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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


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Hassan Iftikhar

26, Lahore
Pakistan

Date Posted: 2012-12-29
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes
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I never got to see the lord of the rings trilogy in the cinema when it came out in 2001-2003 and ever since that I had long desired and wistfully yearned to watch the original trilogy/The hobbit in the cinema and in 3 D . That dream was fulfilled today, I felt in my heart a sudden tingling, a rush of nostalgia and a surge of emotional gratification as if I came back home after a 9 year long journey. The film was visually enthralling and resplendent, exhilarating, and emotionally poignant. It was better than I could have ever imagined or dreamed it to be, although there were some moments where the dwarves defied the laws of gravity and the action sequences seemed too juvenile, cluttered and relied excessively on CGI, some scenes indeed could have been edited altogether, otherwise it was an almost perfect Film having the gravitas and momentum to stir you wanting more. The film was over in the wink of an eye, and I never noticed it being a drag or remotely slow. Thumbs up to Peter Jackson to have the bravado to attempt yet again the unfathomable. The Hobbit is a marvel and a coveted piece of film making poised to satisfy legions of ardent Tolkien fans who will undoubtedly devour it. The film was absolutely epic, the scenes involving Gollum, the eagles and the informative prologue were among my favorites. My heart craves for more and the more time spent in middle earth the merrier it is bound to be. Lastly I am still flabbergasted by the degree to which the critics have berated and profusely chastised this film since it was commensurate to FOTR as far as the pacing, length and establishment of the myriad of new characters was concerned. My advice is to totally shun the negative reviews and ignore what the critics say. Please see it for yourself and then decide since I would gladly pay more for what I just witnessed.

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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