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Ringer Reviews - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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daniel leicester

37, leicester
United Kingdom

Date Posted: 2012-12-15
Tolkien Fan Level: 5
Film Format Seen? 3D 48 fps
Will view again in a different format? Yes

i saw this in 3d 48 fps. It more than anything threw me becuae it didnt make it look the same as the LOTR trilogy. BBC Documentary was more the feel. However, thats one of two problems with the film. The second problem is how long it takes to get going. As much as I love Bag End, the first 40 minutes is all talk and no action. Once our beloved Bilbo leaves Bag End the film starts. And thats pretty much the end of the negatives.

There are four stand out performances in this film, Sir Ian, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis as Gollum...creepy, loveable and funny all at the same time...and Richard Armitage as Thorin.

This film starts to soar when it manages to figure out what its about...once you get those central themes of home and belonging, it gives the film much needed heart.

Its also funnier than some of its predecessors in places...and the action is great, well directed.

its an 8/10 film for me. Maybe its always going to suffer in comparison to whats come before.

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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