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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Laura Athena

19, Sydney

Date Posted: 2013-01-05
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I absolutely LOVED this movie, as I have been looking forward to journeying through Middle Earth once more... In my opinion, they actually made "The Hobbit", which I had thought light-weight compared to LotR, into a heroic epic that did justice to Tolkien's later development of Middle Earth. I had always loved Thorin best out of "The Hobbit" book, but he was even more heroic in the film - he was the dwarf Aragorn-equivalent, breaking the stereotype of dwarves being essentially comic characters. I also really appreciated the Necromancer arc, as it ties Tolkien's later decision for the Necromancer to be Sauron with the Hobbit book, when he hadn't yet decided it. The scenery was OUTSTANDING and the concept art mindblowing. I loved every second.

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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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