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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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23, Merced
United States

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 7
Film Format Seen? 3D 24 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

I went to the midnight showing in 3D woke up and then went to the 2D the same morning. This is certainly a pleaser for those already fans of Tolkien and Jackson's LOTR films but for newcomers I felt it may not be the best introduction. The start of the movie brings a familiarity aimed to those established fans and the showing of Erebor in it's prime was fantastic. The pacing at the start sat well with me and I found myself wishing some aspects of it were longer but I think newcomers would have found it to be too drawn out. The addition of things Tolkien wrote of happening after the book was superb but I found some of the movie additions and changes to be not so enjoyable. I especially found myself wanting the parts from Goblin-town on to be more like the book ,even with the pale orc leader added the end of the movie could held more truely to the book. Overall the movie was incredible and I was happy to watch it twice and will most likely see it in theaters again.

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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