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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Old Hobbit Fan

Date Posted: 2012-12-24
Tolkien Fan Level: 4
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Mr. Jackson and company, once again an incredible job. I've been a Tolkien fan since reading these books as a young man in the military over 30 years ago. LOTR was way beyond my expectations and you have matched it with The Hobbit. I have had many discussions over the past year re: Jackson's decision to make this into three films. My final conclusion was that he has earned enough credibility with me I trust him to do as he pleases. He did not disappoint.

I have now watched the film twice, first in 24 fps 3-D and the second 48 fps 3-D. The 48 fps version was an amazing cinematic experience. At times I actually thought I could reach out and pick up an object from a shelf. The outdoor scene of the orc chase scene was incredibly life-like.

If I have only one minor critique it would be in the casting and makeup for the dwarves. In my opinion some are far too handsome. Think Gimli and his his kin at the council in FOTR; they were all squat, heavily bearded brutes. As depicted here a few were male models in costumes.

Fabulously done on the whole. I am eagerly anticipating the next installment.

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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