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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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45, perth

Date Posted: 2012-12-26
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I guess the question is is it a good movie? No, its an awesome one. However it does not stay true to either the book or the true backstory/history of middle earth, close but not close enough. There are those who will hate it or love it and forgive those 'changes'. I get why but it still bothers me like off mushrooms in the Greenwood. I took my 11 year old son who obviously loved every minute, which was pricless and spoke volumes about how good the actual story is. The changes to the troll sequence i didnt like, in the book the trolls argue and fight untill the sun catches them out, why this wasnt the same as the book I dont know. The silly hat that one of the dwaves wears also is anoying, but I can forgive that. I like the expansion of the story and inclusion of more history, even if it was 100% faithful. All in all I still rate it 9 out ten.

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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