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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Date Posted: 2012-12-18
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

as a fan of this whole leviathan since i was twelve, i can honestly say i love what's been done with this film. i believe pete's undertaken this whole thing for tolkien and for the fans now; the academy awards and the critics can go off themselves. it's a story that must be told, and has been told wonderfully, i honestly don't care about the effect of the fps and all that technical crap.

i'm not good with objective reviweing, so i'll just say how i feel. the stunning cinematography made me breathless and overjoyed to be in middle-earth again (seeing rivendell made me tear up). the witty battle scenes were well-played, and the character development hit me square on the heart, every last one of them. thorin and bilbo shone through so well, and i can only hope the other dwarfs are given more screen time as fleshed-out characters and not fun distractions.

i have only one last request: can we please see elladan and elrohir? and tom bombadil? quite irrational and i see no way how that can be worked into the story but i just wish so...sigh.

in short, i could not ask for a better conduit of creativity for this world i cherish so much. cheers, pete.

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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