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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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44, San Francisco
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-26
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

a bloated mess I'm afraid. Loved LOTR, could accept some of the changes there. The hobbit is meant to have a softer tone - this version does not - it's NOT for kids - in fact it was almost more violent than LOTR.

Look The Hobbit can be done in a single 3 hour movie. Even stretching things I come up with 4 hours at most
1. Bilbo - Misty Mountains
2. Misty Mountains - Mirkwood
3. Smaug
4. Smaug aftermath

yeah you can add stuff from the appendices, but is it needed to? Does it add to the characters? not really. i did like the attempt to make thorin,fili,kili, balin stand out more. This is a problem the book has too - really there's only balin, thorin, and bombur (for comic relief) that stand out there.

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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