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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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24, Cambridge,UK

Date Posted: 2012-12-19
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Peter Jackson has done it once again. His interpretation of the Hobbit lives up to the expectations and level of detail which is expected when brining Tolkien's life work onto the big screen. I was very please when it was announced that he was to direct as there is no other who would bring the same commitment and respect. And living up to his name as a great director he has once again wowed me.

The first instalment of the Hobbit gripped me entirely and kept me interested throughout, even during long scenes of conversation which I especially enjoyed being a big fan of the book. The opening was the high point for me, it was a very cleaver way of linking the Hobbit to Lord of the Rings which again pleases a fan like myself.
I am not normally one for lots of special effects but with these films especially the Hobbit you do believe it is realistic and blends in perfectly with real life. The music set the tone of each scene perfectly and Howard Shore has once again done a great job with the themes, which I find the best feature of Shore's works.
Overall the film was simply great and the story flowed nicely keeping to the book very well. I look forward to the next instalment with great anticipation, but for the meantime I will be going to see this film several times.

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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