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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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14, vienna

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 7
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I was really exctited to see the Hobbit - an unexpected Journey and have been anticipating it for ever since I heard it was to come out- which seems ages ago now.

I thought that certain parts of the film were drifting too far away from Tolkiens story, for example Radagast was like a cartoon charakter. I didn't see the wisdom of the Istari resembled in him. Also the part where the Rabbits pull his sleigh- type thingy was a bit absured.

The fat goblin chief's voice wasn't orkisch enough, in my opinion anyway.

The music was outstanding and extremely moving. Seeing the scenery of Middle- earth was wonderful. It beeing 3D was definitely an advantage when it came to hights, and the rocks being thrown about. When Bilbo hung from the cliff, I was practically on the edge of my seat.

The Film was great, except I wish the absurdness and forced comedy would be left out. So excited to see the next part(s) ! Thank god !

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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