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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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Date Posted: 2013-01-14
Tolkien Fan Level: 6
Film Format Seen? Imax 3D
Will view again in a different format? Yes

Personally, I am beyond surprized at all the heat Peter Jackson, the cast, crew, and film have been getting since the start of the journey. Sure I'm a huge fan of Tolkien's and possibly and even greater fan of Peter Jackson's translation from book to film. I saw "The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey" opening night in sacramento in Imax and it was hands down the greatest theater experience I've ever had. The way the overall film played out shocked me, the fact that I coud have imagined it all so poorly frankly shocked me. I thought the special effects and CG bits were perfect, the trolls were spot on. I was blown away by the spectacular detail of Erabor, Rivendell, and the Goblin City. I'm glad Jackson got over his anxeities over producing thirteen individual dwarves and brought Tolkien, Jackson, and Fatasy fans alike a grand new prequel adventure to enjoy visualy and audibly. There's no other director i could have trusted enough to shoot this film. I'm desperately awaiting parts two and three, "Desolation of Smaug" and "There And Back 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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