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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Reading, PA
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-24
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

My initial impression is that the story in the film is being stretched out to fit 3 movies. At some points I thought it moved slow because of that. If you want to live in the story, it's great because the sets/scenery/costuming are amazing.

I was a little uncomfortable with the scene in Rivendell with Saurman, Gandalf, Galadriel and Elrond - presumably 'The White Council.' Galadriel kept circling. It seems that Jackson & crew really had to write dialog for that scene - I wish JRR Tolkien would have written more there.

I really liked how the arkenstone was represented - almost looked prettier than I'd imagined.

As far as the music score goes, I though Howard Shore re-used too many of the original themes without enough variation. Still beautiful, but I almost felt like I was just hearing LOTR again.

I will definitely need to see it again. I could tell there was alot going on that I was missing. I want to see it in some form of 3D next.

It is as the commercial says. "EPIC."

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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