Aragorn, and his mother

The only things I didn't care for in the movie were the music, the omission of the teasing elves, and Thranduil riding a stag. The music felt it was recycled film score from the previous trilogy, the elves teasing the dwarves would have been funny, and seeing Thranduil ride a stag just made it cheesy. Besides these fail points, the Hobbit was amazing and should be seen 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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