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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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17, Summit
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 3
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

This movie was the beginning of the adaptation of my favorite book. When I first heard that the movie was being adapted into a three part trilogy, I was shocked. How could my favorite book that was 200 pages or so be adapted into 9 hours worth of film? Well, I should have just trusted Pete. From the second the film started, I was pleased. Seeing Thorin's back-story was amazing. The art direction was beautiful. I enjoy how all of the dwarves are getting personalities instead of just existing as they did in The Hobbit book. Martin Freeman was an excellent choice for Bilbo and I feel that he really makes him relevant. All of the dwarves were unique in their portrayals of their characters. My favorites are Bifur, Ori, Fili and Kili. Andy Serkis once again deserves an Oscar, one that he will be sure not to get because American's are stupid. Something that I was disapointed in was the creation of the Wargs. I (for lack of a better word) loved the Wargs from The Two Towers and Return of the King. They seemed much more... Warg-like. These wargs were simply too wolfish. Also, the orcs were not speaking in the common tongue and they seemed a little too animated. Other than that, i was really pleased. I can't wait for next December!

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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