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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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William Stevens

29, Irvine
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-18
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I am a recent convert to the works of Tolkien, having only gotten involved in Middle Earth about 2 years ago, and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. For this reason, I have been looking forward to the release of "The Hobbit" ever since I heard it was being made. December 14, 2012 couldn't have come soon enough. I wasn't disappointed one bit in Part 1: An Unexpected Journey.
First of all, I love how the beginning goes back to the beginning of the book version of The Lord of the Rings with Frodo and Bilbo preparing for the Eleventyfirst b-day party. The flashback effect of Bilbo's writing leading into his story really was awesome. Throughout the movie everything was great, though there could've been just a little less action and a few more minutes of Riddles in the Dark. Gollum really steals the show and the chemistry between he and Bilbo was perfect. The only truly bad part is that I have to wait another year for the story to continue!

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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