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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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makahlamay

23, Portland

Date Posted: 2012-12-23
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I was unexpectedly (pardon the pun) surprised by Peter Jackson's first installment of the Hobbit. I wasn't blown away however. The musical sequences were awkward with the dwarves, the screenplay was odd at times (going from comedy to seriousness with a thud), and the technological achievements didn't add anything to the film. It was beautiful as always though. The battles were fierce and I was relieved to see Middle Earth again but something was just missing. I was especially disappointed with the Gollum scenes. It was well acted but Gollum (shinier and spruced up by newer technology) looks like a kitty cat. Not a menacing and scary creature of the underworld, as he should be for this one. All in all I liked it but I do hope that the next one improves.

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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