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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Date Posted: 2013-01-05
Tolkien Fan Level: 8
Film Format Seen? 2D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? No

I was not sure what to think on my first viewing -- it was so different than LOTR!

On my second viewing I loved it.

Listening to the soundtrack has helped me appreciate the move even more.

The Hobbit films are much like a second child -- it takes awhile to appreciate the new personality and model, but once you get to know it, you love it.

The big action sequences appealed to me the least, but I understand why they were in there. Bilbo's development as a character was very well done. Other things, like Thorin's character, the White Council politics, and getting to know the dwarves better will, I suspect come into their own in the next two films, but I like the "glimmers" we got in this film of what is to come.

A very different film that fits into the same world as LOTR. For all it's big and extravagant scenes, it's rich with subtelty, which you notice more on each viewing.

I suspect this film will become more appreciated over time, and when it has the next two films to keep it company!

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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