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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Very happy

Date Posted: 2012-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 7
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Three takeaways from "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey":

1) Jackson should seriously consider adapting a Charles Dickens novel when he gets done with this massive project. The quirky humor and character that he injects into this film is just brilliant, and I'd like to see what he would do with something such as "Oliver Twist."

2) This was a true NORTHERN Middle-earth movie, which I was relieved to see: pine trees, fir trees, mountains, etc. This was the Middle-earth I grew up dreaming about, and I loved every second of the cinematography.

3) Jackson is on his way to mastering the art of making a prequel, which others such as George Lucas failed at. The superior, more natural introductions of Rivendell, Gollum, Gandalf, etc., and the compatible appearance of geography, set design, costume design, with those of the LOTR films gives me hope that this trilogy might be able to blend flawlessly with the LOTR trilogy. I never thought before that that could be possible.

Overall one of the best experiences I've ever had in a theater. Smiles all around.

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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